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    Governance

    Provincial polls: Decision on complaints soon

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Complaints about the provincial council elections held in early April would be addressed soon, the electoral watchdog said on Monday -- a day after the presidential vote result was unveiled.



    Governance

    Senators optimistic about unity govt pact

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A number of lawmakers on Sunday voiced optimism that the agreement between the feuding presidential runners would help address the challenges facing Afghanistan.



    Governance

    MP, minister trade barbs in assembly

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Outspoken parliamentarian Ramazan Bashardost and Defence Minister Bismillah Mohammadi on Wednesday dubbed each other a killer and an enemy’s agent.



    Governance

    8,000 people killed this year, Senate told

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Security bosses on Tuesday told the Senate that insecurity had increased this solar year due to the lingering political crisis, but Afghan forces had been able to prevent insurgents from reaching their targets.



    Governance

    MPs blast Punjabi Taliban’s announcement

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Some Wolesi Jirga members on Monday said the Punjabi Taliban’s announcement to shift their fighting to Afghanistan substantiated Pakistan’s interfering in Afghan affairs.



    Governance

    Trench near Durand Line irks lawmakers

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Meshrano Jirga condemned Pakistan on Sunday for digging a 480 kilometres long trench on the Durand Line, warning the issue would be taken to the UN and other international forums.



    Governance

    Ballot audit to end on Sunday: Nuristani

    KABUL (Pajhwok): With the deadlock still persisting, the Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Friday announced invalidating 95 of the 2,000 suspect ballot boxes marked for a special audit.



    Governance

    Muslimyar, Noor asked to form interim govt

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Wafaq-i-Milli party on Thursday asked Meshrano Jirga chairman and the Balkh governor to form an interim government to rid the country of the current political crisis.



    Governance

    MPs push candidates to break deadlock

     KABUL (Pajhwok): Members of the lower house on Monday urged both presidential candidates Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah to bring the electoral crisis to an end, as it had caused the nation various problems.



    Governance

    Senate asks candidates to end political deadlock

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Some Meshrano Jirga or upper house members on Sunday asked the two presidential candidates to find a negotiated end to their dispute as the prolonged electoral crisis had paralyzed the country.