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    2 political groups swing behind Rassoul

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Two political parties threw their weight behind presidential candidate Dr. Zalmai Rassoul at a gathering marking the 19th death anniversary of Abul Ali Mazari, the founder of Wahdat-i-Milli Islami party, in Kabul on Thursday.


    Karzai urged to name Fahim’s successor soon

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Some Wolesi Jirga members on Wednesday urged President Hamid Karzai to name a successor to late vice-president Mohammad Qasim Fahim and introduce him to the house for a vote of confidence as soon as possible.


    Hundreds of clerics throw weight behind Ghani

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Hundreds of religious leaders coming from a number of provinces to Kabul on Monday said they would support presidential candidate Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai in next month’s elections and urged him to implement Sharia law if he won.


    Ghani promises key govt posts to women

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Promising high government positions to women, front-line presidential candidate Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai on Sunday said he would bring to justice those involved in violence against the gender.


    Insecurity to bar voters in 62 districts: TEFA

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Accusing some government officials of attending campaign rallies in violation of the electoral law, an election watchdog on Saturday claimed people in 62 districts across the country would be unable to participate in next month’s elections due to high security risks.


    Ghani continues to muster support

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Council of Eastern Provinces and hundreds of people in northern Kunduz, Balkh and Faryab provinces on Monday threw their weight behind leading presidential runner Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai.

    Business & Economics

    ‘Mafia’ continues selling substandard fuel

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Gas and oil businessmen on Sunday alleged “the oil mafia and its cronies” in the government had allowed the sale of low-quality petroleum products in the bazaar, a claim dismissed by the Norms and Standards Department.


    Civil society activists join striking MP

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Members of civil society organisations visited lawmaker Baktash Siawash on Monday when his protest entered a fifth consecutive day. He has been demanding compensation for families of dead and wounded security personnel.


    No pullout from presidential race: Sherzai

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Former Nangarhar governor Gul Agha Sherzai on Friday ruled out a withdrawal from the presidential race in favour of anyone.


    Wardak elders pledge support to Rassoul

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A number of elders, religious scholars and lawmakers from central Maidan Wardak province on Friday announced support to presidential candidate Zalmai Rassoul in the April 5 elections.