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    Women seek greater representation in govt

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghan women from various walks of life, debating the subject of women’s empowerment, on Thursday sought sufficient representations in the new government.


    25 complaints filed against vote invalidation

    KABUL (Pajhwok): As the stop-start vote audit process hit a new snag, the Afghan-led election watchdog announced receiving 25 complaints from the Change and Continuity team against invalidation of bogus votes.


    No funds for rebuilding Salang road: Official

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Despite consistent public demand for the reconstruction of Salang Highway, a vital route connecting central parts of the country with the north, the government said on Tuesday it lacked funds for the project.


    Watchdog ready to address post-audit complaints

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghan-led election watchdog on Monday expressed its readiness to register complaints from presidential candidates against Independent Election Commission (IEC) decisions on the outcome of the ongoing vote audit.

    Security and Crime

    Kabul blast leaves 9 ANA soldiers wounded

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Nine Afghan National Army (ANA) personnel were wounded during an explosion in the 12th police district of Kabul on Sunday, an official said.


    Abdullah defends deal on national unity govt

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Presidential runner Dr. Abdullah Abdullah on Wednesday stoutly defended a deal with his rival Dr. Ashraf Ahmad Ghani Ahmadzai on forming a government of national unity.


    No accord yet on role of opposition leader, CEO

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A joint commission of the two election teams on Wednesday claimed concluding its work but two thorny issues have been left to the presidential runners, officials said.


    Karzai to Pakistan: Stop fomenting trouble

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Hamid Karzai on Tuesday reiterated his call for Pakistan to stop fomenting trouble in Afghanistan for the sake of lasting peace and stability in the region.

    Security and Crime

    Corruption seen behind torching of oil tankers


    KABUL (Pajhwok): A delegation of Wolesi Jirga, investigating the torching of hundreds of fuel tankers, said on Monday some security and supply officials were linked to the arson attack.

    Security and Crime

    Efforts on to build close police-public liaison

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Efforts are ongoing to keep police from developing contacts with political parties or politicians and make the force develop coordination with the masses, an official said on Saturday.