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    Governance

    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.



    Governance

    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.



    Governance

    Civil society complains of being sidelined

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Some civil society groups on Thursday complained their role in the election process was being undermined, urging the authorities to step up efforts for the early announcement of results.



    Governance,Reconstruction,Interviews

    Election uncertainty hits housing schemes

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD) on Wednesday said the presidential election crisis caused the residential buildings construction projects delayed.



    Governance

    2nd VP tape: MPs lash out at Abdullah’s camp

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Some lawmakers on Tuesday said credibility of the tape of 2nd Vice-President Karim Khalili, released by presidential candidate Dr. Abdullah’s team, was suspect.



    Governance

    Anger grows among Afghans over audit delays

    KABUL (Pajhwok): People in various parts of the country interviewed by Pajhwok Afghan News on Saturday said the prolonged electoral process amounted to playing with the fate of the nation, urging an early conclusion to the vote audit process.



    Security and Crime

    Hashmat’s assassination widely condemned

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The assassination of President Hamid Karzai’s cousin Hashmat Khalil Karzai in a suicide bomb attack at his home in southern Kandahar province a day earlier has been widely condemned.



    Governance

    Speakers see unity govt as power-grabbing ploy

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Kabul-based political analysts on Saturday expressed cynicism about the concept of a national unity government, believing that some greedy politicians are eying perks and power by entering such a dispensation.