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    Health,Interviews

    Nurses passing for doctors in Zabul

    QALAT (PAN): Authorities in southern Zabul province, complaining of a shortage of qualified public health staff, say nurses are working instead of doctors at hospitals in three districts.  



    Education,Interviews

    133 Zabul schools remain shut: official

    QALAT (PAN): Up to 25 schools, previously closed for security reasons, have reopened over the past one year in southern Zabul province, where another 133 schools remain shut due to a lack of interest by the residents concerned, a senior education official said on Friday.



    Security and Crime

    Would-be suicide bomber detained

    KABUL (PAN): A would-be suicide bomber was caught alive in the capital of eastern Laghman province, the National Directorate of Security (NDS) said on Tuesday.



    Governance

    No polling stations in insecure areas: Manawi

    KABUL (PAN): Next year’s presidential and provincial council elections may not be held in some insecure areas if effective security measures are not put in place, the poll panel chief warned on Monday.



    Governance

    Election fraud to trigger civil war: Sherzad

    KABUL (PAN): Afghan Millat Party chairman Stana Gul Sherzad on Sunday warned the government and opposition that interference in the electoral process could spark a new round of civil war in the country.



    Governance

    Massoud faults Karzai stance on airstrikes

    KABUL (PAN): The government’s decision on barring Afghan security personnel from requesting air support during security operations amounts to formal recognition of Taliban as a force in the countryside, an opposition leader alleged on Sunday.



    Education

    500 police return from training in Turkey

    KABUL (PAN): About 500 Afghan National Police (ANP) officials returned home from professional training courses in Turkey, an official said on Saturday.



    Governance

    Elections may be rigged: Massoud

    KABUL (PAN): Afghanistan National Front (ANF) leader Ahmad Zia Massoud on Thursday alleged the government was trying to stay in power through fraud in the 2014 presidential election.



    Governance

    Computerised ID cards key to transparent vote: Sadat

    KABUL (PAN):  A 34-member parliamentary group called” Risalat” on Monday said computerised identity cards were crucial to ensuring transparency in next presidential and provincial council elections.



    Security and Crime

    77 ALP members referred for prosecution: chief

    KABUL (PAN): Seventy-seven members of the NATO-backed Afghan Local Police (ALP) were referred to the military prosecution office for committing various crimes since the militias were raised two years ago in various provinces, a senior official said on Monday.