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    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.



    Governance

    Candidates fined 76m afghanis in total: IECC

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) on Wednesday said it had fined two presidential candidates and more than one thousand provincial council runners 76 million afghanis in total for violations of rules during the April elections.



    Governance

    Karzai urged to stay until his successor takes oath

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) chief on Sunday urged President Hamid Karzai not to leave office until his successor was sworn-in.



    Governance

    4 polling stations votes found valid

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Electoral Complaint Commission (IECC) on Sunday found votes of four ballot boxes valid out of a total 64 polling stations.



    Security and Crime

    UN urged to halt Israeli aggression

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Hundreds of citizens took to the street in Kabul on Thursday against Israeli aggression, urging the UN to halt the bombardment of Palestinian civilians in the Gaza Strip.



    Women

    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.