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    5 acting ministers, 2 governors named

    KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai on Monday nominated five ministers-designate and two provincial governors to fill key vacant slots, the Office of Administrative Affairs (OAA) said.

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    MoI sets up election security commission

    KABUL (PAN): The Ministry of Interior Affairs (MoI) on Sunday said a commission supervising election security had been established in compliance with a presidential decree.


    474 complaints filed against candidates' list

    KABUL (PAN): The Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) on Friday said it had received 474 objections to the preliminary list of presidential and provincial council candidates.


    Commission tasked with security for Loya Jirga

    KABUL (PAN): A commission has been tasked with ensuring security for participants of the Loya Jirga to be held in Kabul next month to decide on the fate of a key security pact between Kabul and Washington.


    More candidates, running mates in trouble

    KABUL (PAN): The Independent Election Commission (IEC) is set to decide the fate of two more presidential candidates and four running mates, who allegedly possess dual nationalities, an official said on Sunday.


    No outcome yet as Karzai-Kerry talks extended

    KABUL (PAN): US Secretary of State John Kerry on Saturday extended talks with President Hamid Karzai on a key security agreement between the allies, but some contentious issues remain to be finalised, a presidential spokesman said.


    ANJU calls for Raheen's trial on graft charges

    KABUL (PAN): The Afghanistan National Journalists Union (ANJU) on Tuesday called for Minister of Information and Culture Syed Makhdoom Raheen to be prosecuted for allegedly embezzling a $1 million donation for preserving the country’s cultural heritage.


    Dostum’s apology appreciable: AIHRC

    KABUL (PAN): The Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) on Tuesday praised Abdul Rashid Dostum’s apology to the nation for his role in the country’s civil war.


    President offered my party $100m, Noor claims

    KABUL (PAN): In the race for the presidency, Balkh Governor Atta Mohammad Noor on Monday claimed President Hamid Karzai had offered him a $100 million cheque in returning for support his team.


    Afghan passport least credible in the world

    KABUL (PAN): Afghanistan’s passport is the worst in the world in terms of the travel freedom enjoyed by its citizens, a UK-based organization said survey on Wednesday.