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    Education

    Major varsities to stay closed during Ashura

    KABUL (PAN): The Ministry of Higher Education on Monday said three major state-run universities would remain closed from November 11 to 14 on account of Ashura ceremonies.



    Governance

    BSA draft prepared in 3 languages: Spanta

    KABUL (PAN): National Security Advisor Dr. Rangin Dadfar Spanta on Sunday said the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) draft had been prepared in Pashto, Dari and English languages for distribution to participants of the upcoming consultative Loya Jirga.



    Governance

    3 million people obtain voter cards

    KABUL (PAN): Around two million and 800,000 people have obtained voter registration cards over the past five months, more than one million of them women, the Independent Election Commission (IEC) announced on Thursday.



    Governance

    Top poll officials seek funds, security

    KABUL (PAN): Heads and members of both elections panels on Tuesday shared their financial and security problems with President Hamid Karzai, the Presidential Palace said.



    Governance

    695 to attend Loya Jirga from 4 provinces

    KABUL (PAN): A list of 695 participants from four provinces in the upcoming consultative Loya Jirga on the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) between Kabul and Washington was released on Saturday.



    Governance

    Cunningham ties future aid to BSA signing

    KABUL (PAN): The United States on Wednesday once again tied future assistance to Afghanistan to the signing of the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA).



    Governance

    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.



    Security and Crime

    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.



    Governance

    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.



    Governance

    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.