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    Karzai meets leading runners, election officials

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Hamid Karzai on Sunday discussed the election process with leading presidential candidates Dr. Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, as well as poll panel officials.

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    244 inmates released under presidential decree

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Following presidential decree on the eve of Mujahidin’s Victory Day, at least 244 prisoners were released from the notorious Pul-i-Charkhi prison on Sunday, an official said.


    Nation mourns landslide victims today

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The nation is oberving today a day of mourning for victims of the massive landslide tragedy in northeastern Badakhshan province.

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    90pc of Afghan monuments under threat

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Ninety percent of historical monuments in Afghanistan are under threat, because the government lacks the capacity to deal with the problem, a US embassy official said on Wednesday.


    IECC discards up to 230,000 ballots

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Election Complaints Commission (IECC) on Wednesday declared null and void about 230,000 votes cast at 525 polling sites in the April 5 presidential polls.


    Prisoners get relief in jail terms on Victory Day

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Hamid Karzai on Sunday issued a decree awarding concessions to prisoners, including political, having served most part of their jail terms, his office said.


    Sherzai alleges massive fraud in elections

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Presidential runner Muhammad Shafiq Gul Agha Sherzai on Sunday said that findings of his team showed instances of widespread corruption in April, 5 presidential and provincial council polls.

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    Paktika elder killed in gun-and-suicide attack

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A tribal elder was killed and three civilians injured in a gun-and-suicide attack in the Argun district of southeastern Paktika province on Friday, the governor’s house said.


    Abdullah claims lead in preliminary result

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Leading presidential runner Dr. Abdullah Abdullah on Saturday claimed preliminary election results were in his favour.


    325,000 observers to oversee elections: Nuristani

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Thursday said it had taken the necessary measures to hold simultaneous presidential and provincial council polls, to be monitored by 325,000 domestic and international observers.