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    Daudzai pledges election security, neutrality

    KABUL (PAN): The acting interior minister on Monday pledged his ministry would not interfere in next year’s presidential election and would try its best to pave the ground for credible polls.


    Kabul’s nod a must for troop contribution to ISAF

    KABUL (PAN): The National Security Council (NSC) on Sunday made clear no foreign country was allowed to contribute troops to the NATO-led force without an agreement with the government of Afghanistan.

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    Harkat-i-Islami discounts grand alliance

    KABUL (PAN): The Harkat-i-Islami of Afghanistan, dubbing the grand electoral alliance as a coalition of sorts, said on Sunday it was in talks with other political groups to introduce a single candidate for the 2014 presidential vote.

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    NATO troops exit 90pc of Afghan bases

    KABUL (PAN): The International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) on Tuesday said foreign soldiers had exited more than 700 military bases ahead of their withdrawal from the country in 2014.


    Kabul, Tehran ink cooperation MoU

    KABUL (PAN): Afghanistan and Iran have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on enhancing military and strategic cooperation, President Hamid Karzai’s office said on Monday.


    US pledges $8.5m in aid to justice sector

    KABUL (PAN): The US Department of Justice and Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) on Thursday announced $8.5 million in aid for Afghan judicial staff training, officials said.

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    Gen. Dempsey downplays talk of zero option

    KABUL (PAN): A top US military official on Monday called for signing of the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) between Kabul and Washington by October.


    Pakistan ready to back Afghan peace process

    KABUL (PAN): A senior Pakistani official on Sunday said Islamabad was willing to help Afghan-managed reconciliation but could not guarantee the success of intra-Afghan peace talks or impose its decisions on the Taliban.


    New police officers named for 3 provinces

    KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai on Saturday appointed new police chiefs for Farah and Helmand provinces. Similarly, new crime branch heads and deputy police chiefs were named for Kandahar and Helmand.


    Seats reserved for women; no foreigner on ECC

    KABUL (PAN): A joint commission of both houses of th parliament on Monday approved the draft election law with some amendments after a prolonged debate.