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    Cost of fraud will be too high: Abdullah

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Front-line presidential runner Dr. Abdullah Abdullah warned of possible fraud in Saturday’s vote, saying the cost of irregularities would be too heavy for the country to afford.


    Ghalib remembered at Presidential Palace

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Hamid Karzai and high-ranking government officials on Sunday paid homage to late justice minister Habibullah Ghalib at the Presidential Palace in Kabul.


    Turkmenistan vows support for peace bid

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Turkmenistan has promised support for the High Peace Council (HPC)’s efforts to bring the Taliban to the negotiating table, the peace body said on Thursday.


    Today’s Afghanistan different: Stagg to Taliban

    KABUL (Pajhwok): British Ambassador in Kabul Richard Stagg has said the Taliban should realise that today’s Afghanistan is much different from that in the mid-90s when they ruled it.


    Anti-US remarks: PHC spokesman suspended

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The High Peace Council (HPC) said on Tuesday Maulvi Shahzada Shahid had been suspended as its spokesman after his controversial remarks about Osama bin Laden and the United States.


    Criminal Procedure Code signed into law

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Hamid Karzai on Sunday signed into law the Criminal Procedure Code with an amendment to address concerns from human rights campaigners and civil society activists.


    NSC welcomes Taliban’s Dubai meeting declaration

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The National Security Council (NSC) on Sunday welcomed the declaration of Taliban’s Dubai meeting that urged peaceful settlement to the conflict in Afghanistan.


    HPC hails Taliban willingness for talks

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The High Peace Council (HPC) on Saturday welcomed some former Taliban officials’ willingness for talks with the government, saying it supported steps toward Afghanistan’s stability.


    Graham seeks end to Afghan uplift aid

    KABUL (Pajhwok): An influential lawmaker has demanded an end to US development assistance to Afghanistan if the administration of President Hamid Karzai freed 65 prisoners from the Bagram jail in Parwan province.


    Wheat scandal: Nuristan governor sacked

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Hamid Karzai has removed the Nuristan Governor Tamim Nuristani and two other officials for their role in the theft of wheat meant for distribution to residents of the remote eastern province.