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    Governance

    President playing with nation’s fate: Abdullah

    KABUL (PAN): Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, the National Coalition of Afghanistan (NCA) chief, on Sunday assailed President Hamid Karzai for playing with the nation’s fate by deferring a security deal with the US.



    Governance

    Karzai links Obama letter to his insistence

    KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai on Thursday said it was on his insistence that his US counterpart Barack Obama had written him the latest letter regarding the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) between the two nations.



    Governance

    IEC announces final list of candidates

    KABUL (PAN): The Independent Election Commission (IEC) announced the final lists of presidential and provincial candidates on Wednesday, a day after the electoral watchdog announced completion of the complaint evaluation process.



    Governance

    Sultanzoy added to final list of candidates

    KABUL (PAN): The number of presidential runners has gone up in the wake of thoroughgoing investigations into objections and with the addition of the 11th candidate, Daud Sultanzoy, to the final list by Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC), officials said on Tuesday.



    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).