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    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.


    More candidates, running mates in trouble

    KABUL (PAN): The Independent Election Commission (IEC) is set to decide the fate of two more presidential candidates and four running mates, who allegedly possess dual nationalities, an official said on Sunday.


    No outcome yet as Karzai-Kerry talks extended

    KABUL (PAN): US Secretary of State John Kerry on Saturday extended talks with President Hamid Karzai on a key security agreement between the allies, but some contentious issues remain to be finalised, a presidential spokesman said.


    ANJU calls for Raheen's trial on graft charges

    KABUL (PAN): The Afghanistan National Journalists Union (ANJU) on Tuesday called for Minister of Information and Culture Syed Makhdoom Raheen to be prosecuted for allegedly embezzling a $1 million donation for preserving the country’s cultural heritage.


    Dostum’s apology appreciable: AIHRC

    KABUL (PAN): The Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) on Tuesday praised Abdul Rashid Dostum’s apology to the nation for his role in the country’s civil war.


    President offered my party $100m, Noor claims

    KABUL (PAN): In the race for the presidency, Balkh Governor Atta Mohammad Noor on Monday claimed President Hamid Karzai had offered him a $100 million cheque in returning for support his team.


    Afghan passport least credible in the world

    KABUL (PAN): Afghanistan’s passport is the worst in the world in terms of the travel freedom enjoyed by its citizens, a UK-based organization said survey on Wednesday.

    Security and Crime

    Release of 433 Bagram jail inmates ordered

    KABUL (PAN): The Investigating Fates of Prisoners Committee (IFPC) on Tuesday said it had issued release orders for 433 detainees from the Bagram Prison in central Parwan province after they were found innocent.


    China to build capacity of Afghan security organs

    KABUL (PAN): Hours after his return home from China, President Hamid Karzai on Sunday described his four-day state visit as fruitful in terms of political, security, economic and cultural support.

    Security and Crime

    MoD asked to buy 4 planes for Ariana Airlines

    KABUL (PAN): The National Security Council (NSC) on Sunday ordered the Ministry of Defense (MoD) to purchase four transportation planes for the state-run Ariana Airlines.