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    Governance

    Top officials' phone calls can no longer be bugged

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Telephonic conversations of the president, his deputies and some other high-ranking government officials could no longer be tapped, a Ministry of Telecommunication and Information Technology official said on Friday.



    Governance

    FEFA records 11,000 instances of anomalies

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Free and Fair Election Foundation of Afghanistan (FEFA) on Wednesday said it had recorded 11,000 incidents of fraud, irregularities, militant threats and closure of polling stations during Saturday’s elections.



    Security and Crime

    Police involved in fraud to face action

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Interior (MoI) on Tuesday said it would take serious legal actions against the police officials found involved in electoral fraud.



    Security and Crime

    Gunmen intimidate Astalif voters

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Residents of the Astalif district of Kabul province on Saturday alleged gunmen at polling stations forced voters to cast votes in favour of a particular candidate.



    Governance

    Afghan Air Force ready for election security

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghan Air Force (AAF) has airlifted election staff and materials to 39 of the 45 impassible districts, an official said on Wednesday -- three days ahead of the landmark vote.



    KABUL, Apr 01, 2014: Gen. Zahir Azimi, spokesman Ministry of Defence and Lieutenant Gen.

    Governance

    95,000 personnel deployed for poll security

    KABUL (Pajhwok): More than 95,000 security personnel have been deployed across the country to ensure security for Saturday’s presidential and provincial elections, a military commander said on Tuesday.



    Governance

    Rahmonov stresses non-interference policy

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Tajikistan President Emomali Rahmonov on Thursday said celebrating the new solar year highlighted the common culture of regional countries besides boosting ties among them.



    KABUL, Mar 17, 2014: Religious scholars attend a gathering in support of Abdul Rab Rassoul Sayyaf, presidential candidate, in Kabul.

    Governance

    Cooperation pacts inked with Tajikistan

    KABUL (Pajhwok): KABUL (Pajhwok): President Hamid Karzai and his Tajikistan counterpart Imam Ali Rahmanov on Wednesday witnessed the signing of four cooperation agreements between the two countries.