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    Pakistanis’ release: US asked for explanation

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghan government on Saturday asked the United States for an explanation regarding the release of Pakistani prisoners from the Bagram jail in central Parwan province.


    Presidential spokesperson scorns NYT claim

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Hamid Karzai is not trying to derail the US-brokered agreement between the presidential candidates, his spokeswoman said on Friday.  


    Govt rejects proposal to ban Facebook

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) on Sunday said the government had rejected a proposal to ban Facebook during the ongoing deadlock over the presidential election.


    Presidential Palace pours scorn on partiality claim

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Presidential Palace on Wednesday poured scorn on presidential runner Dr. Abdullah Abdullah’s allegation that President Hamid Karzai had supported his rival in the runoff election.


    Mobile SMS service suspended

    KABUL (Pajhwok): In an effort to ensure transparency in the June 14 presidential election, the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) on Thursday suspended the Short Message Service (SMS) of leading mobile phone companies operating in the country.


    Karzai, Ahmadzai condemn attack on Abdullah

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Hamid Karzai and presidential contender Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai on Friday condemned an attack on Abdullah Abdullah in Kabul, in which four persons were killed and several others wounded.


    Rassoul's decision his personal: Faizi

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Zalmai Rassoul’s support to presidential runner Dr. Abdullah Abdullah is his personal decision, President Hamid Karzai’s spokesman said on Sunday.

    Accidents & Disasters

    Ariana jet makes emergency landing in Kabul

    KABUL (Pajhwok): An Afghan Ariana Airlines plane made an emergency landing at the Kabul International Airport on Thursday, an official said


    Foreign spy networks can’t disrupt polls: Faizi

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Presidential Palace on Monday reiterated its vow to hold elections on schedule, saying efforts by foreign spy networks to scuttle the process would fail.


    Faizi endorses Ghani’s view on Durand Line

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Any decision on the status of the Durand Line, the de facto border between Afghanistan and Pakistan, should be taken by the people, presidential spokesman Aimal Faizi said on Tuesday.