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    Governance,Culture

    Abdullah says committed to freedom of speech

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Urging media outlets to keep national interest supreme, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah Abdullah on Monday said he was committed to protecting the freedom of expression.



    Governance

    Matin replaces Samim as Paktika governor

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Abdul Karim Matin has been appointed new governor of southeastern Paktika province, the Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG) announced on Monday.



    Governance,Security and Crime

    HPC seeks transfer of all Gitmo prisoners

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghanistan High Peace Council (HPC) on Sunday said the four former Guantanamo Bay detainees would be reunited with their families soon, urging the US to transfer the remaining Afghan prisoners to the country.



    Security and Crime

    Taliban reject UN report as one-sided

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Taliban on Saturday rejected as one-sided and far from true a United Nations report on civilian casualties this year in Afghanistan.



    Governance

    President meets several cabinet choices

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani has held a flurry of meetings with several cabinet picks, who may be introduced to the parliament for a vote of confidence on Monday, Pajhwok Afghan News reliably learnt on Saturday.



    Governance,Security and Crime

    Kabul, Islamabad united against terror: Aziz

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Pakistan’s national security and foreign affairs advisor Sartaj Aziz on Saturday said security forces of Pakistan and Afghanistan had agreed to carry out coordinated operations against terrorists.



    Governance

    HPC calls for joint efforts to banish terror

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Condemning a recent school attack in Peshawar, the High Peace Council (HPC) on Saturday urged Pakistan and Afghanistan to take joint step to battle terrorism and the killings of innocent people.



    Security and Crime

    Rumours spread about Fazlullah’s killing

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Rumors circulated on Saturday that dreaded Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) leader Mullah Fazlullah has been killed in an operation on the Afghan border.



    Security and Crime

    Pakistan hangs 2 convicted militants

    KABUL (Pajhwok): After lifting a moratorium on death penalty, Pakistan has executed two senior insurgents in Faisalabad, a populated district of Punjab province.



    Governance,Security and Crime

    No distinction between good, bad Taliban: Sharif

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Pakistan Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has ruled out any distinction between “good and bad Taliban” during military operations against militants.