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    Governance

    Senators call for probe into poll fraud claims

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Meshrano Jirga, commending the performance of the media and security forces, on Sunday urged the electoral commissions to investigate fraud in the runoff vote.



    Security and Crime

    NDS yet to probe alleged Iranian payments to MPs

    KABUL CITY (PAN): The National Directorate of Security (NDS) on Sunday said they are yet to receive any letter from the judiciary and justice departments on the alleged million dollar Iranian payment to selected Wolesi Jirga lawmakers to reject the strategic partnership accord with the United States, an official said on Sunday.  



    Security and Crime

    4 Pakistani nationals among 11 detained

    KABUL CITY (PAN): Eleven suspects, including four Pakistani nationals, were detained and over nine tonnes of explosives seized in Helmand, Herat, Kabul and Ghazni provinces, the National Directorate of Security (NDS) official said on Sunday.



    Education

    Stop harming girls’ education, urges women’s group

    KABUL (PAN): The Afghan Women's Network (AWN) expressed concern over burning schools and poisoning students as such heinous crimes were aimed at reducing girl's morale.  



    Security and Crime

    13 rebels held, attack on USAID office foiled: NDS

    KABUL (PAN): More than a dozen suspected militants have been detained by intelligence operatives in eastern Nangarhar and central Logar provinces, an official said on Tuesday.



    Security and Crime

    50 drug addicts taken to Kabul rehab centre

    KABUL CITY (PAN): A number of drug addicts were taken to a rehabilitation centre after being seized during a campaign by the counternarcotics ministry in Kabul on Sunday, officials said.



    Security and Crime

    Insecurity in border provinces worries senators

    KABUL (PAN): Meshrano Jirga members on Monday voiced deep concern at the fast deteriorating security situation in border provinces, but the defence minister insisted that rebel-linked violence had declined this year.



    Culture

    Ghazni far from ready to serve as Islamic civilisation capital

    KABUL (PAN): The Meshrano Jirga on Sunday said southern Ghazni province would not be ready as the Asian capital of Islamic civilisation by 2013 due to delays in preparatory work and urged relevant authorities to brief the house on the subject next week.



    Culture

    Cases of slain journalists remain unresolved: Nai

    KABUL (PAN): A media support organisation on Thursday said 77 incidents of violence against journalists were reported over the past year, but cases of slain journalists remained unresolved.



    Governance

    MPs outraged by Laghman operation

    KABUL (PAN): The death of two people and the arrest of eight others during a security operation in Qarghayee district of eastern Laghman province on Tuesday angered parliamentarians, who asked the defence minister to explain the situation.