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    ‘Neighbours trying to influence poll process’

    KABUL (PAN): The Musharikat-i-Milli party on Tuesday alleged Iran and Pakistan were trying to interfere in the Afghan presidential elections by supporting certain candidates.


    German embassy in Kabul reopens

    KABUL (PAN): The Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Sunday said the German embassy in Kabul had reopened after one week of closure over security threats.


    AISA asks candidates to use local printing firms

    KABUL (PAN): The Afghanistan Investment Support Agency (AISA) on Wednesday appealed presidential and provincial council candidates to approach local printing industries trading in election campaign materials as part of electioneering ahead of next year’s ballot.

    Security and Crime

    NGO driver dies after blast in Kabul

    KABUL (PAN): A driver with a non-governmental organisation (NGO) died in hospital after he was severely injured in a blast caused by a bomb attached to his car in Kabul on Monday, an official said.

    Security and Crime

    2 civilians killed as car bomber targets foreigners

    KABUL (PAN): Two civilians were killed and at least four others sustained injuries late on Friday when a suicide bomber in a car detonated his explosives outside a compound housing many foreign workers, officials said.

    Security and Crime

    Jamal laid to rest in Kabul

    KABUL (PAN): The governor of central Logar province, Arsala Jamal, was buried near the Parliament House’s new building in Kabul on Thursday, two days after his assassination in a bomb attack at a mosque.


    Women’s participation in poll process stressed

    KABUL (PAN): In an effort to ensure women’s active participation in the electoral process, gatherings involving religion scholars, people’s representatives and influential tribal elders will be held in all 34 provinces of the country over the next four months.


    Kubis extols election preparations; vows assistance

    KABUL (PAN): The United Nations (UN) on Thursday announced support for a democratic and inclusive election in Afghanistan, saying the country remained in focus of the international community.

    Governance,Security and Crime

    Senators fear insecurity may affect elections

    KABUL (PAN): Some members of the Meshrano Jirga -- or the upper house of the parliament -- on Tuesday voiced their concern at the security situation, fearing it could hamper transparent elections.


    Funeral in absentia offered for massacre victims

    KABUL (PAN): Hundreds of people on Friday offered funeral prayers in absentia for nearly 5,000 Afghans massacred during the Soviet-backed communist regime, asking the government to bring the perpetrators to justice.