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    Governance

    Pakistan not going after Haqqani network: MoFA

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Monday accused the Pakistan Army of targeting only local fighters in the ongoing operation in North Waziristan tribal region, an official said.



    Governance

    Millat Party slams idea of parallel govt

    KABUL (Pajhwok) The Afghanistan Millat Party, welcoming the preliminary results of the runoff elections, on Thursday urged the electoral bodies to separate genuine votes from bogus ones.



    Security and Crime,Education

    State-run varsities to stay shut till Aug. 2

    KABUL (Pajhwok): All state-run universities would remain shut till August 2, the Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE) announced on Monday.



    Security and Crime

    On eve of crucial vote, strict security promised

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Stringent security measures have been put in place for the crucial second round of the presidential ballot to be held on Saturday, senior officials said on Friday.



    Governance,Culture

    New govt to ensure media freedom: Nai

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The head of NAI, an organisation that supports free media in Afghanistan, on Thursday asked both presidential contenders to ensure more media freedom after the election.



    Security and Crime,Features

    Vendors pay bribes to do business in Kabul

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Street vendors in the capital Kabul complained some municipality employees, police officials and disabled persons were illegally taking money from them over the past few years. Authorities concerned yet to take action to halt the illegal practice.  



    Governance

    Nasiri tribe vows support to Ahmadzai

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Nasiri tribal council of southern Ghazni province on Monday announced support to presidential runner Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai in the runoff polls.



    Security and Crime

    2 dead in attack on Defence Ministry bus

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Two people were killed and nine others wounded on Monday when a bus of the Defence Ministry came under suicide bomb attack in the heavily-fortified central capital Kabul.



    Governance

    Protestors call for end to sit-in against mayor

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Hundreds of people on Monday staged a protest rally in Kabul, calling for an end to a 10-day sit-in by some lawmakers and their supporters to allow the municipality to resume its activities.



    Governance

    MPs delay decision on mayor’s fate

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Wolesi Jirga delayed a decision on the fate of the Kabul mayor on Saturday when a numbers of members warned of invoking Article 69 of the constitution if the official continued in his position.