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    On Facebook, Afghans lash out at Pakistan

    KABUL (PAN): Following an overnight clash on the British-mandate frontier called Durand Line, a large number of Afghans joined an anti-Pakistan campaign on Facebook, stoutly supporting local security forces.


    Opposition wants IEC-related law passed

    KABUL (PAN): An alliance of opposition parties on Tuesday accused President Hamid Karzai of refusing to sign on law on the authority and structure of the Independent Election Commission.


    Need for party-based elections stressed

    KABUL (PAN): Some politicians and analysts on Tuesday called for the introduction of a joint electorate regime, denouncing the lower house decision on the Single Non-Transferable Vote (SNTV) system as contrary democratic principles.


    IEC vows to hold fair elections on schedule

    KABUL (PAN): Amid rumours about a possible change in the schedule for next year's presidential and provincial elections, the poll panel on Saturday reiterated its resolve to hold the ballots on time and in line with the constitution.


    Delay in law approval to hurt poll process: IEC

     KABUL (PAN): Independent Election Commission (IEC) Secretary Ziaul Haq Amarkhel on Saturday urged parliament to approve an amended electoral law as soon as possible because any delay would negatively affect the poll process.


    Hekmatyar sets terms for poll participation

     KABUL (PAN): Hezb-i-Islami Afghanistan (HIA) leader Gulbadin Hekmatyar has offered the Kabul government a two-point proposal for his group's participation in the 2014 presidential election.


    Analysts fault Pakistan's deal-driven decisions

    KABUL (PAN): Pakistan has agreed to the release of all Afghan Taliban militants in its custody "in return for money" from the US, some Kabul-based political commentators alleged on Saturday.


    Khalid says recovering fast from wounds

    KABUL (PAN): Afghan spymaster Asadullah Khalid, who sustained critical wounds during a suicide attack last month, on Sunday appeared in a video clip, saying he was recovering fast.


    Taliban softening stance, believe politicians

    KABUL (PAN): Seeing a softening in the Taliban’s stance at the three-day gathering in Paris, political parties hope sustained negotiations would help bring normality to the country.

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    Amid concerns, 6 more executed in Kabul

    KABUL (PAN): Six more prisoners convicted of armed robberies and suicide attacks were executed in Kabul on Wednesday, raising the number of executions to 14 over the past 48 hours.