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    Turkish investment to spur Afghan economy

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Experts are optimistic that the visit of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan would help attract further investment to Afghanistan and spur its war-battered economy.


    Abdullah himself to take over as CEO

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, runner-up in the disputed presidential election, has made up his mind to assume the chief executive position, a well-placed source said on Wednesday.


    Analysts split on unity govt accord

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Like common people, political analysts are also divided on the unity government deal between Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, the president-elect, and Abdullah Abdullah, the chief executive officer.


    Election rivalries develop rift within families

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The 2014 presidential election campaign led to rift among families as relatives were observed supporting different candidates in the race.


    Be ready for protests, Noor tells supporters

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The governor of northern Balkh province and a close aide to trailing presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah on Tuesday asked his supporters to prepare themselves for massive protests against looming election results.


    Presidential runners set to meet again

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Change and Continuity team said presidential runners Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai and  Dr. Abdullah Abdullah would hold a meeting with President Hamid Karzai at the Presidential Palace on Tuesday.


    Ballot invalidation process set in motion

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Monday started invalidating bogus votes in the presence of observes and media representatives, as the audit exercise gained momentum, an official said.


    Probe into Khalili’s tape may take a week

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Attorney General’s Office (AGO) on Saturday said it would complete soon its probe into a tape recording accusing second Vice-President Mohammad Karim Khalili of electoral fraud.


    Complaints to be addressed after audit: IEC

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Electoral Complaint Commission (IECC) would start investigating complaints against alleged irregularities in the presidential and provincial council ballots once the vote auditing process was concluded, an official said on Thursday.


    Commission soon to enforce deal on unity govt

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The election teams of both presidential candidates on Sunday promised to disclose details of the agreement on a government of national unity between Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah.