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    Governance

    Success lies in unity, Karzai tells Afghans

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Outgoing President Hamid Karzai said on Saturday that Afghanistan was home to all Afghans and their success lied in unity.



    Culture

    Noted individuals get highest civil awards

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Hamid Karzai on Wednesday conferred highest civil awards on a number of prominent personalities, including writers, poets, political experts, social workers and literary figures.



    Governance

    Karzai hopes runners to respect vote outcome

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Hamid Karzai on Thursday expressed optimism candidates would respect people's verdict and accept results of the ballot scheduled to be held on Saturday.



    Governance

    Peaceful environment for polls reassured

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Security bosses on Thursday reaffirmed their commitment to holding Saturday’s presidential and provincial council elections in a peaceful environment and preventing fraud.



    Governance

    Taliban ready for peace talks: President

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Taliban insurgents have stepped up contacts with his administration, indicating their desire for peace negotiations, President Hamid Karzai said on Saturday.



    Accidents & Disasters

    Justice minister passes away

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Minister of Justice Habibullah Ghalib died on Thursday after prolonged ailment, an official said.



    Security and Crime

    Govt urged to protect journalists during polls

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Concerned about growing violence against journalists, a media advocacy group on Wednesday asked the government to provide security to the community, especially during the election process.



    Governance

    Kunar assault: ANA troops honoured posthumously

    KABUL/ASADABAD (Pajhwok): President Hamid Karzai on Thursday honoured eight Afghan National Army (ANA) troops with the highest government awards for bravery in recognisation of their role during a massive Taliban attack in eastern Kunar province, where two of the six soldiers missing since the Feb 23 attack had been freed.



    Security and Crime

    Dozens of Pul-i-Charkhi inmates on hunger strike

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Dozens of inmates at the notorious Pul-i-Charkhi prison outside Kabul have been denying food over the past two days, an official confirmed on Monday.



    Security and Crime

    4 killed in blast near Abdullah’s campaign office

    KABUL (Pajhwok): At least two policemen and as many election workers were killed and several others wounded on Monday when a motorcycle bomb went off in western Herat province, officials said.