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    Muhammad Hassan Khetab

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    Governance,Security and Crime

    Runoff will be more challenging: Daudzai

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The minister of interior on Thursday said the second round of presidential polls would be more challenging, claiming foreign militants had sneaked into Afghanistan to disrupt the process.



    Governance

    Plots being hatched to divide Afghans: Abdullah

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Frontrunner Dr. Abdullah Abdullah on Wednesday warned many plots were being hatched to create differences among the Afghans on ethnic lines, saying such attempts would not be allowed to succeed.



    Governance

    Abdullah’s team claims widespread rigging

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Frontrunner Dr. Abdullah Abdullah’s team on Monday said electoral fraud had been committed at various stages of the April 5 elections and the fate of more than 900,000 votes remained unclear.



    Business & Economics

    Afghanistan’s maiden satellite launched

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan’s first satellite – AFGHANSAT 1 -- was formally launched on Saturday, with officials expecting a $15 million addition to the government’s annual revenue.



    Governance

    IECC discounts Abdullah, Ghani concerns

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) chief on Thursday said the watchdog was striving to accomplish its mission in a transparent and fair manner, brushing aside apprehensions of the two leading candidates.



    Governance

    Complaints affecting final results probed

    KABUL (Pajhwok): More than 900 complaints, believed to affect final presidential poll results, were probed by the Independent Election Complaint Commission (IECC) during the just-concluded public hearings, an official said on Thursday.



    Governance

    Time for complaints registration extended

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) on Thursday said the time for registering complaints about votes from 444 polling sites had been extended by five hours, ending 1pm.



    Governance

    Interim govt holds key to avoiding chaos: Sirat

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A former justice minister and presidential candidate in the 2009 election on Saturday proposed an interim government be installed if the final results from the April 5 vote are feared causing  political differences.



    Governance

    Afghanistan face Kyrgyzstan in soccer friendly

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan will take on Kyrgyzstan in a football friendly match on Sunday in Dubai as part of their preparations ahead of next month’s AFC Challenge Cup in the Maldives.