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    Governance

    Transparent Afghan vote to benefit region: Manawi

    KABUL (PAN): Election Commission chief Fazl Ahmad Manawi on Tuesday said a transparent presidential ballot taking place next year would not only benefit Afghanistan but the region at large.



    Business & Economics

    ACCI warns nationwide protests against octroi

    KABUL (PAN): The Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) chief on Sunday warned the trader body would resort to countrywide protests until a municipal tax charged at the entry points to cities, including Kabul, is abolished.



    Security and Crime

    Transfer of Bagram jail delayed at last moment

    KABUL (PAN): Before a planned handover ceremony, Afghan officials on Saturday said the US military had cancelled the transfer of the notorious Bagram jail in central Parwan province to the Afghan control at the last moment.



    Education

    Private institutes lure unsuccessful candidates

    KABUL (PAN): Private sector universities on Tuesday offered free admissions, fee discount and other privileges to high school graduates who failed to qualify this year's university entry test.



    Sports

    Afghanistan pip Mongolia for 2nd win

    KABUL (PAN): Maintaining their triumphant run, Afghanistan overcame Mongolia 1-0 in their second match of the Asian Football Confederation Challenge Cup Qualifiers in Laos on Monday.



    Culture

    Curb violence against journalists, govt asked

    KABUL (PAN): A media advocacy group on Sunday asked the government to take urgent measures to quell growing violence against journalists, saying 31 cases had taken place over the last two months.



    Sports

    Afghanistan edge past Sri Lanka

    KABUL (PAN): Afghanistan's football team defeated Sri Lanka 1-0 in its first match of the Asian Football Confederation Challenge Cup qualifiers in Laos on Saturday.



    Culture

    Ashrafi remarks on suicide assaults called an ISI decree

    KABUL (PAN): The Afghanistan Ulema Council (AUC) and some analysts on Saturday lashed out at recent comments of a top Pakistani religious scholar who called suicide attacks permissible in the war-devastated country.



    Security and Crime

    Telecom firms warned over unregistered SIMs

     KABUL (PAN): The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) on Tuesday warned mobile service providers of cash fines and cancellation of licences if they failed to block unregistered SIM cards.



    Security and Crime

    No evidence of US forces’ misdemeanor: ISAF

     KABUL (PAN): The NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) on Monday said it had no evidence regarding the harassment of civilians by American Special Forces in central Maidan Wardak province.