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    Security and Crime

    Police officer who shot female MP detained

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A security official, who shot and injured a female lawmaker in the capital Kabul last night, has been arrested, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) said on Wednesday.



    Governance

    Serious fraud could affect outcome in polls: watchdog

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Electoral Complaints Commission on Sunday said it had recorded a total of 870 incidents of fraud classed as "Priority A", complaints considered serious enough to affect the outcome of the April 5 elections.



    Governance

    Voting time extended by an hour until 5pm

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Saturday extended the voting time by an hour in presidential and provincial council elections.



    Governance

    No foreign meddling in Saturday’s polls: Kubiš

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The United Nations top diplomat in Afghanistan on Wednesday said there would be no international meddling in Saturday’s presidential and provincial elections.



    Governance

    Electoral watchdog fines Sherzai, Rassoul

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The electoral watchdog on Tuesday fined presidential runners Gul Agha Sherzai and Zalmai Rassoul for violating the Election Law during their campaigns.



    Governance

    Pajhwok launches webpage on poll fraud

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Pajhwok Afghan News (PAN) on Monday launched an independent and neutral webpage (www.afghansvote.af) to encourage people’s participation in the landmark presidential and provincial



    Governance

    Sadat warns of threats to election process

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Only one week before the April 5 vote, the independent electoral complaints commission (IECC) on Saturday warned of serious threats to the process.



    Security and Crime

    Journalists lament colleague’s death

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Supporting the call for a 15-day boycott of Taliban’s coverage, a number of media outlets on Saturday condemned the deaths of an Afghan journalist, his spouse and children in a suicide attack on a luxury hotel in Kabul.



    Governance

    116 provincial council runners disqualified

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) on Wednesday announced removing another 116 individuals from the final list of provincial council candidate.



    Security and Crime

    Daudzai promises peaceful elections

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Interior Minister Omar Daudzai on Tuesday promised the April 5 elections would be peaceful because his ministry had complete faith in the ability of Afghan security forces to deal with any challenge.