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    Zabihullah Ehsas

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    Governance

    Support pledged to Abdullah, Sayyaf

    KABUL/MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): Thousands of people on Friday pledged support to presidential runners Dr. Abdullah Abdullah and Abdul Rab Rassoul Sayyaf in Balkh and Kabul provinces.



    Governance

    Crisis if vote rigged, warns Balkh governor

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): The governor of northern Balkh province on Friday warned of a grave political crisis if next month’s presidential and provincial elections were rigged.



    Security and Crime

    All Balkh polling stations to be secured

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): Security officials on Monday said they would protect all polling stations from possible insurgent threats ahead of the April vote in northern Balkh province.



    Business & Economics

    Heavy snow cripples trade activity in Balkh

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): Two consecutive days of heavy snowfall have brought to a standstill trade activity at the Hairatan dry port and in Mazar-i-Sharif, the capital of northern Balkh province, officials said on Monday.



    MAZAR-I-SHARIF, Jan 06, 2014: Sarepul Police Chief Brig. Gen. Abdul Rawoof Taj addresses a press conference in northern Balkh province.
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    MAZAR-I-SHARIF, Jan 05, 2014: Mir Amanuldin Haidar, deputy minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock, addresses journalists in northern Balkh province.
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    MAZAR-E-SHARIF, Jan 01, 2014: Brig. Gen. Zalmay Wesa, commander of 209th Afghan National Army (ANA) Shaheen Corps, addresses journalists in northern Balk province.
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    MAZAR-I-SHARIF, Dec 26, 2013: Officials attend a press conference titled “Community Policing” in northern Balkh province.
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    MAZAR-I-SHARIF, Dec 26, 2013: Balkh Police Chief Maj. Gen. Abdul Rahman Rahim addresses journalists in northern Balkh province.
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    MAZAR-I-SHARIF, Dec 26, 2013: A group of 10 murderers are being paraded before the media after their arrest in northern Balkh province.