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    Anomalies alleged at Balkh polling sites

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): Independent Election Commission (IEC) officials on Sunday acknowledged fraud had been committed at a number of polling sites during yesterday’s runoff presidential election in northern Balkh province.


    Ballot stuffing alleged in parts of Balkh

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): The Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Saturday said it had received reports about ballot-stuffing in some parts of northern Balkh province.


    Pakistan trying to derail runoff: Gen. Fazli

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): Commander of Afghan Border Police Gen. Mohammad Shafique Fazli on Wednesday said Pakistani forces had intensified rocket attacks on eastern provinces to sabotage the June 14 presidential runoff election.

    Security and Crime

    Probe into sexual abuse cases launched

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): A new organisation of women has launched an investigation into cases of women and child abuse in northern provinces, an official said on Monday.


    Some Balkh officials accused of breaking law

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): Judicial officials on Thursday said some individuals holding government positions in northern Balkh province continued to violate the law of the land.


    Call to repair damaged Kabul-Balkh highway

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): Drivers and passengers on Thursday asked the government to reconstruct the damaged portion of the Kabul-North Highway in the Tashqar Ghan area of northern Balkh province on a permanent basis.

    Security and Crime

    Thousands of weapons handed over to DIAG

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): Disbandment of Illegal Armed Groups (DIAG) officials on Wednesday said it had discovered 2,400 depots of weapons and 11,000 different kinds of arms in northern Afghanistan.


    No time limit in one Balkh polling station

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): Voting at a female polling station continued beyond the official closing time of 5pm in Mazar-i-Sharif, the capital of northern Balkh province.