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    Governance

    Insecurity tied to electoral deadlock

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Defence analysts believed the dragging electoral process has led escalating insecurity across the country, besides creating uncertainty among the masses.



    Security and Crime

    Violence against journalists up by 66pc

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Violence against journalists increased by 66 percent during the first half of 2014 across the county, the Afghan Journalists Safety Committee (AJSC) said on Thursday.



    Business & Economics

    Arabian gold, flour prices up in Kabul

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The prices of gold and flour increased, but diesel and sugar fell during the outgoing week in Kabul, market sources said on Thursday.



    Governance

    Security forces need $6b annually: Zakhilwal

    KABUL (Pajhwok): More foreign aid would be needed to strengthen Afghan security forces after the drawdown of international troops and the current insurgency in the country, officials said on Wednesday.



    Health

    Polio vaccination campaign launched

    KABUL (Pajhwok): About 8.9 million children below five years of age would be administered polio drops during the first round of the fall polio vaccination campaign, the Ministry of Public Health said on Sunday.



    Governance

    Special audit of 6,000 ballot boxes launched

    KABUL (Pajhwok): After a daylong delay, a special audit of 6,000 suspect ballot boxes was launched in the presence of national and international observers on Saturday, an official said.



    Business & Economics

    Flour up, gold & sugar down in Kabul

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The prices of Arabian gold and sugar decreased, but flour rates increased during the outgoing week in central capital Kabul, market sources said on Thursday.



    Governance

    ACCI notes worsening business environment

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The business environment has deteriorated generally during last three months, but small and medium enterprises (SMEs) have suffered more due to the unstable condition, a survey revealed on Wednesday.



    Governance,Business & Economics,Features

    Elections trigger crisis instead of clarity

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The prolonged electoral process has led to increased unemployment and deepening political and economic crises in the country.



    Business & Economics

    Flour price up in, other items steady

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The price of flour increased, but rates of other commodities remained unchanged during the outgoing week in Kabul, market sources said on Thursday.