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    Governance

    National unity govt only remedy, says Spanta

    KABUL (Pajhwok): National Security Advisor Dr. Rangin Dadfar Spanta on Tuesday called a national unity government the only solution to current political problems of the country.



    Governance

    Masood may be named as chief executive

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Change and Continuity team, led by Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, indicated on Monday to install ex-president Ahmad Zia Masood as chief executive of the country if it won the ballot.



    Governance

    Law on privileges for MPs draws criticism

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Some political analysts and common people view giving certain privileges to parliamentarians even after completing their tenure as illegal and unfair, urging the upper house and the president to reject the legislative measure in this regard.



    Business & Economics

    Fuel down, sugar up in Kabul

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The price of fuel declined and sugar edged up in Kabul, where rates of other daily-use commodities stayed unchanged during the outgoing week, market sources said on Thursday.



    Governance

    Abdullah claims win, to unveil cabinet soon

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Supporters of Dr. Abdullah Abdullah on Tuesday declared him as new president, but the former foreign minister urged them to demonstrate patience.



    Governance

    Media outlets to help quell political crisis

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Media and pro-democracy groups have asked all news organisations to avoid releasing reports and analysis that could exacerbate tensions created by electoral fraud allegations.



    Governance

    Nuristani confirms delay in partial results

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Election Commission on Saturday said the release of partial results had been delayed for a few days to resolve electoral problems.



    Governance

    Afghanistan’s population put at 28.1m

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Central Statistics Organisation (CSO) on Monday put Afghanistan’s population at 28.1 million, gross domestic product (GDP) growth at 6.4 percent and inflation rate at 5.6 percent in year 2013.



    Governance

    Options being mulled to counter attacks: MoFA

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) made clear on Monday Afghanistan would consider options to counter Pakistani rocket attacks if the issue was not resolved through diplomatic channels.