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    Pakistan to probe life bid on Hamid Mir

    ISLAMABAD (Pajhwok): The Pakistani government on Sunday decided to constitute a three-member judicial commission to probe the murder attempt on leading journalist Hamid Mir, announcing 10 million rupees in reward for information leading the arrest of attackers.



    Security and Crime

    Kandahar candidate gunned down in Quetta

    KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): A provincial council candidate in southern Kandahar province has been gunned down by unknown assailants in the capital of Pakistan’s southwestern Balochistan province, officials said on Sunday.



    Governance

    92 ballot boxes quarantined; 11 officials fined

    KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): At least 92 ballot boxes have been quarantined and 11 officials including two provincial council candidates and nine Independent Election Commission (IEC) workers fined on charges of elections fraud in northeastern Kunduz province, an official said Sunday.



    Governance

    Journalists awarded commendation letters

    KABU (Pajhwok): Police in central Uruzgan province lauded the role of media-people in creating awareness among masses about the importance of elections and awarded them with commendation certificates, an official said Sunday.



    Security and Crime

    Eloped woman shot dead in Baghlan

    PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): A young woman has been shot dead by unidentified gunmen after she eloped in northern Baghlan province, an official said Sunday.



    Security and Crime

    2 policemen, 13 rebels killed in Qaisar clash

    MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Two policemen and 13 militants were killed and nine others, including civilians, have been wounded in a fierce clash for control of the Shakh Bazaar area in Qaisar district of northwestern Faryab province, an official said Sunday.



    Governance

    Many Nimroz polling centers’ votes quarantined

    ZARANJ (Pajhwok): The Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) on Sunday said quarantined votes of 18 polling centers and 17 poll stations of southwestern Nimroz province.



    Governance

    8 Farah officials fined over electoral fraud

    FARAH CITY (Pajhwok): Two district police chiefs and six Independent Election Commission (IEC) workers have been fined for committing fraud during the April 5 elections in western Farah province, an official said Sunday.



    Governance

    Badghis blast leaves policeman dead

    QALA-I-NAW (Pajhwok): One policeman has been killed and two others wounded in a roadside bomb explosion in the Qadis district of western Badghis province, an official said.



    Security and Crime

    7 injured by bomb on Agriculture Ministry bus

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A magnetic bomb exploded on a Ministry of Agriculture bus on the Kabul-Logar Highway in Kabul on Sunday morning, injuring seven people, police said.