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    Karzai urges election results on schedule

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Hamid Karzai on Wednesday renewed his concerns at the negative effects the delay in announcing the presidential election results was having on people's lives, especially security, economic and governance issues.



    Governance

    Outsiders out to disrupt vote audit: Hotaki

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Wednesday expressed concerns at outsider elements striving to disrupt the ongoing vote audit.



    Governance

    EU gives $95m to finance police salaries

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The European Union announced on Wednesday its latest contribution to the Afghan National Police of $95 million to enable the government to continue to pay police officers and uniformed personnel of the Central Prison Department.



    Security and Crime

    NYT reporter gets 24 hours to leave

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Attorney General Office (AGO) on Wednesday asked the New York Times (NYT) reporter to leave Afghanistan within 24 hours, saying his entry into the country had been banned.



    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.



    Governance

    EU gives $95m to finance police salaries

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The European Union announced on Wednesday its latest contribution to the Afghan National Police of $95 million to enable the government to continue to pay police officers and uniformed personnel of the Central Prison Department.



    Security and Crime

    ISAF soldier succumbs to wounds

    KABUL (Pajhwok): An International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) service member died of wounds as a result of an attack in eastern Afghanistan on Wednesday.



    Security and Crime

    Shepherd killed, 4 hurt in Jawzjan blasts

    SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): One civilian was killed and four others, including two children, were injured in two separate explosions in northern Jawzjan province, an official said on Wednesday.



    Security and Crime

    5 policemen detained for taking bribes

    FARAH CITY (Pajhwok): One policeman was killed and two wounded in a rocket attack in the Pushtrod district of western Farah province on Wednesday, an official said.



    Governance

    National unity govt. proposal sparks protest

    QALAT (Pajhwok): Hundreds of residents of southern Zabul province on Wednesday staged a protest against the proposed formation of a national unity government, saying such a set-up was against the constitution.