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    25 killed, many wounded in Farah clashes

    FARAH CITY (Pajhwok): At least 25 security personnel and insurgents have been killed and scores wounded during separate incidents in western Farah province, an official said on Saturday.


    PC results to empower institutions: IDLG

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG) on Saturday welcomed the long-awaited announcement of final results from the April provincial council (PC) polls as a key step toward empowering state institutions.


    Greater focus on education quality: Nang

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A senior Ministry of Education (MoE) official on Saturday said most resources have been diverted to improving education quality and increasing enrollment in schools.


    Gilani suggests parleys with insurgents

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Hezb-i-Mahaz-i-Milli Islami leader Syed Hamid Gilani on Saturday suggested the armed opposition should also be included in the national unity process.


    Female prisoners facing legal issues: activist

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): Prisoners held at the women’s jail in northern Balkh province, unhappy with court decisions, have been facing legal issues, a rights activist said on Saturday.


    Lawmakers want election chiefs sacked

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Members of the lower house of the parliament on Saturday called for the accountability of the election commission chiefs, blaming them for making the electoral process controversial.

    Security and Crime

    2 kidnapped ALP personnel found dead

    FARAH CITY (Pajhwok): Two local police personnel, who were abducted a day earlier from the Pushtrod district of western Farah province, were found dead on Saturday.      


    Provincial poll results unveiled after 7 months

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Saturday announced the final results from the provincial council elections that were held seven months ago. 


    Cabinet approves draft annual budget

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Cabinet has approved the draft annual budget for the Afghan calendar fiscal year 1394, which begins on March 22, with a total outlay of 422 billion afghanis -- showing a 10.4 billion afs deficit.

    Accidents & Disasters

    4 dead in Samangan coalmine collapse

    AIBAK (Pajhwok): Four workers were killed when a coalmine tunnel collapsed in the Dara-i-Sauf Bala district of northern Samangan province, an official said on Saturday.