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    Security and Crime

    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.



    Governance

    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.



    Education

    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.



    Governance

    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.



    Governance

    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.



    Governance

    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.      



    Governance

    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. 



    Governance

    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.