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    Paktia residents urge next president to bolster peace

    GARDEZ (Pajhwok): Calling peace and stability among their top priorities, the residents of southeastern Paktia province on Wednesday demanded the next president should fight corruption and hire professional officials to ensure good governance.



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    Good governance tops Balkh residents demands

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): Residents of northern Balkh province say their foremost demand from the next president is good governance.



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    Prolonged electoral process irks masses

    FARAH CIY (Pajhwok): The month’s long electoral crisis has left negative impact on every field of life and discouraged masses to extend that the people of western Farah province said did not believe anymore on the election phenomenon.



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    Ghoris want next president to disarm illegal groups

    FIROZKOH (Pajhwok): Residents of western Ghor province say the next president should appoint qualified individuals on government posts and disarm illegal armed groups and implement reconstruction projects in the province.



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    Kandaharis spell out demands on next president

    KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Residents of southern Kandahar province say they want the next president to improve security, electricity, extend government’s writ to remote areas, eliminate corruption, improve education, economy and ensure honourable return of Afghan refugees.



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    Helmand minorities complain of discrimination

    LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Hindu and Sikh minorities in southern Helmand province complained authorities did not address their legitimate problems. The minorities were celebrating their religious festival in Lashkargah, the provincial capital, on Friday.



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    Parwan residents pin many hopes on new president

    CHARIKAR (Pajhwok): Residents of central Parwan province on Friday urged the next president to focus on delivering security and justice, as well as development of the education sector.



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    Saudi Arabia donates aid to IDPs

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The government of Saudi Arabia has donated two million dollars worth of food aid to the internally-displaced and repatriated Afghans, an official said on Wednesday.



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    No funds for rebuilding Salang road: Official

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Despite consistent public demand for the reconstruction of Salang Highway, a vital route connecting central parts of the country with the north, the government said on Tuesday it lacked funds for the project.



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    Next president asked to focus on merit, security

    PARAKH (Pajhwok): Residents of central Panjsher province on Monday urged the new president to help eliminate administrative graft, ensure security and remove ethnic and linguistic rifts among the people.