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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.


    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.


    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.


    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.


    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.

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    Tagab residents urge truce until harvest

    MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): Residents of the Tagab district of central Kapisa province on Monday urged security forces and militants to observe a ceasefire until they harvested pomegranates and plums.


    Samangan pins hopes on new president

    AIBAK (Pajhwok): Residents of northern Samangan province have urged the new president to act in accordance with the teachings of the holy Quran and work hard to eliminate administrative graft, ensure security and encourage foreign aid.

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    JIA launches anti-corruption campaign

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Jamiat Islah-i-Afghanistan (JIA), while calling for humble work culture and fair distribution of wages, launched a week-long anti-corruption drive on Saturday.


    Waziristan refugees in Khost seek aid

    KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): A number of refugees gathered in front of the department concerned in southern Khost province Wednesday, demanding aid from the international community.