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    Governance

    Thousands of votes in Herat cancelled

    HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): The Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) on Sunday said it had cancelled about 100,000 votes cast at 27 polling stations in western Herat province.



    Governance

    Ballot boxes in 26 Balkh sites found suspicious

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): The Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) on Sunday said it had recommended placing under quarantine ballot boxes of 26 polling centres in northern Balkh province.



    Security and Crime

    Kandahar candidate gunned down in Quetta

    KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): A provincial council candidate in southern Kandahar province has been gunned down by unknown assailants in the capital of Pakistan’s southwestern Balochistan province, officials said on Sunday.



    Governance

    92 ballot boxes quarantined; 11 officials fined

    KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): At least 92 ballot boxes have been quarantined and 11 officials including two provincial council candidates and nine Independent Election Commission (IEC) workers fined on charges of elections fraud in northeastern Kunduz province, an official said Sunday.



    Governance

    Journalists awarded commendation letters

    KABU (Pajhwok): Police in central Uruzgan province lauded the role of media-people in creating awareness among masses about the importance of elections and awarded them with commendation certificates, an official said Sunday.



    Governance

    Many Nimroz polling centers’ votes quarantined

    ZARANJ (Pajhwok): The Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) on Sunday said quarantined votes of 18 polling centers and 17 poll stations of southwestern Nimroz province.



    Governance

    8 Farah officials fined over electoral fraud

    FARAH CITY (Pajhwok): Two district police chiefs and six Independent Election Commission (IEC) workers have been fined for committing fraud during the April 5 elections in western Farah province, an official said Sunday.



    Governance

    Ballots boxes from 3 Kunar sites audited

    ASADABAD (Pajhwok): The Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) on Saturday announced quarantining ballot boxes from three polling centres in the Nari district of eastern Kunar province.



    Governance

    Victory via fraud unacceptable: Sherzai

    KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Presidential runner Gul Agha Sherzai on Saturday said he would not endorse a president elected through fraud and such an election would be in violation of national sovereignty.