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    Failure of punchers a major problem: IEC

    KABUL (PAN): The failure of 17,000 hole-punchers was a major problem during the September 18 parliamentary vote, the Independent Election Commission (IEC) acknowledged on Tuesday.

    Business & Economics

    Municipality eyes 4m afghanis from poll ads

    KABUL (PAN): The Kabul Municipality would receive four million afghanis from advertisements of candidates for the Sept. 18 parliamentary election, an official said on Monday.


    Ballots from some centres to be recounted

    KABUL (PAN): Ballots papers from some polling stations and centres in seven provinces would be recounted following complains of irregularities, the Independent Election Commission (IEC) chief said


    Parwan governor satisfied with polls

    KABUL (PAN): Last week's parliamentary election was held in a peaceful environment throughout central Parwan province except two districts, a senior official said on Sunday.

    Security and Crime

    IEC staffer shot dead in Sar-i-Pul

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF (PAN): An employee of the Independent Election Commission (IEC) was shot dead by unidentified gunmen in northern Sar-i-Pul province, officials said on Sunday.


    Vote fraud irks lawmakers

    KABUL (PAN): A number of Wolesi Jirga members, most of them seeking reelection, on Saturday condemned large-scale irregularities in last week's parliamentary vote.


    Two poll runners lead in Panjsher

    KABUL (PAN): Preliminary results from Saturday's parliamentary elections show two candidates leading the race in central Panjsher province, the election commission said on Thursday.


    Hundreds protest poll anomalies in Kunar

    ASADABAD (PAN): Hundreds of residents took to the streets in eastern Kunar province on Thursday against what they called blatant irregularities in Saturday's parliamentary elections.<


    Turnout hits record low in Saturday's polls

    KABUL (PAN): The voter turnout in Saturday's parliamentary elections was 50 percent lower than the 2004 ballot when 8.5 million people exercised their franchise right, an official said on Thurs

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    Political analysts chide outgoing MPs

    KABUL (PAN): Political and economic analysts believe the five years term of the outgoing parliament was far from useful, with a thumping majority of members failing to play their role under the law