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    Hamid Karzai


    New govt to be sworn in this week, hopes Karzai

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Hamid Karzai on Tuesday renewed his call for both presidential runners to conclude a deal on forming a government of national unity as soon as possible.

    Security and Crime

    Pro-govt fighters among 6 killed in clashes

    KUNDUZ CITY/SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Two pro-government fighters and six militants have been killed in northern provinces of the country, officials said on Monday.


    India backs prosperous, stable Afghanistan

    KABUL (Pajhwok): India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has congratulated President Hamid Karzai and the people of Afghanistan on their country’s 95th Independence Day, the Presidential Palace said on Sunday.


    Sri Lankan envoy promises enhanced ties

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The New Sri Lankan ambassador on Saturday evinced his country’s interest in bolstering cooperation with Afghanistan in different areas, the Presidential Palace said.


    Karzai wants poll result unveiled by end of month

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Hamid Karzai on Thursday said presidential election results must be announced within the agreed timeline.


    Afghans want vote audit concluded fast: Karzai

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Hamid Karzai on Monday said the violence Afghanistan witnessed over the last two months was unparalleled during the past 14 years, as he prayed to Allah, the Almighty, to bring peace and stability to the nation after offering Eidul Fitr prayers.

    Business & Economics

    Meeting discusses economy, smuggling

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A high-level meeting, chaired by President Hamid Karzai, on Thursday discussed the country's current economic situation.


    US diplomat, president discuss UN proposal

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Visiting US Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday held talks with President Hamid Karzai on the ongoing deadlock over the result of the runoff election.


    Karzai condemns civilian deaths in Mazar attack

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Hamid Karzai on Friday condemned a bomb blast that ripped through a busy marketplace in the capital of northern Balkh province, leaving three shoppers dead and 10 others wounded a day earlier.


    Afghan war was conspiracy: Karzai

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Hamid Karzai has said he is a pacifist and the long-running war in Afghanistan should never have happened as he saw it a conspiracy in which the Afghan blood was shed and his effort had been to repel it.