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    Security and Crime

    55 more inmates freed from Bagram jail

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghan panel reviewing cases of Bagram prisoners in central Parwan province on Thursday released 55 more inmates, including 40 detained by British forces in southern Helmand province.


    Religious scholars vow support to Rassoul

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Demanding greater say in government’s affairs, religious scholars who gathered in Kabul on Wednesday announced support to presidential candidate Zalmai Rassoul in the April 5 polls.

    Business & Economics

    AWCC also issued with 3G licence

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) issued a Third Generation (3G) technology licence to the Afghan Wireless Communication Company (AWCC) on Wednesday.

    Security and Crime

    Govt urged to protect journalists during polls

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Concerned about growing violence against journalists, a media advocacy group on Wednesday asked the government to provide security to the community, especially during the election process.

    Security and Crime

    US urged to give Afghans military gear

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Defence and some lawmakers on Tuesday urged the US to hand over its military vehicles to Afghan forces instead of giving them to Pakistan. Afghan forces were in dire need of such tools to counter the insurgency, they argued.

    Security and Crime

    Daudzai promises peaceful elections

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Interior Minister Omar Daudzai on Tuesday promised the April 5 elections would be peaceful because his ministry had complete faith in the ability of Afghan security forces to deal with any challenge.


    Senators lash out at absent colleagues

    KABUL (Pajhwok): As a majority of senators were found absent from the Meshrano Jirga session on Tuesday, colleagues said some of the absentees were busy campaigning for the April elections.

    Security and Crime

    Qualified women offered higher police ranks

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Experienced and qualified civilian women government servants would be given similar ranks in the police force based on a presidential decree, Interior Minister Omar Daudzai said on Tuesday.


    Faizi endorses Ghani’s view on Durand Line

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Any decision on the status of the Durand Line, the de facto border between Afghanistan and Pakistan, should be taken by the people, presidential spokesman Aimal Faizi said on Tuesday.

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    Qanuni appointed as 1st VP

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Jamiat-i-Islami Afghanistan leader Mohammad Younus Qanuni has been appointed as first vice-president, the presidential spokesman confirmed on Tuesday.