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Governance & Politics

President Ghani appoints Hashimi as IEC commissioner

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Jan 13, 2018 - 15:21
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani on Saturday appointed Syed Hafizullah Hashimi as a new Independent Election Commission (IEC) member, an official said. A statement from the Presidential Palace received by Pajhwok Afghan News said that the...
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No unilateral action against Pakistan, says Gen. Votel

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Jan 13, 2018 - 10:58
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): After days of testy exchanges between Washington and Islamabad, the US Central Command (Centcom) chief has ruled out unilateral action against terrorists on Pakistan’s soil. Centcom Commander Gen Joseph Votel, assuaging Pakistan’...
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Indonesian envoy vows cooperation with Nangarhar

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Jan 12, 2018 - 15:58
KABUL (Pajhwok): Indonesian Ambassador Arif Rahman has traveled to eastern Nangarhar province and pledged to cooperate in different areas, an official said on Friday.
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Ziae spurns claims of new Balkh governor introduction at Shaheen Corps

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Jan 12, 2018 - 11:57
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): Shaheen Military Corps in northern Balkh province rejected rumours regarding the introduction of new governor at the military facility. Hassan Ziae, spokesman for the Shaheen Military Corps, said the new Balkh governor was...
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UN Security Council delegation may visit Afghanistan

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Jan 12, 2018 - 11:08
KABUL (Pajhwok): The president of the UN Security Council says members are considering a visit to Afghanistan to get a better understanding of the war-torn country's prospects and needs, a media report said on Friday. "We think it's important for...
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US hopes Pakistan will turn over the terrorists

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Jan 12, 2018 - 10:49
WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The Trump Administration on Thursday hoped that Pakistan would do the right thing and turn over the terrorists and honor its commitment to it.
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Consensus party offers to mediate in Ghani-Noor row

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Jan 11, 2018 - 15:15
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghanistan’s Peoples National Consensus Organisation (APNCO) on Thursday offered to mediate in a political crisis pitting President Ghani against ousted Balkh governor Atta Mohammad Noor.
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Uzbekistan delivers 25 buses, vows multifaceted support

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Jan 10, 2018 - 23:09
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): Uzbekistan on Wednesday reiterated its support for Afghanistan in diverse fields from energy to higher education, trade, transport, electricity to air flights and rail links.
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US advises citizens not to travel to Afghanistan

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Jan 10, 2018 - 22:23
WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The United States on Wednesday placed Afghanistan on “Level 4” and Pakistan on “Level 3” in its new travel advisory what officials described as ‘based on ready to understand level of advice ranging from one to four.’ For...
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Ask your ministers why MPs visit them, Qadir tells Ghani

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Jan 10, 2018 - 18:51
KABUL (Pajhwok): Wolesi Jirga members on Wednesday said they visited government departments during recruitment process in order to prevent injustices not to get hired their own people. Their reaction came a day after President Ashraf Ghani...
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‘Iran asked to pay blood money for Afghans killed in Syria’

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Jan 10, 2018 - 18:48
KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): Civil society activists in southern Kandahar province on Wednesday condemned the recruitment of Afghans in the Fatemyon Forces, an Iranian militia that contributed in Syrian conflict. They demanded Iran to give blood money of...
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Global conference underlines media related challenges, opportunities

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Jan 10, 2018 - 16:24
KABUL (Pajhwok): An International Media Conference held in Karachi, Pakistan discussed media related issues ranging from existing challenges, ethnic issues to media development and coherence. Reporters from 24 Asian, European, African and American...
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Abdullah wants accord on refugees enforced in letter and spirit

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Jan 10, 2018 - 13:40
کابل (پژواک، ١٩ مرغومى ٩٦): اجرایه رييس وايي، هڅه دې وشي چې د کډوالو مسايل د سياسي بحثونو او تبليغاتي هڅو قرباني نه شي او په دې برخه کې شوي درې اړخيز توافقات عملي شي.
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After stinging criticism, Gilani retracts statement

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Jan 10, 2018 - 09:44
KABUL (Pajhwok): The National Islamic Front leader retracted his pro-Pakistan remarks on Tuesday when he said he had been quoted out of context. Pir Syed Hamid Gilani said three days back: “We don’t accept rumours that Taliban leaders are somewhere...
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Military, intelligence cooperation with US suspended: Pakistan

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Jan 10, 2018 - 09:35
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): Days after stringent criticism from President Donald Trump, Pakistan said it had suspended military and intelligence cooperation with the United States. In a new year tweet, Trump alleged Pakistan had given the US nothing but...
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Senate wants e-ID cards distribution started soon

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Jan 09, 2018 - 22:21
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Mehsrano Jirga on Tuesday lashed out at Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah Abdullah for supporting the postponement of electronic ID cards issuance, saying all problems in this regard had been resolved. A day earlier,...
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UNAMA restarts mission in Farah after 6 months

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Jan 09, 2018 - 22:02
FARAH (Pajhwok): The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has restarted its work or mission in western Farah province after scaling back six months ago, an official said Tuesday. Nasir Mehri, the governor’s spokesman, told...
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President supports Interior Ministry reform program

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Jan 09, 2018 - 21:14
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani said outdated administrational structures within the Ministry of Interior (MoI) were problematic and emphasized he supported reforms in the ministry to further people’s confidence in police.
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Govt hails Pajhwok, Lawyers Association joint survey

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Jan 09, 2018 - 19:53
KABUL (Pajhwok): Second vice-president Mohammad Sarwar Danish on Tuesday appreciated a joint investigative report by Pajhwok Afghan News and Lawyers Association about constitutional violations.
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Danish blames e-NICs delay on ethnic extremists

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Jan 09, 2018 - 18:34
KABUL (Pajhwok): Second Vice-President Mohammad Sarwar Danish on Tuesday blamed the delay in starting distribution of the electronic national identity cards (e-NICs) on ‘ethnic extremists.’ Danish, who addressed a gathering marking the 14th...
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