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IEC Takes ‘Exceptional’ Step to Preserve Seat of Sikh Afghans in Parliament

The Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Thursday said that Sikh Afghan could register themselves as candidate for the upcoming parliamentary election, resuming the drive which was ended last month. The registration of candidates for long-delayed parliamentary and district elections begun on May 26 and ended on June 12. Within this period …

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Angry Protesters Closed Highways in Jawzjan

Thousands of angry protesters have closed the highways in northern Jawzjan province of Afghanistan for the second day following the government arrest of commander Nizamuddin Qaisari, a close aide of the exiled Vice President Gen. Abdul Rasheed Dostum. On Wednesday, government forces opened fire on the supporters of commander Qaisari …

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Senior Taliban Commander Killed in Samangan

A senior Taliban commander has been killed in Samangan province, security officials said Thursday. The Taliban commander identified as Mubarez was killed during clashes with Afghan forces in Surkh Qala village of the province. According to officials, six Taliban militants were also arrested during the incident. Taliban has not made …

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HPC Eyeing for Taliban Negotiators

Mohammad Akram Khpalwak, the Chief of Afghanistan’s High Peace Council (HPC) Secretariat said Wednesday that situation is ready for the Taliban militant group to join an Afghan-led peace process. “We hope Taliban give a positive response to people’s call for peace; announce a ceasefire, show their readiness for direct talks …

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IEC Backs Plan of Holding Zone-Based Elections in Ghazni

The Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Tuesday stressed on holding zone-based elections in Ghazni province, insisting that in the current situation the focus shouldn’t be on violation of the constitution. Earlier, the Independent Commission for overseeing the implementation of the constitution said that the IEC has violated the article 36 of the constitution by dividing Ghazni …

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Former MP Claims Fake Identity Papers Distributed in Badakhshan District

A former parliament member from Badakhshan province claims that thousands of fake identity papers have been distributed in Dariam district of the province. He further claimed that the distribution of fake identity papers aims for the engineering of the upcoming parliamentary elections. “They have received three thousand identity cards from …

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