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Taliban Kidnaps IEC Staff Members in Ghor

The Taliban militants have kidnapped three IEC voter registration employees along with two policemen in central Ghor province, officials said Tuesday. The individuals have been kidnapped from a voter registration center in Ferozkoh City of the province, said Fazlullah Jalali, head of IEC’s provincial office. Confirming the incident, Mohammad Iqbal …

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Afghanistan Blames Pakistan for Cross-Border Incursion

The Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah on Tuesday blamed Pakistani forces for the recent clashes which erupted between the Afghan and Pakistani forces near the two countries disputed border. “The Afghan people were not responsible, the residents of Jaji Maidan were not responsible; unfortunately, an incident happened in which [Pakistani forces] …

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Afghan, Turkish Traders Hold Meeting in Kabul

A high-ranking Turkish delegation led by the country’s Deputy Minister of Economy held a meeting with officials from Afghanistan’s Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) in Kabul on Sunday. The two sides discussed opportunities for investment which are available in the two countries. ACCI Deputy Head Khan Jaan Alokozay said …

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Voters’ Registration Process Lacks Public Awareness Campaign: Observers

Criticizing the Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Saturday, the election observers said that the voters’ registration process lacks public awareness campaign. President Ashraf Ghani formally inaugurated the voters’ registration process for the upcoming parliamentary and district council’s elections today. Mohammad Yousuf Rashid, the executive director of Free and fair Election Forum of …

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Voters’ Registration Process Prevents Fraud, Irregularities in Election: Abdullah

The Chief Executive, Abdullah Abdullah says the voters’ registration process prevents excessive fraud and corruption in the upcoming elections. Abdullah declared that as the voters’ registration process launched today, the forthcoming parliamentary and district elections must be held as scheduled. “We believe that the upcoming election should be held on …

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