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  • Covid-19 is real not flue or government propaganda

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Some Afghans still believe coronavirus is flue and think the government has introduced the infection in a dangerous way, but experts say coronavirus is not flue and is a reality. In Afghanistan, the first positive coronavirus case was registered in late February this year and since then 51,360…

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  • Agreement reached on procedure for peace talks

    KABUL (Pajhwok): An agreement between the Afghan government and the Taliban negotiating teams reached on ‘Procedural Rules’ on Wednesday and a joint statement in this regard will be announced today, Spokesperson of the Government Negotiating team Nader Nadery said. Nadery told Pajhwok Afghan News that agreement included the preamble and…

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  • ‘IEC members agree on election result announcement’

    ‘IEC members agree on election result announcement’

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Independent Election Commission (IEC) members on Thursday agreed over a resolution to announce the preliminary result of presidential election, but the resolution is yet to be signed by the Commissioners, a source said. The IEC official, who declined to be identified, told Pajhwok Afghan News the IEC members…

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  • UNAMA seeks legal action against IEC commissioner Abdullah

    UNAMA seeks legal action against IEC commissioner Abdullah

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has filed a complaint against what it called ‘inappropriate behavior’ of Independent Election Commission (IEC) commissioner Maulana Abdullah with an employee and demanded legal action against him. A letter from UNAMA received by Pajhwok Afghan News says UN Secretary-General’s Special…

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  • Dermalog informs IEC about invalid, quarantined votes

    Dermalog informs IEC about invalid, quarantined votes

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Germany-based Dermalog Company has shared information regarding over 137,000 quarantined votes and about 86,000 invalidated voters with the Independent Election Commission (IEC) and hopes their explanation will satisfy the election body. Results Server and Biometric Data Checks: The IEC through a letter on November 3 had asked…

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  • Election bodies to conduct audit, recount of 8,494 polling stations

    Election bodies to conduct audit, recount of 8,494 polling stations

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Pajhwok Afghan News reliably learned on Wednesday that the votes of 8,494 polling stations will be audited and recounted. According to a document, most of the identified polling stations that will be audited and recounted are in the following ten provinces. In Kabul 1,197 polling stations,  in Nangarhar…

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  • Over 400 biometric devices missing, damaged: IEC

    Over 400 biometric devices missing, damaged: IEC

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Election Commission (IEC) says that more than 400 biometric voter verification (BVV) devices are missing or broken and the issue would be dealt based on the type of cases. The IEC officials say the devices were missing as result of Taliban attacks on polling stations and…

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  • Nothing stolen from IEC digital center: Joint probe

    Nothing stolen from IEC digital center: Joint probe

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A joint investigation panel of the Stability and Partnership, the State Builder election teams and the Independent Election Commission (IEC) has found that nothing like election related materials or biometric devices had been stolen from the IEC’s digital center. According to Pajhwok Afghan News report, the Stability and…

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  • Hekmatyar’s name exists voter list, but no sticker on ID card

    Hekmatyar’s name exists voter list, but no sticker on ID card

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Presidential candidate and head of the Hezb-i-Islami Gulbuddin Hekmatyar on satuday said he cast his vote depiste no electoral sticker on his Tazkera, while the Independent Election Commission (IEC) said that vote without sticker was not acceptable. Hekmatyar, who heads the Peace and Justice team, cast his vote…

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  • $41,000 salary to foreign advisor serves blow to Ghani

    $41,000 salary to foreign advisor serves blow to Ghani

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President and election candidate Ashraf Ghani received a storm of criticism from his opponents for appointing a German national as advisor against $41,000 monthly salary. Ghani’s election rivals took full advantage of the matter after it went viral on social media and used the issue to harm him.…

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