ED: Nine million voters?

Indeed, election is one of the most important pillars of democracy to be practiced in a very best manner. Elections are the most important time for both citizens in country and the politicians. A free and fire election guarantees the trust of the citizens in the elected government. As we …

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NSA discusses peace prospects with British envoy

AT News Report-KABUL: National Security Advisor Haneef Atmar met with British Ambassador to Afghanistan, Sir Nicolay Kay, in Kabul on Saturday and discussed prospects of peace process. Atmar in the meeting with discussed future plans of peace process. National Security Advisor extolled support of British government and people from Afghan-led …

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“Nine million registeredvoters, an overstatement”

AT News Report-KABUL: A wave of criticism by Afghan politicians followed the election commission’s announcement and UNAMA’s endorsement of “exaggerated figures” of registered voters amounting to nine million. Political expert and critic of government’s voter registration figures, Shahzada Masoud,told Afghanistan Times that considering the deteriorating security scenario in many provinces, …

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Karzai irked over civilian strike deaths

AT News Report-KABUL: Former President Hamid Karzai has strongly condemned a military operation in Helmand’s Baba Gee district that brought about civilian casualties. Karzai voiced his concerns also over persistence of attacks and rise in civilian casualties, urging the government to up the ante against “stubbornness” of foreign forces in …

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U.S. commander sees ANDSF improving in battle

AT-KABUL: A senior U.S. commander says Afghan security forces are improving in the battlefield but require time and support to face the Taliban and Islamic State combatants. General Joseph L Votel, Commander of U.S. Central Command in a press briefing on Thursday said the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces …

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12 local policemen killed in Kunduz attack

KUNDUZ CITY: Twelve Afghan Local Policemen (ALP) personnel have been killed in the Taliban attack in the Imam Sahib district of northern Kunduz province, a well-placed source said on Friday. Wishing anonymity, the source added the Taliban stormed ALP personnel’s check-post in the Imamuddin Square on Thursday night. Meanwhile, Police …

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Karzai condemns fatal airstrike in Kunduz

AT-KABUL: Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai condemned on Friday a bombardment of a village in Chahardara district of northern Kunduz province that left 14 civilians including women and children dead. He referred to this attack reportedly by U.S. forces that left civilians killed and injured as a war crime and …

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The scourge of corruption

By Fazaila Shad-Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. —– Machiavelli This Machiavelli’s dictum has been validated by history and current events. it is remarkable to note that due to the international interference and manipulation, the very same people we label as corrupt, come back to govern us after a …

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At least 14 civilians killed in Kunduz airstrike

KABUL-AT: At least 14 civilians including women and children were killed and one was injured Thursday morning after a house was hit by an alleged Afghan airstrike in Chahardarah district of northern Kunduz province. Niamatullah Timori, a spokesman for Kunduz governor office confirmed the air strike targeted a house and …

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