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Distrust weighs largely on election body; says ex-chief

Trust levels on election commissions have dampened, said ex-IEC chief, amid large-scale fraudulence and rigging in the election process. Najib Ahmadzai said the ongoing security debacle and a widening distrust on election commissions will cause an election disaster and prompt a drastically low turnout. He demanded the election process be …

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Anti-BSA sentiments grow as unrest escalates

Anger is boiling against the bilateral partnership treaty with the U.S. amid escalating insurgency and violence as civil activists are sticking to their guns regarding the revoking of the crucial security pact. Civil activists in a press conference demanded the Bilateral Security Agreement be revised or revoked, ‘because on one …

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13 people detained before smuggling dollars to Iran

AT-KABUL: 13 people were arrested in western Herat province as they were trying to smuggle dollars to Iran, provincial official said Friday, informing of a comprehensive crackdowns against money smugglers. We have taken serious efforts to halt foreign currency smuggling to Iran, said Provincial Governor Spokesman, Ghulam Jilani Farhad, adding, …

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Editorial: BSA proved unproductive

Afghan politicians, leaders of a number of political movements and influential figures have gathered under one umbrella, discussing current political and security situation of Afghanistan and also talked about Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) that was signed with US during first working day of National Unity Government. The security pact allowed …

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Calls for revision of BSA on raise as activists urged its revocation

AT-KABUL: Afghanistan Citizenship Movement (ACM) on Thursday while criticizing the negligence of the International Community regarding external interference in Afghan affairs and attacks from outside the country against Afghan people, said that the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) with the United States did not improve the country’s security but instead deteriorated …

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Parliament wants crucial security pact scrapped

AT-KABUL: Members of parliament ask for a revision over the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) with the United States, arguing the pact did nothing for security improvement. The Ghani-administration signed the controversial security pact with the United States on its second work day on September 30, 2014, a document that former …

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