EXCLUSIVE: An array of loud claims by the WJ candidates

    KABUL (SW) – The electoral campaign for the forthcoming Wolesi Jirga (lower house) elections would conclude on Wednesday amid loud claims by the candidates to bring reforms, end poverty and eradicate graft.

    Hekmat Khalil Karzai resigns

    KABUL (SW) – Deputy foreign minister, Hekmat Khalil Karzai, on Wednesday resigned from his post with immediate effect.

    Qaharmaan killed in Taliban-claimed blast

    HELMAND (SW) – Authorities in Helmand confirmed on Wednesday Abdul Jabbar Qaharmaan, a prominent candidate for the Wolesi Jirga (lower house), got killed in a blast in Helmand.

    9.13 million Afghans below the poverty line

    KABUL (SW) – The World Food Day was marked here on Tuesday amid reports as many as 9.13 million Afghans are still living below the poverty line.

    Humayon claims brokering deal with the president

    KHOST CITY (SW) – Humayon Humayon, deputy speaker of the Wolesi Jirga (lower house) on Tuesday claimed he has brokered a conditional ‘deal’ with the president, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani.


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