By: Pajhwok Reporter , Date:24/12/2018
GARDEZ (Pajhwok): The appellate court officials in southeastern Paktia province on Monday said they had not received the cases of Wolesi Jirga candidates accused of electoral fraud and rigging.... Read More
By: Shakor Kamran , Date:12/11/2018
GARDEZ (Pajhwok): Supporters of candidates facing attorneys in southeastern Paktia province on Monday said the Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC)’s decision against the hopefuls was unjust. Dozens o... Read More
By: Pajhwok Reporter , Date:10/11/2018
GARDEZ (Pajhwok): The Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) has invalidated thousands of votes in southeastern Paktia province and has referred four Wolesi Jirgacandidates to the Attorney General O... Read More

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4 campaigners of a candidate killed in Paktia

GARDEZ (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani on Sunday praised security forces for their stubborn resistance to Taliban attacks in the Janikhel and Chamkani districts of southeastern Paktia province and thanked local residents for their cooperation with the forces.
President Ghani, who arrived in the provincial capital Gardez, visited the 203 Thunder Military Corps base and met with military officers, soldiers and other security officials there. He also held a meeting with civil society activists, provincial council members, tribal elders and others.

GARDEZ (Pajhwok): A month long fierce fight between Afghan security forces and Taliban might lead to fall of Samakni district in southeastern Paktia province to militants, province council member warned on Tuesday. 
Taj Mohammad Mangal, provincial council member, told Pajhwok Afghan News hundreds of Taliban had influx into Samkani district which could fall to Taliban.
A fierce gun battle has been underway in Lawarra area, he said, adding that civilians, security forces and Taliban militants suffered scores of casualties but he has no exact figure into casualties.

GARDEZ (Pajhwok): An anti-militancy and toy gun campaign launched by provincial council members, civil society activists and children has ended on Saturday in southeastern Paktia province.
Wadan Afghanistan Party (WAP) launched the campaign in the province in which children broke their toy guns and picked up books and pens instead in a move to express hatred for guns and fighting.

GARDEZ (Pajhwok): Women in southeastern Paktia, Paktika and Khost provinces have to face problems while partaking in elections, shrinking their turnout.
These concerns are being expressed by several individuals and groups at a time when the parliamentary elections should have taken place in the previous two months and the new parliament should have been inaugurated today (June 22) under the Constitution.
But President Ashraf Ghani has extended the parliament term until the parliamentary elections are held and the new parliament inaugurated.

GARDEZ (Pajhwok): The provincial council members and civil society activists in southeastern Paktia province on Saturday suggested the sitting Wolesi Jirga should be dissolved and date for fresh parliamentary elections be announced.
Most of Wolesi Jirga members have inflicted loss to the country instead and the house dissolution is in country’s favour.
According to Article 83 of the Constitution, new Wolesi Jirga members should start work on June 22. The article adds election for the lower house should be held one or two months ahead of the expiry of the parliament term.


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