Polls a step forward in power transfer: Ban

WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The UN secretary-general on Sunday congratulated Afghans for the successful conduct of elections, noting the polls marked an important step forward in first democratic transition of power in the country. His spokesperson quoted Ban Ki-moon as saying: “The … read more

Votes cast at all Balkh polling centres

MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): Votes were cast on Saturday in all polling centres across northern Balkh province, where the turnout was double in comparison with past elections, an official said on Sunday. Independent Election Commission (IEC) chief in Mazar-i-Sharif, Izzatullah Arman, told … read more