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Afghanistan is perceived to have one of the most corrupt public sectors in the world out of 176 countries surveyed, according to a report from Transparency International released Wednesday.
Afghanistan tops the Corruption Perception Index along with North Korea in Asia and Somalia in Africa.
Lawmakers have lambasted the Council of Minister's decision to do away with the independent Election Complaints Commission in its redraft of Afghanistan's election law, hailing it as a surefire move towards a fraudulent presidential election.
The Council of Ministers on Monday decided to remove the existence of the ECC and hand its election supervision responsibilities to the Supreme Court following months of top-level disagreements over whether two foreign experts will be allowed to sit on its seven-person board.
An eight-year-old boy was raped and murdered in northern Jawzjan province on Tuesday night, local officials said Wednesday.
Three men have been arrested in relation to the case after being identified as possible suspects by the boy's father Shamsuddin, provincial police chief Abdul Aziz Ghairt said.