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    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The national unity government, led by President, Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, has got off to a good start, but an enormous amount of work had to be done, a top American diplomat said on Monday.

    Oct 21, 2014 - 11:03

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): Young Afghan diplomats -- currently on a training programme organised by the US and China -- have urged Beijing to encourage Pakistan to stop supporting insurgents against Afghanistan.

    Governance

    Govt affirms commitment to security in north

    KABUL (PAJHWOK): President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai said on Monday that reforms based on principles would make citizens owners of the country.



    Governance

    Trust deficit with Kabul to be bridged: Aziz

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Kabul and Islamabad have agreed to bridge the trust deficit, avoid the blame game and focus on constructive engagement and economic cooperation, a top Pakistani diplomat said on Monday.



    Features

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Kabul residents have urged the new president to pay special attention to strengthening peace, creating jobs, solving environmental and housing problems, reveals a survey by...

    Interviews

    JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Professor Muhammad Tahir Inayat, the newly appointed chancellor of Nangarhaar University (NU) has promised drastic changes to take this important academic institution out of...

    Governance

    Ahmadzai offers militants peace parleys

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghans should unite for the sake of peace and preventing foreigners from bloodshed in the country, President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai said on Monday.



    Governance

    Senators suggest consensus on talks with Pakistan

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Some law makers advised President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai on Monday to develop national consensus on dialogue with Pakistan before leaving for Islamabad.



    Governance

    Provincial election results likely this week

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Blaming the Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) responsible for delay in the provincial council election results, the poll panel on Monday indicated the outcome might be announced this week.



    Reconstruction

    Regulating Kabul’s urban areas to take 10 years

    KABUL (Pajhwok): At least 70 percent area of the capital Kabul have been occupied by unplanned and illegal means, a Ministry of Urban Development Affairs (MUDA) official said on Monday.



    Sports

    Afghans off to Doha for Under-16 Elite Cup

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan’s junior team on Monday left for Qatar to participate in the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) Under-16 Elite Cup, an official said.



    Women,Security and Crime

    Strength of policewomen to reach 10,000

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Despite sexual harassment and other cultural restrictions, better work environment and job opportunities would be created for policewomen, the Interior Ministry pledged on Monday.  



    Security and Crime

    9 militants lay down arms in Kunar

    ASSADABAD (Pajhwok): A nine-member group of rebels has laid down arms, joining the peace process in eastern Kunar province, a senior official said on Monday.



    Reconstruction

    Work on WB-funded road launched

    MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Work on a road project, financed by the World Bank, was launched in northern Faryab province on Monday.



    Governance

    3 policemen detained on robbery charges

    PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): One robber was killed and six others were detained during a clash with police in northern Baghlan province, an official said on Monday.



    Sports

    Jawzjan children run for combating poverty

    SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): In an attempt to alleviate poverty, Save the Children sponsored a race involving children in Shiberghan, the capital of northern Jawzjan province.