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    PM INTERNATIONAL OP-ED

    Last weekend, the leaders of G20 economies arrived in Australia for the Brisbane Summit.



    Reconstruction,Features

    Work on Jalalabad bridges halted

    JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The construction of two key bridges in Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, has been delayed by the Public Works Department, a local official said on Monday.



    Governance,Social,Features

    Most Kabul dwellers seek security, jobs

    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 Pajhwok Afghan News.



    Business & Economics,Features

    Samangan miners risk lives in gold rush

    AIBAK (Pajhwok): Teen-aged boys have a distinct advantage over the older miners of Dara-e-Sauf, a coal-rich area in northern Samangan province. Burrowed into the foothills of the Hindu Kush is a vast network of dark, narrow shafts running as deep as 1.7 kilometers.



    Governance,Features

    People call for security, reform enforcement

    KABUL (Pajhwok): People from different parts of the country have welcomed the first peaceful transfer of power since Taliban’s ouster from power in 2001, hoping the unity government would complete the Karzai administration’s unfinished agenda.



    Governance,Features

    Nuristanis seek new govt’s attention

    JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Residents and officials of eastern Nuristan province have urged the incoming government to pay the province special attention because it had been ignored in the past.



    Security and Crime,Business & Economics,Features

    Gunmen in control of sulpher deposits

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Vast deposits of sulpher, a key chemical element that the insurgents allegedly use in making bombs, exist in volatile areas of the country, experts say.



    Security and Crime,Education,Features

    80pc of girls’ schools remain closed in Ghor

    FIROZKOH (Pajhwok): Various unwanted factors have led to the closure of more than 80 percent of female schools in western Ghor province, it is learnt.



    Security and Crime,Business & Economics,Features

    Panjsher emerald mine in a state of neglect

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Central Panjsher province has enormous gemstone reserves, but official’s apathy and illegal extraction has put the national wealth at risk, Pajhwok reliably learnt on Tuesday. Mine and Petroleum Department officials allege most of the mining activity was done in violation of rules and regulations.



    Security and Crime,Health,Features

    Ghor NGO hires docs, medics on fake documents

    FEROZKOH (Pajhwok): An NGO has appointed doctors based on fake documents to several health facilities in western Ghor province, officials allege, voicing concerns about patients’ health.