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    "CASA-1000 to leave positive impacts on security"

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Leading economy experts have expressed optimism about the electricity transfer agreement CASA-1000 signed between Afghanistan and Pakistan on Sunday.


    Wood worth 50m afs gutted in Logar fire

    PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Several wood stalls and carpentry shops were reduced to ashes in a huge fire that broke in the capital of central Logar province, an official said on Sunday.


    Bar rights abusers from top posts, govt urged

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Human Rights Watch in a letter to President Ahmadzai and Chief Executive Officer Abdullah has urged them to carefully vet appointments to national security positions to ensure they are not linked to human rights abuses.


    CASA-1000: Kabul, Islamabad agree on transit fee

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): Afghanistan and Pakistan signed an agreement on electricity transit fees as part of the Central Asia South Asia Electricity Transmission and Trade Project, known as CASA-1000.


    France to continue aiding Afghan govt: envoy

    JALALABAD (Pajhwok): French Ambassador Jean-Michel Marlaud on Saturday said his country was committed to supporting the new government in Afghanistan.


    World, Afghanistan face common threats: Ahmadzai

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai on Saturday told visiting US senators that the world and Afghanistan faced common security threats that needed joint efforts to be tackled.


    Afghan unity govt could be turning point: Kerry

    KABUL (Pajhwok): US Secretary of State John Kerry has said the completion of a power-sharing deal and successful political transition could be a turning point for Afghanistan.


    Kunar elders announce support to new govt

    ASADABAD (Pajhwok): Tribal elders and religious scholars on Saturday held a gathering in eastern Kunar province, announcing their support to the new government.

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    MPs urge Ahmadzai to name ‘clean’ Cabinet

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Hailing recent measures by the new government, a number of Wolesi Jirga members on Saturday asked President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai not to appoint graft-tainted former officials and ministers as members of the new Cabinet.


    Women in Khost demand justice and peace

    KHOST (Pajhwok): Women social activists and community leaders in the south eastern Khost province urged upon the new President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai on Saturday to strive for peace in the country and ensure gender justice while distributing power.