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    Baghlan PC head elected unopposed

    PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): The provincial council (PC) of northern Baghlan province finally elected its chief unopposed on Monday, about a month after the council was sworn-in.


    More facilities sought for Afghans in Iran

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan on Monday urged Iran, which recently agreed to extend visas for thousands of refugees, to relax laws for Afghan travellers.

    Governance,Security and Crime

    69 detained for grabbing govt land

    JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Security forces have arrested 69 individuals accused of encroaching on government’s properties during an operation in the Batikot district of eastern Nangarhar province, the district chief said on Monday.


    Dangam residents seek air support against rebels

    ASADABAD (Pajhwok): Insurgents have suffered heavy casualties in the Dangam district of eastern Kunar province after as a result of an uprising from residents, officials said on Monday.


    3 wounded in gas cylinder explosion

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A gas cylinder exploded inside a shop in the central capital Kabul on Monday afternoon


    Energy cooperation with Kazakhstan discussed

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Chief Executive Officer Abdullah Abdullah has held talks on bilateral cooperation with Kazakhstan’s Prime Minister Karim Massimov, a report said on Monday.


    Support sought for energy sector development

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), in cooperation with the Ministry of Mines and Petroleum, launched Afghanistan’s first Gas-to-Power Symposium as part of ongoing American support to the country’s energy sector.


    Security coordination non-existent: Ghani

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani on Sunday said Afghan security institutions lacked coordination, an issue his administration would try to address soon.


    Iran to extend visas for Afghans: Mohaqiq

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Iran has promised to extend visas of Afghan refugees in the neighboring country for six months, Deputy Chief Executive Officer Mohammad Mohaqiq said on Sunday.


    Trust with Kabul improving: Islamabad

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Pakistan on Sunday said the level of cooperation and trust between Kabul and Islamabad was increasing.

    A spokeswoman for the Foreign Office in Islamabad, Tasnim Aslam, said a section of Afghan media had wrongly attributed a statement to her.