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    Media role in disaster risk reduction discussed

    KABUL (PAN): A round-table discussion was arranged for senior Afghan media managers to build awareness and advocacy for disaster risk reduction (DRR) in the country, a British NGO said on Tuesday.



    Governance

    Kabul, Islamabad pursue plan for talks with Taliban

    KABUL (PAN): In a joint peace initiative, Pakistan and Afghanistan are trying to get some Taliban leaders off a UN list of terrorists to enable them to join negotiations and hold government positio



    Governance

    Obama, Karzai to discuss future US presence

    WASHINGTON (PAN): US President Barack Obama would meet his Afghan counterpart Hamid Karzai in early January to discuss the future presence of American troops in the country after the withdrawal of



    Governance

    Documents about attack on Khalid handed to Pakistan

    KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai has handed documents about last week’s attack on the Afghan spymaster to his Pakistani counterpart Asif Ali Zardari, his office said on Friday.



    Governance

    Karzai to meet Obama on US troop immunity

    KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai will visit Washington next month for talks with his US counterpart Barack Obama on America’s military presence in Afghanistan after the pullout of NATO-led comba



    Governance,Education

    Obaid distances himself from last year’s budget

    KABUL (PAN): The minister of higher education on Thursday said he was not responsible for giving parliamentarians clarifications about the utilisation of last year’s development budget.



    Governance

    Ban stresses jobs for Afghans

    WASHINGTON (PAN): UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, warning that the withdrawal of NATO-led troops would have economic consequences, has urged the international community to redouble its efforts to create sustainable employment and livelihood opportunities in Afghanistan.   



    Governance

    Life attempt on NDS chief to be jointly probed

    KABUL (PAN): Afghan and Pakistani leaders have reiterated their determination to push ahead with peace efforts, agreeing to jointly probe last week’s suicide attack on the Afghan spymaster.



    Governance

    Wolesi Jirga set to debate draft election law

    KABUL (PAN): The Wolesi Jirga, or lower house of parliament, would soon start a debate on the draft election law, Deputy Speaker Mohammad Zahir Qadir announced on Wednesday.



    Governance

    Pak, Afghan MPs call for candid talks on issues

    ISLAMABAD (PAN): Parliamentarians from Afghanistan and Pakistan on Wednesday called for candid and continued discussions on critical issues of mutual concern, stressing that diplomacy be conducted through diplomatic and parliamentary channels, not through the media.