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    Govt offices should avoid being influenced: Ghani

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani on Thursday said government entities should not come under influence of powerful individuals, a problem felt in all provinces.



    Governance

    President to make first Pakistan visit tomorrow

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai will be leaving for Islamabad on Friday on his first two-day state visit to Pakistan since he took office last month.



    Governance

    Karzai to leave for India next week

    KABUL (Pajhwok): On his first foreign trip post-presidency, former president Hamid Karzai is leaving for India next week to attend a conference, a New Delhi-based policy think-tank said on Thursday.



    Governance

    UN asked to present full report on Afghan activities

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai on Wednesday asked the United Nations (UN) to present a complete report about recent elections and all its activities in Afghanistan.



    Governance

    1,400 drug smugglers arrested this year: official

    KABUL (Pajhwok): More than 1,400 drug smugglers have been arrested during the ongoing solar year that ends on March 21, the Ministry of Interior said on Wednesday.



    Governance,Security and Crime

    Poppy, opium harvest up again: new survey

    KABUL (Pajhwok):  Poppy cultivation rose by seven percent and opium production by 17 percent in Afghanistan this year, a new survey released on Wednesday said.



    Governance

    MPs seek briefing on Pakistani officials’ visits

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Wolesi Jirga members on Wednesday asked the government to brief them on recent visits by senior Pakistani officials to Afghanistan.



    Governance

    MP expelled from Wolesi Jirga after clash

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A Wolesi Jirga member from northwestern Badghis province was on Wednesday expelled from the house after he entered a verbal clash with his colleague from the same province.



    Governance

    Abdullah, Gen. Campbell meet again

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah Abdullah and NATO top commander in Afghanistan Gen. John Francis Campbell on Wednesday held talks on various issues of mutual interest, the CEO office said.



    Governance

    Historic chance to reset Afghan-Pak ties: US

    KABUL (Pajhwok): With Afghan President Ashraf Ghani due to visit Islamabad this weekend, the US Ambassador to Pakistan on Wednesday said the neighbouring countries had a historic chance to reset their long-fraught ties.