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Empowered PCs role essential for good governance: Silai

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Mar 02, 2015 - 17:01
MAIDAN SHAHR (Pajhwok): The Provincial Council (PC) member of central Maidan Wardak province Silai Wardak on Monday praised President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani’s decision to empower the provincial councils, which would help ensure good governance at local level.
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Islamabad compelled to cooperate with Kabul: Bilour

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Feb 25, 2015 - 15:03
KABUL (Pajhwok): Prominent Pakistan’s Awami National Party (ANP) leader Haji Ghulam Bilour says he is optimistic about Afghanistan’s reconciliation process and that Islamabad has no option other than to cooperate with Kabul. Bilour, a former ANP...
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Several mineral deposits found in Bamyan

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Feb 22, 2015 - 19:43
BAMYAN CITY (Pajhwok): Initial surveys have found large deposits of several high quality natural resources in central Bamyan province, which, if extracted, could generate work opportunities for thousands of people and increase government’s income.
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Rise of extremism 21st century’s top challenge: Kerry

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Feb 22, 2015 - 18:48
By John KerrAnchory Show the world the power of peaceful communities, and tackle bad governance that breeds frustration. Throughout our history, we have faced threats from aggression, genocide, chaos and dictatorship. Today we are asked to wage a...
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Afghan airlines now meet EU standards: ACAA

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Feb 18, 2015 - 19:48
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghanistan Civil Aviation Authority (ACAA) on Wednesday said Afghan airlines, banned from flaying into Europe airspace, had been standardised and could be allowed to resume their flights to European countries henceforth.
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Department failed to protect Balkh natural resources: Director

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Feb 18, 2015 - 15:08
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): Director of mines and petroleum for northern Balkh province on Wednesday acknowledged his depart failed to protect natural resources in the province due to absence of needed facilities and other resources.
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New governor links economic growth to security

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Feb 14, 2015 - 15:03
FARAH CITY (Pajhwok): The newly appointed governor for western Farah province alleged that his predecessors were not honest to develop the province and he promised to implement his economic and security plans for the prosperity of the masses...
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Hameed claims cut in Taliban’s foreign funding

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Feb 11, 2015 - 18:12
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): An Afghan military commander on Wednesday claimed Taliban’s foreign financing had reduced in southern Afghanistan this solar year, subsiding threats they posed. Maj. Gen. Abdul Hameed Hameed, the Afghan National Army’s 205th...
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Afghanistan’s young population has been a force for unity in the country

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Feb 06, 2015 - 12:10
The Afghanistan of 2001 is not comparable to the Afghanistan of 2013. As a citizen of the country, I have lived my entire life in Afghanistan; I can easily see the rapid development and progress. Many non-Afghans don’t see this progress, dwelling...
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Kandahar puts 4 mineral deposits on offer

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Feb 03, 2015 - 13:34
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Despite insecurity, four mines of lead, zinc and talc have been put on offer to launch their survey and extraction in southern Kandahar province, an official says. During an exclusive interview with Pajhwok Afghan News,...
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Key projects executed in Khost last year: Naeemi

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Feb 02, 2015 - 15:34
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): The acting governor on Monday said a number of key reconstruction and infrastructure development projects were completed last year in southeastern Khost province, improving government’s writ, security and stability. Abdul...
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Isakhel eyes qualification for 2nd round of World Cup

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Jan 31, 2015 - 15:21
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan’s skipper says qualification for the second round of the 2015 International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cup is his first priority.
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Militants, tribal tradition hamper female education

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Jan 28, 2015 - 15:49
FIROZKOH (Pajhwok): Director women affairs for western Ghor province has said that illegal armed men, militants and local tradition are preventing thousands of girls to stay away from getting education. Masooma Anwari in her exclusive interview with...
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Cut in additional police force for Nuristan ruled out

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Jan 26, 2015 - 13:18
KABUL (Pajhwok): The acting governor of eastern Nuristan province on Monday confirmed an additional 850-member police force would continue to ensure security in the restive region.
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NATO envoy drums up support for unity govt

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Jan 25, 2015 - 13:39
KABUL (Pajhwok): NATO’s new senior civilian representative (SCR) on Sunday said Afghanistan needed a strong government to deal with the challenges facing the war-torn country. In an exclusive interview with Pajhwok Afghan News, Ismail Aramaz...
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Minister-designate vows transparency, efficiency

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Jan 15, 2015 - 15:52
KABUL (Pajhwok): Rural development minister-designate Eng. Nasir Ahmad Durrani on Thursday said he would create a department to maintain transparency in the ministry’s affairs.
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Kandahar marble plant lures customers

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Jan 12, 2015 - 10:37
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): The marble stones processed in southern Kandahar province are attracting customers in large numbers, an official said on Saturday.
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Greater support sought for social welfare plans

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Jan 11, 2015 - 15:57
KABUL (Pajhwok): A former minister on Sunday urged President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani to keep sustained focus on social welfare and job-generating programmes for the sake of Afghanistan’s development.
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Regional cooperation rising against terror: Atmar

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Jan 07, 2015 - 19:50
TEHRAN (Pajhwok): Afghanistan’s National Security Advisor Hanif Atmar on Wednesday said regional countries had increased joint efforts at countering terrorism after realising the menace equally threatened them. Atmar, who arrived in Tehran on a two-...
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ICC full membership status top priority: Danish

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Dec 30, 2014 - 15:31
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) new chairman Nasimullah Danish on Tuesday said efforts at attaining International Cricket Council (ICC) full membership status would be among his top priorities. Few days ago, President Ashraf Ghani...
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