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    Governance

    Pak envoy summoned over attack on Ibrahimkhel

    KABUL (PAN): The Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Sunday summoned the Pakistani ambassador in Kabul and asked him to ensure that the perpetrators of last week’s attack on an Afghan diplomat in Islamabad were detained and brought to justice.



    Governance,Interviews

    Candidates’ registration to start on Sept. 16

    KABUL (PAN): Official registration of candidates for the April 5 presidential and provincial council elections will start on September 16, an election commission official said on Thursday.



    Governance

    Wolesi Jirga won’t recognise Taliban office

    KABUL (PAN): The Wolesi Jirga or lower house of parliament on Wednesday said it would not recognise the Taliban office in Qatar carrying the name of the "Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan,” the former official name of the movement's government.



    Security and Crime

    Parliament alerted on massive Taliban raid

    KABUL (PAN): The Afghan spy service has alerted the Meshrano Jirga, upper house, against a possible coordinated Taliban assault that has been planned in Pakistan, a senator said on Wednesday.



    Security and Crime

    Karzai warns against exploitation of Afghanistan

    KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai on Tuesday said peace talks with the Taliban in Qatar must not become a tool for a third country's exploitation of Afghanistan, as he announced sending peace envoys to the Gulf state.



    Governance

    University lecturers to elect chancellors

    KABUL (PAN): The Wolesi Jirga on Monday approved some controversial articles of a draft law on higher education, allowing university lecturers to elect chancellors through elections.



    Governance

    Wolesi Jirga once again summons Zakhilwal

    KABUL (PAN): A majority of Wolesi Jirga or lower house members on Monday voted to once again summon Finance Minister Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal after he did not appear before the house to explain his allegations against six MPs.



    Governance,Education

    Only legal demands of students: Obaid

    KABUL (PAN): The higher education minister on Sunday said every legal and academic demand of Kabul University students who had been on hunger strike a month ago would be accepted, accusing some “self-centered” lecturers of disrupting the education environment on the campus.



    Social

    Women rally in Kabul against EVAW law

    KABUL (PAN): Hundreds of women on Thursday took to the streets in Kabul to protest the proposed law on Elimination of Violence against Women (EVAW), asking parliament to reject it.



    Business & Economics

    Gold, fuel prices down in Kabul

    KABUL (PAN): Gold and fuel prices fell during the outgoing week in Kabul, where the rates of other commodities stayed unchanged, jewllers and retailers said on Thursday.