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    Business & Economics

    AISA seeks $202m in aid for industrial parks

    KABUL (PAN): The Afghanistan Investment Support Agency (AISA) on Thursday sought $202 million (10 billion afghanis) in financial support from the international community to construct industrial par



    Reconstruction

    Tunnel-form flats to be built in Kabul

     KABUL (PAN): Urban Development Minister Hassan Abdulhai on Tuesday signed contracts with two Turkish construction firms on building multi-storey residential apartments in the central capital Kabul.



    Governance

    Senate condemns Afghans’ execution in Iran

     KABUL (PAN): Meshrano Jirga (upper house of parliament) members on Monday strongly condemned the execution of Afghans in Iran and asked the Afghan government and international human rights institutions to prevent such incidents.



    Culture,Interviews

    Ancient Zabul sites hit by neglect

     QALAT (PAN): A senior information and culture official on Monday warned around 18 ancient sites, mostly shrines of saints, were on the verge of irreparable loss and destruction in southern Zabul province.



    Business & Economics

    NESPAK to design dam on Farah Rud river

    KABUL (PAN): The Ministry of Power and Energy on Sunday signed an agreement with a Pakistani organisation for a detailed engineering design of a dam on the Farah Rud river in western Farah province.



    Health,Interviews

    Nurses passing for doctors in Zabul

    QALAT (PAN): Authorities in southern Zabul province, complaining of a shortage of qualified public health staff, say nurses are working instead of doctors at hospitals in three districts.  



    Education,Interviews

    133 Zabul schools remain shut: official

    QALAT (PAN): Up to 25 schools, previously closed for security reasons, have reopened over the past one year in southern Zabul province, where another 133 schools remain shut due to a lack of interest by the residents concerned, a senior education official said on Friday.



    Security and Crime

    Would-be suicide bomber detained

    KABUL (PAN): A would-be suicide bomber was caught alive in the capital of eastern Laghman province, the National Directorate of Security (NDS) said on Tuesday.



    Governance

    No polling stations in insecure areas: Manawi

    KABUL (PAN): Next year’s presidential and provincial council elections may not be held in some insecure areas if effective security measures are not put in place, the poll panel chief warned on Monday.



    Governance

    Election fraud to trigger civil war: Sherzad

    KABUL (PAN): Afghan Millat Party chairman Stana Gul Sherzad on Sunday warned the government and opposition that interference in the electoral process could spark a new round of civil war in the country.