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    Abasin Zaheer

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    Governance

    Cabinet approves 11 demands of investors

    KABUL (Pajhwok): In an effort to encourage investment in the country, the government has accepted 11 key demands of investors, an official said on Tuesday.



    Governance

    MEC alleges rampant graft in key ministries

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A fresh investigation reveals widespread corruption in the refugee and repatriation, higher education and labour and social affairs ministries.



    Governance

    Package of inducements for investors promised

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Minister of Finance Omar Zakhilwal on Sunday said the government was taking effective measures to provide investors with all possible facilities and meet their genuine demands.



    Governance

    President: Bagram a Taliban-making machine

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Hamid Karzai on Saturday characterised the Bagram prison in central Parwan province a Taliban-creating machine, where innocent Afghans were being held.



    Governance

    Americans free to exit Afghanistan: Karzai

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Hamid Karzai on Saturday reiterated his stance on signing the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) with the United States, saying substantive negotiations with the Taliban were essential for peace.



    Governance

    Transparency in elections underlined

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The provincial council candidates on Thursday underlined the importance for holding free, fair and transparent presidential and provincial elections.



    Agriculture

    700 cold storages, 5 slaughter houses on cards

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock said on Saturday it was constructing five slaughter houses and 700 cold storage facilities for storing onions in various parts of the country.



    Governance

    Presidential decree on judges’ tenure rejected

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Wolesi Jirga --- lower house of parliament --- on Monday rejected by a majority vote a presidential legislative decree extending tenure of judges by a decade beyond the retirement age limit of 65 years.



    Governance

    New bloc emerges in Wolesi Jirga

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A new coalition has been formed by a dozen lawmakers in the Wolesi Jirga, or lower house of parliament, increasing the number of such blocs to nine.



    Governance

    IEC's media coverage rules problematic: Nai

    KABUL (PAN): A media advocacy group on Thursday claimed a set of rules governing media activities during the April polls outlined by the Independent Election Commission (IEC) had not only technical and legal issues, but also created problems for media representatives.