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    2,500 dignitaries to attend consultative Loya Jirga

    KABUL (PAN): A total of 2,500 people would attend next month’s consultative Loya Jirga, which has been called into session to make a final decision on the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) that will help determine how many US soldiers and bases remain in Afghanistan after most foreign combat troops exit by the end of next year.



    Governance

    Karzai urges continued global aid

    KABUL (PAN): The international community should cooperate with Afghanistan in realising the priorities the Afghans have indentified, President Hamid Karzai said during talks with a British minister on Tuesday.



    Governance

    IEC concerned over Barakzai's health condition

    KABUL (PAN): The Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Tuesday said it was concerned about the worsening health condition of the unseated female lawmaker, who has been on hunger strike for last 10 days.



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    Dealers manipulate fuel prices in Kabul

    KABUL(PAN): Dealers in Kabul are manipulating the fuel price, keeping it artifically high while it falls in other parts of the country, an official said.



    KABUL, Feb 01, 2011: Abdul Raziq Qamari, head of the Afghanistan Brishna Company, talks to Pajhwok Afghan News in an interview in Kabul on Tuesday.
     

    Business & Economics

    Iran rules out fuel blockades in future

    KABUL (PAN): Iran has assured Afghanistan that there would be no fuel blockade in future, Minister of Finance Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal said on Monday.



    Business & Economics

    Gas price declines in Kabul

    KABUL (PAN): The price of liquefied petroleum gas declined by five afghanis a kilogram in Kabul on Monday, with officials hinting at a further decrease over the next few days.



    Business & Economics

    World's largest copper mine found in Sar-i-Pul

    KABUL (PAN): The world's largest copper mine was discovered in northern Sar-i-Pul province, the mines minister said on Saturday.



    Business & Economics

    Imports bring down fuel prices in Kabul

    KABUL (PAN): Prices of fuel edged down and other daily used commodities remained unchanged in the outgoing week in Kabul city, retailers said on Thursday.



    Governance

    Karzai hits out at foreign interference

    KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai, stressing the need for an Afghan-led election process, urged incoming legislators on Tuesday to enact legislation, giving legal cover to the presence of interna