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    Afghan traders threaten to withhold tax

    KABUL (PAN): The Afghanistan national traders union on Sunday threatened to withhold taxes if the government did not resolve issues keeping thousands of containers stuck in Pakistan.



    Governance

    Afghan attacks planned in Pakistan: Mullen

    KABUL (PAN): Militant attacks on Afghan and foreign forces are orchestrated across the border in Pakistan, a top US military official said on Friday, a day after President Barack Obama announced th



    Security and Crime

    5,800 acres of state land returned from grabbers

    KABUL (PAN): As many as 5,800 acres of state land grabbed by powerful people in different provinces of Afghanistan had been returned to the government, an official said Wednesday.



    Governance

    ADB provides $500m for special fund

    KABUL (PAN): The Asian Development Bank (ADB) provided about $500 million for a newly created special fund for the implementation of fundamental projects in Afghanistan, an official said on Wednesd



    Business & Economics

    Fuel, gold extraction agreements signed

    KABUL (PAN): Private companies are set to embark on extracting fuel and gold in two northern provinces, a spokesman for the Ministry of Mines said on Tuesday.



    Governance,Security and Crime

    IEC-AGO spat won't create crisis: Omar

    KABUL (PAN): The ongoing row between the Independent Election Commission (IEC) and the Attorney General's Office (AGO) over parliamentary poll results would not spark any crisis, President Hami



    Business & Economics

    Americans invested $50m in Afghanistan in 9 years: AISA

    KABUL (PAN): American entrepreneurs have invested only $50 million in the conflict-devastated country since the ouster of the Taliban regime nine years ago, the Afghanistan Investment Support Agenc



    Business & Economics

    Central bank deposits grow

    KABUL (PAN): Showing consistent growth, Da Afghanistan Bank deposits have increased from $489 million to $5 billion over the last nine years, a senior official said on Wednesday.



    Security and Crime

    3 detained, 1 killed in Maidan Wardak

    KABUL (PAN): Afghan and coalition forces captured a Taliban leader along with his two comrades and killed another insurgent in central Maidan Wardak province, the alliance said on Wednesd



    Business & Economics

    Pakistan to resolve Afghan traders' problems

    KABUL (PAN): Pakistan promised on Sunday to sort out Afghan traders' problems on its soil and emphasised the imperative of strengthening strong economic links between the neighbouring countries