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    Abdul Qadir Siddique

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    Export centre being set up in Kabul

    KABUL (PAN): The foundation stone of an export promoting centre, a $40,000 project funded by the USAID, was laid in Kabul on Sunday, an official said.



    Security and Crime

    Ex-minister rejects graft allegations

    KABUL (PAN): Former transport and aviation minister, Hamidullah Qaderi, has rejected accusations of graft against him, but the attorney general's office says he caused millions of dol



    Business & Economics

    Drive to clean Kabul River begins

    KABUL (PAN): A drive involving civil society members and municipality workers to clear the Kabul River of garbage was carried out on Friday, officials said.



    Business & Economics

    Fuel, gold prices down in Kabul

    KABUL (PAN): The prices of gold and fuel edged down while the rate of ghee increased in the Kabul market during the outgoing week, retailers said on Thursday.



    Business & Economics

    Exhibition gets under way in Kabul

    KABUL (PAN): A three-day exhibition, showcasing Afghan products, was inaugurated in the capital on Thursday in an effort to find market for locally made items, organisers said.



    Misc

    9 million Afghans live in extreme poverty

    KABUL (PAN): Two years ago, five million people in Afghanistan lived in extreme poverty, but now the number has increased to nine million, a senior official said on Wednesday.



    Governance

    APTTA to be signed Thursday

    KABUL (PAN): The long-awaited Afghanistan-Pakistan Transit Trade Agreement (APTTA) will be signed in Kabul on Thursday, officials said.



    Informal justice system to have legal cover

    KABUL(PAN): To give legal sanction to decisions of tribal jigas, the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has drafted a special law governing an informal justice system in Afghanistan.



    Ban on security firms stoutly supported

    KABUL(PAN): Tribal elders and political analysts have stoutly supported President Hamid Karzai's decree banning all private security companies in four months.



    Reconstruction

    Germany to assist energy sector

    KABUL (PAN): Germany will spend €12.5 million (786.5m afghanis) over the next six months on surveying existing and new hydraulic power stations in the north and northeast of the country, accor