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    Abdul Qadir Siddique

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    Govt praised for its call for war strategy review

    KABUL (PAN): Afghan President Hamid Karzai's call for a review of the nine-year war was a step in the right direction, but should have been done years ago, analysts said on Sunday.


    Burning can't harm Quran: Karzai

    KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai on Friday said that even if a US pastor went ahead with his threat to burn the Quran, it could not harm the holy book as it was alive in the hearts and minds of Muslims.


    HIA condemns threat to burn Quran

    KABUL (PAN): The Hizb-i-Islami Afghaistan (HIA), the second largest militant group, has strongly condemned the announcemt by a Florida church that it will burn copies of the Quran on September 11.

    Business & Economics,Reconstruction

    Depositors continue to withdraw money from Kabul Bank

    KABUL (PAN): Despite assurances from high-level, including president Hamid Karzai and finance minister, nervous depositors of the country's largest private bank continued to withdraw their money on Saturday.

    Business & Economics,Reconstruction

    Nervous customers throng Kabul bank to withdraw funds

    KABUL (PAN): A large number of nervous customers were seen making unusual long queues to withdraw their deposits from the country's largest bank, Kabul Bank, on Thursday, after the bank's two top executives resigned amid allegations of mismanagement and unorthodox real estate loans.

    Security and Crime

    Three Supreme Court staffers gunned down, 12 injured

    (Update 1)KABUL (PAN): Unidentified gunmen shot dead three Supreme Court employees and injured a dozen others in the heavily-fortified capital city of Kabul on Tuesday, officials said.

    Security and Crime

    Court staffers shot dead in Kabul

    KABUL (PAN): Unidentified gunmen killed two court employees and injured five others in the heavily-fortified capital city of Kabul on Tuesday, officials said.


    Officials to meet on gas pipeline

    KABUL (PAN): Afghan and Turkmen officials are due to meet in Kabul on Monday on speeding up a much-awaited pipeline project taking gas from Turkmenistan to Pakistan and India through Afghanistan.

    Security and Crime

    3 NATO soldiers killed in south

    KABUL (PAN): Three soldiers of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force have been killed in separate insurgent attacks in southern Afghanistan in the past 24 hours, the alliance said in brief statements on Tuesday.


    Kerry leaned on Karzai to curb corruption, say analysts

    KABUL (PAN): The key objective behind US Senator John Kerry's flying visit to Kabul on Friday was to review a presidential decree banning operations of all private security companies in Afghanistan, believe political analysts.