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    Business & Economics

    Lawyer wants Kabul Bank defaulters to be treated equally

    KABUL (PAN): The defence lawyer for Kabul Bank’s former chief on Wednesday suggested the issue should be resolved in light of relevant banking laws without discrimination against anyone.


    WB gives $125m grant to repair rural roads

    KABUL (PAN):  The Ministry of Finance and the World Bank on Sunday signed a $125 million grant, funded by the bank’s International Development Association, to rehabilitate rural infrastructure destroyed during years of conflict.

    Security and Crime

    US behind unrest, allege experts

    KABUL (PAN): Some Kabul-based political analysts believe the US has “a special role” in Afghanistan’s instability, but others link this and other challenges to the incumbent government’s inefficiency.


    World Bank funds SCO staff education

    KABUL (PAN): The World Bank has funded higher education for 90 employees of the Central Statistics Organisation (CSO) of Afghanistan, an official said on Wednesday.

    Business & Economics

    Exports dip, industrial production up

    KABUL (PAN): The Central Statistics Office (CSO) on Tuesday said Afghanistan’s exports declined by two percent in 2011, compared to the previous year, but the local industrial production surged.


    Karzai inaugurates huge mosque in Kabul

    KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai on Friday inaugurated a huge mosque in the Deh Afghanan area of central Kabul province, officials said.


    Karzai renews offer of talks to Taliban

    KABUL (PAN): The international community has vowed $18 billion in assistance to Afghanistan and his administration would do its best to use the aid in a proper way, President Hamid Karzai said on Thursday.


    $31.6m to be spent on asphalting Herat roads

    KABUL (PAN): Two roads, measuring more than 100 kilometres, would be asphalted at a cost of $31.6 million in western Herat province, a Ministry of Public Works official said on Wednesday.

    Security and Crime

    ACCI to help govt honour pledges held out to donors

    KABUL (PAN): The Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) on Wednesday promised it would extend full support and cooperation to the Afghan government in meeting the pledges it held out at the Tokyo Conference.

    Business & Economics

    Traders welcome Cabinet decision on octroi

    KABUL (PAN): Traders on Tuesday hailed the Cabinet’s decision asking municipalities not to charge local taxes on goods, hoping that effective steps would be taken for its early implementation.