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    Pakistan to resolve bank guarantee issue: Shinwari

    KABUL (PAN): Pakistan has agreed not to seek bank guarantee from Afghan importers for their goods landing in the port city of Karachi, enroute to the landlocked country, Afghan deputy Commerce and Industries Minister Muzammil Shinwari said on Tuesday.

    Business & Economics

    US to spend $297m on Afghan energy projects

    KABUL (PAN): The United States would invest $297 million in Afghanistan to establish coal energy producing plants and iron-sulphur separation laboratories, besides developing a gas field, the mines

    Business & Economics

    3G licence awarded to MTN

    KABUL (PAN): The Ministry of Telecommunication and Information Technology (MTIT) on Wednesday issued the Third Generation (3G) licence worth $25 million (1.2 billion afs) to MTN telecommunication company, officials said.  


    Economic development proposals floated

    KABUL (PAN): Some independent non-governmental entities on Tuesday floated recommendations for Afghanistan’s economic development, saying that the proposal be placed before next month’s Tokyo Conference.

    Business & Economics

    Experts suggest greater trade ties with India

    KABUL (PAN): Afghanistan should focus on expanding its relations with India, particularly economic and trade links, in a way that does not provoke a third country’s sensitivities, political experts suggested on Monday.


    Mohaqqiq faults book on Hazaras

    KABUL (PAN): A book recently published by the Academy of Sciences of Afghanistan is derogatory toward the Hazara community, a lawmaker alleged on Sunday.


    ANSA lacks product certification equipment

    KABUL (PAN): The Afghanistan National Standards Authority (ANSA) chief on Sunday said they had set 125 different benchmarks, but lacked product certification facilities.

    Business & Economics

    Amid markup waiver, Kabul Bank up for sale

    KABUL (PAN): The country’s largest private sector bank is being put up for sale at a time when $34.9 million of its loan mark-ups have been written off, senior officials announced on Saturday.


    Containers carrying Afghan textbooks cleared: Khar

    KABUL (PAN): Pakistani Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar, who attended the day-long international conference in Kabul, said on Thursday that Islamabad had ordered the release of containers carrying textbooks for Afghan students.

    Business & Economics

    Fuel prices down, gold up in Kabul

    KABUL (PAN): Prices of petroleum products dipped, while rates of gold and food items rose during the outgoing week in Kabul, retailers said on Thursday.