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    Gold down, rice up in Kabul

    KABUL (PAN): Prices of gold dropped and that of rice jumped during the outgoing week in Kabul, where rates of other essential commodities stayed stable, retailers said on Thursday.


    Zakhilwal speaks of pressure on appointments

    KABUL (PAN): Finance Minister Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal, acknowledging corruption at customs offices, on Monday revealed he has been under pressure from some circles in appointments to revenue departments.

    Business & Economics

    Ambitious uplift strategy mapped out for Tokyo Conference

    KABUL (PAN): Afghanistan would present a development proposal budget for 22 programmes, which needs $8 billion yearly over a decade, at the forthcoming Tokyo donors’ conference.


    Judges to retire on reaching 65 years of age

    KABUL (PAN): Wolesi Jirga, or the lower house of parliament, on Monday amended to the law on the composition and powers of the judiciary, barring judges from working after attaining the age of 65 years.


    UN to consider Afghan govt’s priorities: Kubis

    KABUL (PAN): United Nations’ agencies working in Afghanistan would consider the Afghan government’s priorities in carrying out their activities, a senior diplomat promised on Sunday.


    Brussels seeks long-term cooperation pact with Kabul

    KABUL (PAN): Belgian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders, who arrived in Kabul on Saturday, said his country wanted to enter a bilateral cooperation agreement with Afghanistan.

    Security and Crime

    13 govt officials held on fraud charges

    KABUL (PAN):  The Attorney General Office (AGO) has detained 13 employees of the Ministry of Finance and Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG) on charges of embezzling 25 millions afs.

    Business & Economics

    Eftikhar takes over as new AISA chief

    KABUL (PAN): The newly-appointed Afghanistan Investment Support Agency (AISA) chief said he would introduce tax exemptions to help strengthen the industrial sector.


    Copper extraction from Ainak mine to start next year

    KABUL (PAN): The process of digging historic relics at eight sites around the world’s largest copper mine in central Logar province is nearing completion and extraction work would be launched next

    Business & Economics

    WB's $1b offer to Afghanistan for next 3 years

    KABUL (PAN): The World Bank (WB) would provide Afghanistan $1 billion in assistance under its new three-year policy, an official said on Saturday.