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    AGO rejects anti-graft committee's remarks

    KABUL (PAN) The Attorney General's Office (AGO) on Wednesday rejected the anti-corruption body's claims the outcome of an investigation into Kabul Bank's scandal was unsatisfactory.

    Business & Economics

    More gas being supplied to Kabul

    KABUL (PAN): Five hundred tonnes of liquefied gas would be supplied to Kabul in an effort to bring down the commodity price to 55afs a kilogram, the Ministry of Commerce and Industries said on Wednesday.


    Hunger threat to Afghans rejected as baseless

    KABUL (PAN): The Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation has rejected reports that three million Afghans were going hungry due to a drought in northern and western parts of the country.

    Business & Economics

    Govt can't fix gas prices: ACCI

    KABUL (PAN): The Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) on Monday blamed the government for fixing gas prices, saying that it did not have the power to do so.

    Business & Economics

    Gas price will be lowered in 2 days: ministry

    KABUL (PAN): The Ministry of Commerce and Industries on Saturday renewed its promise to lower the price of liquefied petroleum gas to 55 afghanis ($1.1) per kilo within two days. A kilo of gas is currently selling for 75 to 100 afs in Kabul.

    Security and Crime

    Peace council urges end to insurgency

    KABUL (PAN): Afghanistan's High Peace Council on Wednesday urged the armed opposition to shun the insurgency and return to normal life to serve the people of the country.


    Mixed expectations ahead of Istanbul conference

    KABUL (PAN): Some Afghans believe the Istanbul conference would bring no positive change to Afghanistan's security situation, but others expect key decisions on the country's future.


    Barakzai seeks security switch in insecure areas

    KABUL (PAN): Members of Wolesi Jirga's Defence Commission on Sunday said the second phase of security transfer should focus on insecure provinces, believing public support was vital to making the project a success.

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    Azimi rejects Eikenberry's estimates as too high

    KABUL (PAN): The Defence Ministry spokesman on Wednesday said Afghan forces would need assistance from the international community even after the 2014 security switch, but their expenses would be less than what the former US ambassador has estimated.


    114,000 acres of land wrested back from grabbers

    KABUL (PAN): Almost 114,000 acres of government and private land has been wrested back from illegal grabbers, the minister of agriculture, irrigation and livestock said on Tuesday.