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    Governance

    Unity stressed to resolve Afghan problems

    KABUL (PAN): Political analysts, calling the 1979 Soviet invasion the darkest day in Afghanistan's history, on Monday asked Afghans to create unity in their ranks as no other nation could resolve their problems.



    Security and Crime

    Foreigners accused of misusing major contracts

    KABUL (PAN): The misuse of major contracts by foreigners, who award sub-contracts to local firms, has raised questions about the transparency of international assistance to Afghanistan, an anti-corruption official said on Sunday.



    Governance

    2m Afghan children forced into labour

    KABUL (PAN): Afghanistan's Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) head on Saturday said people's access to justice has not improved and about two million children are forced into hard labour.<



    Security and Crime

    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.



    Reconstruction

    Road being asphalted in Kabul

    KABUL (PAN): Asphalting of a three-kilometre road was launched in the Rahman Mina area of the capital Kabul on Tuesday, an official said.



    Governance

    Parliamentarians differ on deal with US

    KABUL (PAN): Some Afghan parliamentarians on Sunday supported the Loya Jirga's recommendations on the strategic cooperation pact with the US, but others insisted that American terms and conditions



    Governance

    Loya Jirga backs American bases for a decade

    KABUL (PAN): The four-day traditional Loya Jirga on the strategic cooperation pact with the US concluded on Saturday with the release of a 76-article declaration, recommending the creation of American bases in the country for a decade.



    Governance

    More offices to fight violence against women

    KABUL (PAN): The Attorney General office is set to establish special offices to fight violence against women in six provinces of the country.



    Health

    14 truckloads of expired medicine seized

    KABUL (PAN): Ministry of Interior officials said on Monday 14 truckloads of expired medicine were seized in the Binihisar area of Kabul.