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    Security and Crime

    15 hectares cleared of poppies in Sarobi

    KABUL (PAN): Fifteen hectares of land was cleared of the illicit poppy crop during a campaign that began a day earlier in the Sarobi district of central Kabul province, an official said on Sunday.



    Governance

    Opposition parties slam hasty signing of accord

    KABUL (PAN): Two major opposition groupings on Wednesday criticised signing of the strategic cooperation agreement between Afghanistan and the US government.



    Governance

    Activists say govt snubbing civil society’s demands

    KABUL (PAN):  Several civil society activists claim the government continued to ignore their demands and their voice remain muted despite their past positive contribution to the nation.



    Business & Economics

    1,000 families extended electricity in Paghman

    KABUL CITY (PAN): Nearly 1,000 of families in the Paghman district of central Kabul province were extended electricity, officials said on Thursday.



    Business & Economics

    Tweaking policies to push Afghan trade agenda

    KABUL (PAN): To push Afghanistan’s economic agenda, several national-level trade bodies urge the government to introduce a series of policies -- including levying taxes on imports to formation of an independent authority for industrial parks’ development.



    Agriculture

    Afghanistan’s enterprising women farmers

    KABUL (PAN): “I cover most of my family expenses with the blisters of my hands,” are the poetic words that 55-year-old Fatima employs to describe her source of income.



    Culture

    Salam Watandar turns into independent radio station

    KABUL (PAN): The Salam Watandar Radio has been broadcasting programmes through its 47 local stations in 29 of the country’s 34 provinces as an independent media outlet, officials said on Sunday.



    Business & Economics

    Water & energy sector in critical situation

    KABUL (PAN): A shortage water reservoirs and sharing of the precious, but depleting, resource with neighbours have created a critical situation for the country’s water and energy sector.



    Health

    85 including Canadians donate blood

    KABUL (PAN): Canadian embassy staff and and government officials were among 85 people who donated 32,000 cubic centimetres of blood to the national blood bank on Saturday.



    Business & Economics

    Poor quality oil floods Kabul filling stations

    KABUL (PAN): Drivers complain low-quality fuel has flooded Kabul, despite the Afghanistan National Standards Authority (ANSA)’s promise to take measures to curb substandard fuel imports.