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    Early signing of deal in national interest: Gilani

    KABUL (PAN): Former jihadi leader and Mahaz-i-Millie-I-Islami head Pir Syed Ahmad Gilani has said early signing of the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) is in the interest of Afghanistan.



    Governance

    BSA can be signed by Karzai's successor: Kerry

    KABUL (PAN): US Secretary of State John Kerry, insisting on the early conclusion of the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA), has said the deal could be inked either by President Hamid Karzai or his successor.



    Culture

    AACN appreciates Pajhwok reports on graft

    KABUL (PAN): Pajhwok Afghan News (PAN) has received an appreciation letter from the Afghan Civil Society and Afghan Anti-Corruption Network (AACN) in recognition of its investigative reports on corruption.



    Social

    ‘Graft negatively impact country’s economy, security'

    KABUL (PAN): Rampant administrative corruption leaves negative impact on country’s economy, social, security and political situation, an official of Afghan Anti-Corruption Network said.



    Sports

    Afghans give tough time as Pakistan win T20

    KABUL (PAN): After a stiff resistance, Afghanistan lost their first-ever Twenty-20 international to Pakistan by six wickets at Sharjah on Sunday.



    Security and Crime

    Cross border attack kills civilian in Khost: MoI

    KABUL (PAN): The Afghan Ministry of Interior (MoI) on Sunday accused Pakistani forces of carrying out a cross border rocket attack that killed one civilian and injured two others in southeastern Khost province a day earlier.



    Governance

    Hagel gets assurances from Mohammadi on BSA

    KABUL (PAN): US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Saturday said his Afghan counterpart Bismillah Khan Mohammadi had assured him the delayed security agreement between the two countries would be signed "in a timely manner".



    Sports

    Afghan U-19s beat KP club in friendly opener

    KABUL (PAN): Afghanistan’s under-19 cricket team on Saturday won their opening one-day friendly match against a visiting Pakistani club in the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said.



    Security and Crime

    Hagel in Kabul to meet Mohammadi, Daudzai

    KABUL (PAN): US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel arrived in Kabul for an unannounced visit on Saturday afternoon, but he is not scheduled to meet with President Hamid Karzai, amid chaos over the terms of a key security deal between the allies, officials said.



    Sports

    Afghanistan face Pakistan in historic T20 on Sunday

    KABUL (PAN): As part of a preparation programme for the World Cup next year, Afghanistan will take on Pakistan in a historic Twenty20 international in the UAE on Sunday.