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KABUL (Pajhwok): Some Wolesi Jirga (WJ) members on Saturday claimed $3.3 million were embezzled in last year’s hajj operations, asking the officials concerned to respond to the claim. The lower house summoned Daud Sultanzoy, presidential advisor... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): First Deputy Speaker Haji Zahir Qadeer has said that regional intelligence networks have the keys to either foment violence or initiate peace talks. He expressed these views after donating blood for victims of yesterday... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Hezb-i-Islami Afghanistan (HIA) leader Gulbadin Hekmatyar has called on Afghan political parties to join their forces for establishing “a sovereign government system” in Afghanistan and stop relying on foreigners in this regard.... read more
KABUL/AIBAK (Pajhwok): Farmers’ Day was observed on Sunday with exhibitions and concerts in Kabul, Samangan, Herat and Paktika provinces. Hamidullah Wardak, an organiser, said exhibitions would continue for three days in the Badam Bagh locality... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Two civilians were killed and two others, including a woman, wounded in a bomb blast in the heavily-fortified central capital Kabul on Tuesday morning, an official said. Police spokesman Hashmatullah Stanikzai told Pajhwok Afghan... read more
KABUL, BAGHLAN (Pajhwok): An abducted child was recovered in Kabul and a municipality official arrested on corruption charges in Pul-i-Khumri, the capital of northern Baghlan province, officials said Wednesday.Hashmatullah Stanikzai, the Kabul... read more
KABUL (PAN): Scotching speculation, presidential contender Gul Agha Sherzai said on Wednesday he would not withdraw from the race in favour of any aspirant.Addressing a news conference in Kabul, the former Nangarhar governor said such rumours were... read more
KABUL (PAN): At least 10 people were killed and several others wounded when powerful explosion rocked the Polytechnic area of the central capital Kabul on Saturday afternoon, officials said, fearing heavy casualties.The incident took place at 3.15pm... read more
KABUL (PAN): Speakers on Thursday called for Muslims around the globe to draw inspiration from the supreme sacrifice that Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) rendered in Karbala to uphold the truth and resist tyranny.Imam Hussain, the grandson of Prophet... read more
KABUL (PAN): A police commander survived a bomb attack in the central capital Kabul, an official said on Saturday.The blast took place on Friday night when a bomb attached to the commander’s vehicle exploded in the Shah Shahid area of 8th police... read more
KABUL (PAN): Prices of gas, sugar and Arabian gold fell but that of the Iranian variety gold increased during the outgoing week in Kabul, market sources said on Thursday.The rate of one gram of Arabian gold slipped by 50afs from 2,200afs to 2,150afs... read more
KABUL CITY (PAN): The Afghanistan Tribal Solidarity Council, accusing the government of massive corruption, on Sunday called for a decentralised set-up.Mohammad Aman Khairi, the council head, told a gathering of hundreds of tribal representatives of... read more
KABUL (PAN): Hundreds of people staged a protest for the second day in Kabul against the burning of the Holy Quran by US troops at the Bagram Airbase, when one of the protesters shot injured by foreign troops during the Wednesday’s protest.The... read more
KABUL (PAN): The Meshrano Jirga on Tuesday decided to send a delegation to central Parwan province for investigating the alleged desecration of the Quran by US soldiers, a controversy that sparked angry protests.Senators, who strongly condemned the... read more
KABUL (PAN): Lawmaker Haji Abdul Zahir Qadir was elected as first deputy speaker of the Wolesi Jirga, lower house of Parliament, in the administrative board polls on Monday.Qadir, belonging to eastern Nangarhar province, won 140 votes, while his... read more
KABUL (PAN): The Afghan Civil Society Coordination Jirga (ACCJ) chief on Saturday said some individuals selected through a ballot process for participation in the second Bonn conference were not real civil society representatives.The 270-member ACCJ... read more
KABUL (PAN): Counternarcotics Minister Zarar Ahmad Muqbil said on Tuesday poppy cultivation would be reduced by 50 percent over the five years.Under a new policy, farmers would willingly stop growing the illicit crop, he told theMeshrano Jirga, or... read more
KABUL (PAN): Thirteen cases of polio have been detected in Afghanistan's three provinces, President Hamid Karzai has said. The disease has been eliminated from the rest of the country.In a biweekly radio address to the nation on Thursday night, the... read more
KABUL (PAN): Afghan officials are preparing for the transfer of security responsibility to Afghan security forces in Kabul, officials said Tuesday, but some analysts say that Afghan security forces should be better armed. The first phase of the... read more
KABUL (PAN): At least 15 individuals were sentenced to three to 20 years of imprisonment and hard labor on charges of drug smuggling, officials said on Saturday. The individuals were sentenced by the court of appeals of the Criminal Justice Task... read more
KABUL (PAN): Attorney General Mohammad Ishaq Alako said judicial officials are ready to ensure justice and the rule of law in the provinces where Afghans are slated to assume security responsibility soon. Alako told a press conference also attended... read more
KABUL (PAN): The Deputy Interior Minister of Counter Narcotics said on Monday that over three million Afghans, based mostly in the provinces, are involved in manufacturing or trafficking drugs. The deputy minister, Baz Mohammad Ahmadi, told a press... read more
KABUL (PAN):  Two men were executed Monday for an attack on Jalalabad’s Kabul Bank that left 40 dead and 90 injured. The remains of lead attacker Zarajam will be handed to Pakistan's embassy in Kabul, the National Directorate of... read more
KABUL(PAN): At least two people were killed and a dozen others wounded when a double-storey house collapsed on the outskirts of Kabul city on Friday, police said. The incident occurred in Qanbar area in the limits of fifth police district of Kabul... read more
KABUL(PAN): Police are capable to maintain security for central Kabul province and the capital, an official said on Saturday. "Both in quantity and quality, the police in Kabul are in a position to maintain better security across the province... read more