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    Protestors want Logar, Helmand governors fired

    KABUL (PAN): People coming all the way from Helmand and Logar provinces on Wednesday staged separate protest demonstrations against their provincial governors in the central capital Kabul.


    Etisalat Cricket Challenge Cup kicks off

    KABUL (PAN): The Etisalat Cricket Challenge Cup, featuring 20 teams, got underway simultaneously in eastern Nangarhar and central Kabul provinces on Thursday, officials said.

    Security and Crime

    CJTF: 618 convicted on drug-trafficking charges

    KABUL (PAN): Nearly 618 drug traffickers, including security officials, foreigners and women, were convicted and jailed by the Criminal Justice Task Force (CJTF), an official said on Sunday.

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    Qaraqul skin exports rise

    KABUL/MAZAR-I-SHARIF (PAN): Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) officials said on Thursday revenue from the export of qaraqul skin (embroidered sheepskin) considerably increased last Afghan year.


    Karzai yet to receive HRW report on women prisoners

    KABUL (PAN): Under the relevant laws, President Hamid Karzai has always stressed the protection of women’s rights and prosecution of their cases at meetings with judicial officials, a presidential spokesman said on Thursday. 


    Karzai urges visa-free regime for traders

    DUSHANBE (PAN): President Hamid Karzai, urging a visa-free regime for traders to enhance business ties among regional countries, on Monday called for connecting Afghanistan with the region through railway lines and gas pipelines.


    Iran blames foreigners for Afghan crisis

    DUSHANBE (PAN): Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Monday rejected the counterinsurgency campaign as a lame excuse of western powers for Afghanistan’s occupation.


    Afghanistan, Iran, Tajikistan agree on mega projects

    DUSHANBE (PAN): In a landmark deal, Afghanistan, Iran and Tajikistan inked a key infrastructure pact on the development of railway, energy and water pipeline projects.


    Karzai off to Dushanbe for RECCA summit

    KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai on Saturday left Kabul for Dushanbe, capital of Tajikistan, to attend the 5th summit of the Regional Economic Cooperation Conference on Afghanistan (RECCA).


    WBU champ attributes success to Afghans’ prayers

    KABUL CITY (PAN): Afghan pugilist Hamid Rahimi, the new World Boxing Union (WBU) champion, arrived in Kabul on Saturday, attributing his success to the support and motivation he received from his countrymen.