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    Governance

    UN backs Afghan youth’s bid for change

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The United Nations on Wednesday called for Afghanistan’s youth to play a proactive role in dealing with the challenges facing their homeland.



    Reconstruction

    Regulating Kabul’s urban areas to take 10 years

    KABUL (Pajhwok): At least 70 percent area of the capital Kabul have been occupied by unplanned and illegal means, a Ministry of Urban Development Affairs (MUDA) official said on Monday.



    Business & Economics

    Firewood prices up as winter approaches

    KABUL (Pajhwok): With the advent of winter, prices of firewood jumped in the capital Kabul during the outgoing week, market sources said on Thursday.



    Governance

    Hajj flight operation completed

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The transportation of about 24,000 haj pilgrims from Afghanistan to Saudi Arabia has been completed, an official said on Saturday.



    Security and Crime

    HIA leader survives armed attack in Kabul

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A senior member of the Hezb-I-Islami Afghanistan (HIA) on Tuesday escaped unhurt in an armed attack on his residence in the Khushal Khan locality of Kabul, an official said.



    Reconstruction

    Ring road contractor escapes with $12m

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Public Works alleges the American-Turkish road construction has left Afghanistan without its permission company after withdrawing $12 million from the bank.



    Governance

    Mohammadi asks troops to stand united

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Defence Minister Gen. Bismillah Mohammadi on Thursday stressed the need for national unity, saying Afghanistan’s foes were trying to fuel divisions among its armed forces.



    Women,Business & Economics

    Minister decries costly wedding parties

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Huge spending on dowry and mourning ceremonies have forced many families into sending their sons abroad or indulging into hard work to bear the costs, participants of a conference said on Tuesday.



    Governance

    Unity govt idea draws flak from tribal council

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The southeastern tribal council on Thursday slammed the formation of a coalition government in the name of a national unity set-up as compromise on people’s votes, an official said.