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    Mohammad Sabir Adina

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    Education

    Wardak seeks $3b in aid for school buildings

    KABUL (PAN): Education Minister Ghulam Farooq Wardak on Saturday urged the international community to provide his ministry $3 billion in aid for the construction of 8000 schools, as three million children would be enrolled over next two years.



    Business & Economics

    $1.8b invested in telecom sector in 12 years

    KABUL (PAN): The Ministry of Telecommunication and Information Technology on Wednesday announced more than id=mce_marker.8 billion had been invested in the telecommunication sector over the past 12 years.



    Security and Crime

    Thousands rally against Pakistan, Iran

    ZARANJ (PAN): Thousands of people on Tuesday emerged on roads in southwestern Nimroz province, strongly condemning Pakistani attacks on Afghan posts in the east earlier this month and killing Afghans by the Iranians near the western border.



    Governance

    MPs barred from retracting pleas for summons

    KABUL (PAN): A majority of Wolesi Jirga members on Saturday voted overwhelmingly for barring colleagues from withdrawing their requests to summon a minister, ending tension within the lower house.



    Governance

    Islamabad, Tehran asked to halt meddling

    KABUL (PAN): Stressing greater representation for Pashtuns in next year's presidential and provincial council elections, hundreds of tribesmen on Thursday staged an anti-Pakistan protest to condemn recent attacks on Afghan border posts.



    Reconstruction,Education

    Japan pledges $25m for school buildings

    KABUL (PAN): Japan on Tuesday pledged $25 million for the construction of school buildings in three provinces of the country, an official said.



    Reconstruction

    Master plan to cope with energy needs: Ismail Khan

    KABUL (PAN): Water and energy minister Ismail Khan on Wednesday said a 20-year-long master plan aimed at providing residents across the country with cheap electricity "is being implemented."



    Business & Economics

    Work on power projects launched in Kabul

    KABUL (PAN): Work on two power distribution projects benefiting for more than 36,000 families was launched in Kabul on Tuesday, officials said.



    Business & Economics

    Sugar, firewood prices fall in Kabul

    KABUL (PAN): Sugar and firewood prices fell in Kabul during the outgoing week, when a 50 kilos bag of rice was sold 60 afghanis up against its last week's rate, retailers said on Thursday.



    Reconstruction

    18 irrigation networks being rehabilitated: Rahimi

    KABUL (PAN): With implementation of On-Farm Water Management Project (OFWMP), a $41 million scheme, agricultural production would increase by 15 percent nationwide, an official said on Saturday.