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KABUL (Pajhwok): The Integrity Watch Afghanistan (IWA) said on Saturday rebels and unauthorised individuals continued to exploit the country’s natural resources, but no meaningful steps had been taken to protect such sites, involving huge funds.... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dr. Abdullah Abdullah on Monday moved to scotch speculation regarding the establishment of a transitional government. At a cabinet meeting, Abdullah said some people had lately been conjecturing... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): There are tangible economic benefits for regional partners of South and Central Asia to engage in increased trade, transit, transport, energy transfer and investment along new pathways being developed, the chief executive officer (... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): One of the rockets exploded close to the house of Dawat-e-Islami party chief Abdul Rab Rassoul Sayyaf on Friday in the Paghman district of capital Kabul but caused no fatalities, district police chief said. Col. Amrullah told... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Ahmad Zia Massoud, presidents’ special representative for reform and good governance, claimed on Wednesday that Pakistan was not serious about genuine peace talks and wanted to deceive the Afghans with false promises. Addressing... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah Abdullah on Monday strongly criticized Pakistan for its reluctant approach to make the peace process resulted-oriented. Presiding over the council of ministers meeting, the CEO said people... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah Abdullah has said the government officials who had attended mourning ceremonies for late Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar be prosecuted. Speaking at a cabinet meeting on Monday... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): In a bid to ensure transparency in the election, the electoral reform commission on Thursday said the government was committed to bring drastic reforms to the election system to ensure free, fair and transparent ballot, the... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghanistan Investment Support Agency (AISA) on Thursday announced foreign investment declined by 30 percent and accused government for having no proper strategy for economic development. During a joint meeting of officials... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Defense (MoD) has said that 1,600 insurgent have been killed during the past four months and military offensives have considerably weakening the strength of rebels. Maj. Gen. Afzal Aman, (MoD) operational director... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Chargé d'affairs was summoned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) over deporting of Afghan nationals from the gulf country, an official said. According to the reports recently, over 600 visas... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani travelled to northeastern Badakhshan province on Saturday and warned  that officials who demonstrated laxity in discharging of their duties in the Warduj district attack would be sacked. Ghani... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): A Taliban commander Zahirullah known as Omar Bilal who was accused of killing five Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers, was detained in special operation in eastern Kunar province, a statement from the spy network said on Tuesday... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Former president Hamid Karzai on Sunday asked the Western world to review its policy toward Muslims and avoid steps that defamed their religion. Addressing conference in Kabul, the ex-president said Islam teaches moderation and... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Election Commission (IEC) chairman on Wednesday said the Parliament had no authority to refer him to the Attorney-General Office (AGO) for prosecution.   Earlier in the day, the Wolesi Jirga asked the... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Change and Continuity team, led by presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, on Saturday stressed results from the June presidential election should be announced forthwith, vowing to protect the Constitution and national... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Change and Continuity team, led by presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, on Saturday stressed results from the June presidential election should be announced forthwith, vowing to protect the Constitution and national... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Fire erupted in eight police district of capital Kabul on Sunday but there were no reports of men and material losses.Muhammad Saddiq, an eyewitness and resident of the locality, said that a timber store caught fire, with fire... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Presidential aspirant Dr. Abdullah Abdullah said on Monday he had no meeting or contact with the US President Barak Obama who was on a brief visit to Afghanistan to meet US troops.Obama landed at Bagram military base late Sunday and... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The media commission of the Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Wednesday fined 13 television channels and a radio network for violation of laws during election campaign, an official said.The electronic media outlets were fined... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Council of Ministers on Monday ruled out signing of major agreements in mining, urban development and construction sectors until the new government was formed.Speaking at the Council of Ministers meeting chaired by President... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Frontrunner in last weekend’s presidential elections Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai said on Friday he would prefer contesting a run-off election over withdrawing in favour a rival candidate.In a video message, Ashraf Ghani said partial... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Thursday said it was fully prepared to hold a second round run-off election if necessary, saying the run-off would be free from any legal and technical problems.More than seven million... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) on Tuesday warned presidential hopefuls of action if they used the government machinery or tried to manipulate results.Asking candidates not to adopt illegal ways of reaching... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): A senior Ministry of Defence (MoD) official on Sunday warned of multiple security problems, specifically in logistical supply and technical fields, if the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) was not signed with the US.Brig. Gen.... read more
 KABUL (PAN): An explosives-laden car exploded at the entrance to a NATO troops’ facility on the Qasaba Road near the Kabul International Airport on Wednesday, but there were no immediate reports about casualties, officials said. The... read more
KABUL (PAN): Calling on Taliban and their allies to attend a Loya Jirga due next Thursday, President Hamid Karzai on Saturday reiterated his government’s position that the assembly would only discuss the security pact with the US.Nearly 3000 tribal... read more
KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai on Saturday asked government officials and foreigners not to middle in presidential and provincial elections, warning violators of removal from jobs.Addressing a press conference in Kabul, the president said all... read more
KABUL (PAN): Campaigning before the release of a final list of presidential and provincial council candidates is a violation of the election law, the electoral watchdog said on Friday.Following the display of the final list in a fortnight,... read more
KABUL (PAN): Nearly 3,000 public representatives would attend this month’s The Loya Jirga and advise the Karzai administration on whether or not to sign the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) with the United States, an official said on Friday.A day... read more
KABUL (PAN): Top security bosses on Tuesday said foreign spy networks planned the Taliban’s summer offensive, killing more than 2,000 policemen and 850 civilians.Codenamed Khalid Bin Walid, the offensive was launched in May when the rebels had vowed... read more
KABUL (PAN): A key opposition leader on Tuesday warned President Hamid Karzai against influencing the electoral process, saying that the head of state would live a respectable life after his retirement if he stayed neutral.National Coalition of... read more
KABUL (PAN): The government and foreigners do not have any intention to proceed with substantive peace talks and there is no sign of stability returning to the country, claims a high-ranking member of the Hezb-i-Islami Afghanistan (HIA) led by... read more
KABUL (PAN): The Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) on Friday asked the government to create a commission for resolving disputes between oil-importing firms and the Ghazanfar Group.The Ghazanfar Group, which set up an oil-... read more
KABUL (PAN): India is willing to equip and train Afghan security forces, 2nd Vice-President Karim Khalili said on Friday on his return from a three-day visit to New Delhi.During his meetings with host leaders, the security and economic situation in... read more
KABUL (PAN): A meeting of the Afghan Millat party on nominating a candidate for next year’s presidential ballot was marred by rowdyism and physical clashes in Kabul on Monday.Mohammad Amin, the Afghan Social Democratic Party leader, says his group... read more
KABUL (PAN): The Ministry of Interior would share a comprehensive poll security plan with the independent Election Commission in a couple of days, an official said on Wednesday.Ghulam Siddique Siddiqui, the ministry spokesman, told Pajhwok that the... read more
KABUL (PAN): Two civilians were wounded in a car bombing in the Mir Bachakot district of Kabul province on Friday, an official said.Kabul criminal investigation chief in Gen. Mohammad Zahir told Pajhwok Afghan News that the explosion took place... read more
KABUL (PAN): The Meshrano Jirga -- or upper house of the parliament -- on Sunday asked the government to summon the Iranian ambassador to Afghanistan over a recent shooting incident at the border that killed and wounded several Afghans.Nearly 300... read more
KABUL (PAN): The Ministry of Interior (MoI) on Tuesday announced the establishment of a Police Consultative Council (PCC), saying the 10-year scheme would help improve police credibility.  Made up of civil society members, media and human... read more
KABUL (PAN): Hundreds of people rallied in Kabul on Saturday against US troops’ high-handedness and called for their withdrawal from the central Maidan Wardak province.In response to public complaints against the US special forces, the National... read more
KABUL (PAN): NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) has shut its 230 bases and transferred another 370 bases to the Afghan government as part of the security transition, a spokesman for the alliance said on Sunday.ISAF would... read more
KABUL (PAN):  Finance Minister Hazrat Omar Zakhelwal has asked foreign and local investors not to worry about post-2014 Afghanistan's scenario, assuring no change is going to take place in the system."Some investors have reduced their capitals... read more
KABUL (PAN): Eighty Taliban prisoners have been released from the Bagram jail, north of Kabul, in the central province of Parwan, and a defence ministry's detention facility, an official said on Friday.So far more than 500 Taliban prisoners have... read more
KABUL (PAN): A cloth market caught fire in the Mandawi area of the 1st police district in the central capital Kabul, inflicting financial losses on traders, an official said on Sunday.The fire that erupted around midnight at the Nasari Market raged... read more
KABUL (PAN): The “National United Front against the foreign bases in Afghanistan” on Saturday opposed signing the security pact between Kabul and US, and said the presence of foreign military bases in Afghanistan was the signal for continuing of war... read more
KABUL (PAN): Some member of Wolesi Jirga, or lower house of parliament, on Saturday accused Pakistan of orchestrating the failed assassination attempt on the Afghan intelligence chief Asadullah Khalid.Khalid was severely wounded on Thursday when a... read more
KABUL (PAN): Three civilians were killed and 28 others wounded in a gas cylinder explosion inside a busy market in the capital Kabul on Tuesday, the Ministry of Interior said.The blast, which took place in a medical store in front of Parwan Hotel in... read more
KABUL (PAN): Using sex enhancement drugs is injurious to health and could even lead to death, doctors say, but such phrodisiacs are being sold openly by Kabul-based pharmacies and peddlers.A variety of the sex stimulants, manufactured in Arab... read more
KABUL (PAN): Using sex enhancement drugs is injurious to health and could even lead to death, doctors say, but such phrodisiacs are being sold openly by Kabul-based pharmacies and peddlers.A variety of the sex stimulants, manufactured in Arab... read more
KABUL (PAN): More than 190 militants, including 20 members of the Haqqani network, have been killed or captured by Afghan and international troops in eastern provinces, the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said on Monday.Led by Afghans... read more
KABUL (PAN): The Ministry of Counter Narcotics (MCN) has allocated one million dollars for each of the 17 provinces that were declared poppy-free this year, an official announced on Saturday.The development assistance will go to the provinces, where... read more
KABUL (PAN): A number of special people gathered in front of the Wolesi Jirga, or lower house of Parliament, on Sunday and asked lawmakers to help them find education and employment opportunities.Members of the National Deaf Association, including... read more
KABUL (PAN): The transition from foreign forces to the Afghan security lead would begin on schedule next month, a spokesman for the NATO civilian representative in the country said on Monday. Despite a drawdown of foreign troops beginning next... read more
KABUL (PAN): Fifteen people were sentenced by a primary court to 5-20 years in jail on the charge of trafficking alcohol and other drugs, the Criminal Justice Task Force (CJTF) announced on Sunday. The accused were convicted at the end of an open... read more
KABUL (PAN): An alleged drug trafficker was killed and his companion arrested in a police encounter in southern Helmand province, the world's largest opium-producing region, an official said on Sunday. More than 660 kilograms of opium, which... read more
KABUL (PAN): Afghan President Hamid Karzai left for Rome to attend the 150th anniversary of Italian Unification, the Presidential Palace in Kabul said on Wednesday. Dozens of world leaders, including US and Russian presidents and hundreds of other... read more

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