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    GSM, 3G services soon: ministry

    KABUL (PAN): The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) has said it intends switching to GSM technology from CDMA-based mobile phone services in order to bring down calling rates.


    Jirga on BSA: Karzai's move seen as a flop

    KABUL (PAN): Political analysts and lawmakers on Monday accused President Hamid Karzai of resorting to delaying tactics on signing the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) in an effort to gain US to support for a presidential candidate of his choice.


    No reason for deferring accord: Mujaddedi

    KABUL (PAN): Former president and consultative Loya Jirga chairman, Sibghatullah Mujaddedi, on Saturday opined the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) between Afghanistan and United States should be signed before the presidential vote.


    No participation in BSA Loya Jirga: HIA

    KABUL (PAN): The Gulbadin Hekmatyar-led Hezb-i-Islami Afghanistan (HIA) on Tuesday contradicted the government’s claim that representatives of the outfit would attend this month’s Loya Jirga on a security pact with the US.


    Hundreds rally against security pact with US

    KABUL (PAN): Hundreds of opposition political activists on Sunday warned of kicking up a storm of protests if a security pact allowing the continued US military presence in the country was signed.


    Wolesi Jirga members oppose Loya Jirga on BSA

    KABUL (PAN): Convening a Loya Jirga on the bilateral security agreement (BSA) with the United States is illegal and the deal may lead to negative consequences for Afghanistan, some parliamentarians warned on Saturday.


    Govt to probe training to Syrian rebels: Karzai

    KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai has said his government will probe Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s accusation that Syrian rebels received chemical weapons training in Afghanistan’s lawless regions.

    Business & Economics

    No effort made for recovery from Gas Group: MEC

    KABUL (PAN): The government has made no serious effort to recover money that was laundered internationally or to recover $121 million owed by the Gas Group to the Kabul Bank, the Independent Joint Anti-Corruption Monitoring & Evaluation Committee (MEC) said on Saturday.


    1.5m people receive voter cards

    KABUL (PAN):  The Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Wednesday said 1.5 million people had received voter cards since the beginning of the registration process on.


    No presidential runner registered so far: IEC

    KABUL (PAN): No candidate has registered so far for the presidential election slated for April 2014, but 213 individuals have jumped into the race for provincial councils since the beginning of the registration process.