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    Business & Economics,Reconstruction

    $1b contract signed to begin work on New Kabul City plan

    KABUL (PAN): A contract worth one billion USD was signed in Kabul on Wednesday to commence work on the country’s largest-ever residential scheme that would accommodate 1.5 million people of the sprawling city’s 4.5 million population.



    Governance

    Daudzai named as acting interior minister

    KABUL (PAN): Afghanistan’s Ambassador to Pakistan Omar Daudzai has been appointed as acting interior minister and Kabul police head Ayub Salangi as his deputy, the government announced on Sunday.



    Governance

    Taliban leaders in secret negotiations with govt

    KABUL (PAN): A number of Taliban leaders are in secret negotiations with the government to arrive at a common strategy to end the conflict, an official of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Sunday.



    Governance

    Nabil appointed as acting head of NDS

    KABUL (PAN): Rahmatullah Nabil has been appointed as acting chief of the National Directorate of Security (NDS), the Afghan spy service, the government announced on Saturday.



    Governance

    HPC asks Pakistan to free more Taliban leaders

    KABUL (PAN): The High Peace Council (HPC) on Friday said the agenda of President Hamid Karzai's visit to Pakistan included the release of several Taliban leaders, including Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar.



    Security and Crime,Features

    Pakistani beggars seen as spying

    KABUL (PAN): There are concerns among some circles that foreign beggars, particularly Pakistanis, may be involved in working for their spy services and moral corruption.



    Security and Crime

    Thousands policewomen needed for poll duty: Patang

    KABUL (PAN): Acting interior minister Ghulam Mujtaba Patang on Thursday said thousands more policewomen would be required to keep security for female polling centres, saying the election security plan had been finalised.



    Security and Crime

    Chinese deaths being probed: official

    KABUL (PAN): The Interior Ministry on Monday said an investigation had been launched and a Chinese man being questioned by police over the circumstances surrounding the deaths of three Chinese in Kabul.



    Security and Crime

    Afghan-US security pact a bilateral subject: NATO

    KABUL (PAN): NATO officials on Monday said signing the proposed security agreement between Afghanistan and the US was a mutual contact between the two countries and the alliance would welcome and support it.



    Governance

    Taliban should've opened office in Afghanistan: Karzai

    KABUL (PAN): Once again inviting the Taliban to peace talks, President Hamid Karzai on Thursday said their signs, flags and banners would not have been removed if they had opened a political office in Afghanistan instead of Qatar.