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    Education

    Stop closing schools, Wardak urges Taliban

    KABUL (PAN): Education Minister Ghulam Farooq Wardak on Sunday called on Taliban fighters to stop closing schools, if they were involved in the proctice, and aid efforts to educate Afghan children.



    Education

    4m Saudi riyals donated to education ministry

    KABUL (PAN): Saudi Arabia would provide 4 million riyals (nearly 53 million afghanis) for the religious education department at the Ministry of Education, an official said on Sunday.



    Education

    Afghan students to Pakistan: Release our books

    KABUL (PAN): Schoolchildren and their parents on Saturday urged the Pakistani government to release four million textbooks stranded at the Karachi port. They said education had nothing to do with politics.



    Education

    Outsiders blamed for attacks on schools

    KABUL (PAN): Education ministry officials on Wednesday said elements outside the country were behind attacks on schools and staff in several Afghan provinces.



    Governance

    Karzai expects tough talks on security accord

    KABUL (PAN): The strategic cooperation  pact with the United States was in Afghanistan’s interest and a bilateral security agreement would be signed next year if the country’s core concerns were addressed, President Hamid Karzai said on Thursday.



    Business & Economics

    Gold prices up, food stable in Kabul

    KABUL (PAN): Prices of gold edged up during the outgoing week in Kabul, while other consumer products’ rates remained stable, retailers said on Thursday.



    Governance

    Signing of pact with US evokes mixed response

    KABUL (PAN): Some Afghans believe the signing of the strategic cooperation pact with the US will help maintain peace and contain inference from neighbouring countries, but others are worried about



    Health

    International Midwife Day marked in Kabul

    KABUL (PAN): Public Health Minister Dr. Suraya Dalil said on Monday efforts were being made to provide higher education opportunities for midwives.



    Education

    80 pc blind, deaf people deprived education

    KABUL (PAN): The Ministry of Education officials on Wednesday said that 80 percent of the 450,000 blind and deaf people had been deprived of education.



    Governance

    Attacks paving way for foreign presence: Karzai

    KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai warned on Tuesday that the recent coordinated terrorist attacks in Kabul and other parts of the country would pave the ground for the continued presence of foreign troops in Afghanistan.