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    Governance

    Rabbani’s visit to Pakistan delayed again

    KABUL (PAN): Afghanistan’s top peace negotiator Salahudin Rabbani’s trip to Pakistan has been postponed once again in the wake of cross-border incursions into eastern Afghanistan and the lack of a clear agenda, an official said on Sunday.



    Business & Economics

    Fuel prices up, food stable in Kabul

    KABUL (PAN): Fuel prices have increased during the outgoing week in Kabul, where rates of other daily-use commodities stayed stable, retailers sad on Thursday.



    Business & Economics

    Gold up, food stable in Kabul

    KABUL (PAN): Prices of gold edged up during the outgoing week in Kabul, where rates of daily-use commodities stayed stable, retailers said on Thursday.



    Health

    After Ramadan, beware of going on an eating spree

    KABUL (PAN): Health experts say eating much food during Eid days causes high cholesterol and weight gain, something that has a harmful effective on health immediately after the holy month of Ramadan.



    Business & Economics

    Dried fruit prices up by 50pc ahead of Eid

    KABUL (PAN): As Eidul Fitr draws near, prices of dried fruits have escalated by 50 percent in the capital Kabul, residents and shopkeepers said.



    Education

    President orders hospital purchase

    KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai has ordered the purchase of a private hospital and its transfer to the Kabul Medical University, officials said on Tuesday.



    Health

    Private clinics asked to improve services

    KABUL (PAN): Private health facilities would face legal action under a new regulation if they did not improve their services within a year, the public health minister warned on Sunday.



    Health

    Public health ministry sets up Youth Help Line

    KABUL (PAN): The Ministry of Public Health, with financial and technical support from the United Nations Population Fund, on Saturday set up a phone line to provide youth friendly health counseling



    Security and Crime

    Ministers’ dismissal viewed as a sentimental decision

    KABUL (PAN): Some experts believe that Wolesi Jirga had made an emotional decision on dismissing interior and defence ministers through a no-confidence vote, but some others welcome the move.



    Education

    School textbooks to arrive soon

    KABUL CITY (PAN): Trucks carrying school textbooks would cross the border into Afghanistan from Pakistan over the next few days, an official said on Wednesday.