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    Karzai stresses Afghanisation of poll process

    KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai on Wednesday praised the Independent Election Commission (IEC) decision to hold the presidential vote in line with the Afghan constitution.


    10 universities linked via video conferencing

    KABUL (PAN): Ten government-run universities across the country have been connected through a video conferencing system, Minister of Higher Education Obaidullah Obaid said on Tuesday.


    Replacement of AIHRC members urged

    KABUL (PAN): The Civil Society Coordination Centre (CSCC) on Monday sought the replacement of Afghanistan’s Independent Human Rights members (AIHRC) who have completed their tenure.  


    Officials ignoring Karzai’s decree to face music

    KABUL (PAN): A presidential aide on Sunday warned government departments and officials of legal action if they ignored a recent presidential decree that calls for sweeping reforms.

    Business & Economics

    Gold, fuel prices down in Kabul

    KABUL (PAN): The prices of gold and fuel fell while the rates of other daily-use commodities stayed stable in Kabul during the outgoing week, retailers sad on Thursday.

    Security and Crime

    MPs gunmen to be detained: police

    KABUL CITY (PAN): Kabul police have vowed to arrest armed supporters of two Wolesi Jirga members for damaging a health clinic during a recent armed clash in the Pul-i-Charkhi locality. 


    New haj policy comes in for flak

    KABUL (PAN): Some religious scholars have criticised the Ministry of Haj for receiving money in advance from intending pilgrims, suspecting the ministry may have entered a secret deal with the Afghan Millie Bank, where the advance has been deposited.   


    Fasting spurs wisdom, heals ailments

    KABUL (PAN): An Afghan health expert said on Saturday that fasting boosts wisdom and reduces mental disorders in addition to bringing the faithful physical benefits.

    Business & Economics

    Consumer goods’ prices stabilise in Ramadan

    KABUL (PAN): The surge in imports of consumer products ahead of the holy month of Ramadan has stablised prices in the Kabul market, trade leaders and retailers said on Thursday.

    Security and Crime

    MoU on military academy inked with UK

    KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai and British Prime Minister David Cameron on Thursday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on the establishment of a British-style military academy in Afghanistan.