KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai's advisor, Waheedullah Sabawoon, who was wounded in a roadside bombing, will be sent abroad for "rest", even though he is in a stable condition, a senior health official said on Tuesday.
KABUL (PAN): Nearly 80,000 teachers from various provinces and central capital Kabul will take an examination to evaluate their competency and professional skills for establishing pay scales this month, the education minister said on Tuesday.
KABUL (PAN): A 49-year-old parliamentary candidate, who lost his right hand and leg in a mine blast, on Monday said he would help the disabled if he wins a seat in the upcoming parliamentary elections.
KABUL/BADAKHSHAN (PAN): Acting Public Health Minister, Dr Suraya Dalil, emphasising the importance of breastfeeding as a way of improving the health of infants and young children, on Sunday said the nutrition could help reduce child mortality rate by 19 percent.
KABUL (PAN): The contract awarded to the Ariana Airlines for airlifting all Hajj pilgrims to Saudi Arabia this year was illegal and contrary to the bidding process, the Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) said on Monday.
KABUL (PAN): The price of cement has jumped by a third over the last 10 days after the imposition of a tax on supply vehicles entering Afghanistan soil from Pakistan the Torkham border, traders said on Thursday.
LASHKARGAH (PAN): The foundation stone of a new maternity hospital was laid in southern Helmand province on Saturday, a major step in a country which has one of the world's highest maternal mortality rates.