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KABUL (Pajhwok): Leading economy experts have expressed optimism about the electricity transfer agreement CASA-1000 signed between Afghanistan and Pakistan on Sunday.The Central Asia South Asia Electricity Transmission and Trade Project, known as... read more
 KABUL (Pajhwok): Bulgaria has waved off 42 million dollars of over $50 million loan it has granted Afghanistan, the Finance Ministry said on Sunday.The remaining around could be paid in small installments over the next decade. The ministry... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Political analysts on Saturday said they were optimistic the latest NATO summit would go a long way to help stabilise the country and further bolster Afghanistan’s ties with the powerful military alliance.Leaders from 60 countries... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Sibghatullah Mujaddadi, former president and chairman of the Disputes Resolution Commission (DRC), on Tuesday said culprits involved in the Paghman gang gape incident be executed in the public to set an example for others.A... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The United Nation International Emergency Fund (UNICEF) on Sunday delivered 40 ambulance, donated by Japan, to the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH).Minister of Public Health Dr. Suraya Dalil said the handover ceremony the ambulances... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Most of recently constructed buildings are in violation of relevant rules and regulations, the Afghanistan National Standards Authority (ANSA) said on Tuesday, introducing national building codes.Addressing a press conference, ANSA... read more
 KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghan Cabinet has ordered a halt to work on a 24-storey business centre in the Chaman-i-Hazoori area of Kabul till further orders. The project is said to be causing a loss of 2,000 cubic meters of fresh water per hour.... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Some people consider the agreement between the presidential hopefuls on a unity government in the national interest, but others think a coalition government would benefit specific groups only.With the government’s power structure... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Hajj and Religious Affairs announced Saturday the first flight pilgrims would leave for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in 20 days time.Dayeeul Haq Abid, deputy chief of finance and administration at the ministry, said... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): China has donated 24 luxurious vehicles worth $800, 000 to the Afghan Ministry of Foreign Affairs, a statement said on Sunday.In a statement, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Zeng Wenfeng, commercial counselor at the Chinese... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The prices of Arabian gold and petrol witnessed a relative increase during the outgoing week in Kabul, market sources said on Thursday.One litre of petrol was sold for 66 afs, compared with last week’s rate of 63 afs. Prices of... read more
 KABUL (PAN): Millions of dollars have been poured into the health sector. Yet for many Afghans the nearest health centre is roughly three days away, and two-thirds of pharmacies do not have professional staff. An investigation by the... read more
KABUL CITY (PAN): Nine people were killed and 36 others injured in gas cylinders blasts across the country over the past one month, an official said on Tuesday.  Most of the explosions took place in Balkh, Khost, Nangarhar and Kabul. Seven... read more
KABUL (PAN): Raveel, a 23-year-old who got married between Eidul Fitr and Eidul Adha last year, said: "People say it is not good to get married between those holidays, but I feel myself fortunate and have no problem." Raveel, a resident of the Char... read more
KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai left Friday night for Saudi Arabia at the helm of an Afghan delegation at the invitation of Saudi King Malik Abdullah. According to a press statement released by the president’s office Saturday, the Afghan... read more
KABUL (PAN): Only 13 cases of polio have been recorded in Afghanistan so far in 2011, a dramatic decrease over the same period last year, according to a statement from the Public Health Ministry.No instances have been recorded in the north and east... read more
KABUL (PAN): Sahera Sharif, a female lower house MP from the southeastern province of Khost, says she fields so many calls from constituents that she has lost hearing in one ear. Those calls, though, were part of Sharif's work of listening to... read more
 KABUL (PAN): The mayor of Kabul on Thursday hinted at a new plan involving the reconstruction of 1,300 kilometres of roads, streets, drainage system and plantation of saplings in the capital city. The new plan, set to be launched next week,... read more