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    Zargona Salehi

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    Governance,Business & Economics

    "CASA-1000 to leave positive impacts on security"

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Leading economy experts have expressed optimism about the electricity transfer agreement CASA-1000 signed between Afghanistan and Pakistan on Sunday.



    Governance

    Bulgaria waves off Afghanistan loan

     KABUL (Pajhwok): Bulgaria has waved off 42 million dollars of over $50 million loan it has granted Afghanistan, the Finance Ministry said on Sunday.



    Governance

    Analysts dub NATO summit encouraging

    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.



    Security and Crime

    Rapists be executed in public: Mujaddadi

    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.



    Health

    Japan donates 40 ambulances to MoPH

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The United Nation International Emergency Fund (UNICEF) on Sunday delivered 40 ambulance, donated by Japan, to the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH).



    Reconstruction

    ANSA unveils building codes

    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.



    Reconstruction

    Cabinet orders halt to work on 24-storey building

     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.



    Governance

    Ghani-Abdullah deal draws mixed reaction

    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.



    Culture

    Hajj cost cut, flights to begin in 20 days

    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.



    Governance

    China donates vehicles for Afghan state guests

    KABUL (Pajhwok): China has donated 24 luxurious vehicles worth $800, 000 to the Afghan Ministry of Foreign Affairs, a statement said on Sunday.