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    Governance

    Kabul, Islamabad facing similar problems: Abdullah

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Chief Executive Officer Dr. Abdullah Abdullah has described recent changes in Afghanistan and Pakistan as a good opportunity for cooperation, stressing bilateral meetings should be substantive.



    Security and Crime

    Herat blind rally against govt apathy

    HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): Scores of blind people staged protest in western Herat province on Sunday, asking the government to give more attention to resolving their problems.



    Business & Economics,Social

    Helamand departments default on power bills

    LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): The Afghan Breshna Shirkat, the power utility, in southern Helmand province on Sunday accused many state institutions of defaulting on bills worth millions of afghanis.



    Governance,Reconstruction

    Turkish investment to spur Afghan economy

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Experts are optimistic that the visit of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan would help attract further investment to Afghanistan and spur its war-battered economy.



    Governance

    President to Pakistan: Take practical steps for peace

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai on Sunday urged Pakistan to take practical steps for peace in Afghanistan, saying that mere assurances were not enough to achieve stability.



    Governance

    MPs to govt: Don’t dub rebels as political foes

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Some member of the upper house of parliament (Meshrano Jirga) on Sunday urged the government not to call Taliban political foes, blaming the armed rebels for killing scores of civilians.



    Governance

    Indian PM pays rich tribute to Karzai

    NEW DELHI (Pajhwok): Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on spoke over the phone with former Afghanistan president Hamid Karzai and congratulated him on his leadership in ensuring a peaceful political transition and formation of a national unity government.



    Security and Crime,Business & Economics

    Bank defaulters out on bail to be arrested

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Kabul police chief on Sunday said 19 of the convicts in the big-time Kabul Bank fraud case would be arrested despite being granted bail.



    Business & Economics

    Key private sector priorities identified

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Priorities identified by private sector entities that have been effective in addressing trade challenges and speeding up economic reforms would be presented to the London Conference.