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    Dangam residents under Taliban siege

    ASADABAD (Pajhwok): Hundreds of residents, including women and children, remain under siege in the Dangam district of eastern Kunar province, an uprising leader said on Sunday.


    Key cabinet members in a day or two: Mohaqiq

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Deputy Chief Executive Officer Mohammad Mohaqiq said on Sunday key members of the cabinet would be introduced in a couple of days.

    Governance,Security and Crime

    HPC seeks transfer of all Gitmo prisoners

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghanistan High Peace Council (HPC) on Sunday said the four former Guantanamo Bay detainees would be reunited with their families soon, urging the US to transfer the remaining Afghan prisoners to the country.

    Security and Crime

    Uzbek women join rebels in Sar-i-Pul

    SAR-I-PUL CITY (Pajhwok): Residents and a senior official on Sunday claimed 10 Uzbek women had joined militants and were assisting them in making magnetic bombs in northern Sar-i-Pul province.


    Govt under fire for failing to honour pledges

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The unity government’s failure to honour its promises has led to the criticism of its leadership, political analysts said on Sunday.


    Poll process shouldn’t be politicised: Nuristani

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Elections Commission (IEC) chief on Sunday said the Wolesi Jirga could not amend the law on the structure, duties and authority of the poll panels.


    Senate renews demand for professional cabinet picks

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Meshrano Jirga members on Sunday renewed their demand for the unity government to introduce eligible and professional individuals as cabinet nominees.

    Governance,Business & Economics

    Khost municipality claims revenue hike

    KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): The Khost Municipality on Saturday claimed a 55 percent increase in its revenue in the first nine months of the current solar year, linking the rise to a crackdown on administrative graft in the southeastern province.


    Pakistanis seek havens in Dangam: Senators

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Pakistan-based militant groups are employing a variety of tactics to make permanent sanctuaries in the Dangam district in eastern Kunar province and some other border towns, a Senate delegation claimed on Sunday.

    Accidents & Disasters

    Winter set to start with snowfall: Met

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The meteorological departments said on Sunday the current winter season, like the previous one, would get colder with the first snowfall in a couple of days.