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    1 policeman killed, 4 injured in Helmand suicide attack

    LASHKARGAH (PAN): One policeman has been killed and four others injured when a suicide bomber targeted a police check post in Marjah district of the southern Helmand province, an official said Thur



    Governance

    $2m grant to eliminate child labour

    WASHINGTON (PAN): The United States has announced a $2 million grant to eliminate child labour from Afghanistan’s carpet industry.



    $2m grant to eliminate child labour

    WASHINGTON (PAN): The United States has announced a $2 million grant to eliminate child labour from Afghanistan’s carpet industry.

    Governance

    Saudi Arabia promises continued support

    KABUL (PAN): Foreign Minister Dr. Zalmai Rassoul met his Saudi counterpart Prince Saud Al-Faisal bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud on the sidelines of the 68th United Nations General Assembly in New York on Thursday.



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    WB approves $50m grant for Afghan reforms

    KABUL (PAN): The World Bank has approved a $50 million grant through International Development Association (IDA) to help Afghan government reinforce legal, regulatory and institutional reforms, the bank said on Thursday.



    Social

    327 families get food assistance

    JALALABAD (PAN): The Jamiat-i-Islah party on Sunday distributed food items to around 327 destitute families in connection with the holy month of Ramadan in eastern Nangarhar province.



    Governance

    Some countries yet to pay amounts pledged in Tokyo

    KABUL (PAN): Senior officials on Tuesday reviewed progress so far made on the Tokyo Mutual Accountability Framework during a meeting held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.



    Health

    Key partners assure MoPH of long-term support

    KABUL (PAN): Germany, Canada and USAID on Monday signed three partnership protocols with the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) on long-term support.



    Business & Economics

    Intellectuals explore uplift opportunities

    KABUL (PAN): More than a hundred intellectuals gathered at the first Fulbright Alumni Conference in Kabul on Thursday to explore challenges and opportunities during the decade of development from 2014 to 24.