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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

    Accidents & Disasters

    Kabul blaze death toll mounts to 11 (Video)

    KABUL (PAN): Eleven people were killed and nearly 155 others injured when gas cylinders

    Security and Crime

    Uruzgan elders voice support for govt

    TIRINKOT (PAN): Nearly 500 tribal elders and residents on Saturday made a courtesy call on Governor Amir Mohammad Akhunzada in central Uruzgan province, to declare their support for the government against insurgents in their areas.

    Business & Economics

    Bids for oil, gas extraction to be called on March 7

    KABUL (PAN): A bidding process for oil and gas extraction in the 31000 square kilometres Afghan-Tajik basin in the northeast would start on March 7, an official said on Saturday.

    Business & Economics

    Wrong competition sends fuel prices soaring: Ahadi

    KABUL (PAN): The commerce and industries minister on Thursday said wrong competitions among Afghan traders in bidding for fuel imports from Turkmenistan have sent prices soaring in Afghanistan. 

    Business & Economics

    Private firms issued fuel import licences

    KABUL (PAN): The Ministry of Commerce and Industries had issued fuel import licences to some private firms to meet public demand and stem the influx of substandard supplies to the market, a Cabinet minister said on Wednesday. 

    Business & Economics

    Kabul receives 1,000 tonnes of diesel from Russia

    KABUL (PAN): Of the total 5,000 tonnes of diesel purchased from Russia, 1,000 tonnes have reached Kabul, an official said Monday. The rate of one litre of diesel has been fixed at 60 afghanis at government-run filling stations.

    Business & Economics

    Afghanistan to become self-sufficient in fuel by 2015

    KABUL (PAN): Mines Minister Wahidullah Shahrani on Sunday said Afghanistan would not only become self-sufficient in fuel production, but would also export it to other countries by 2015.

    Business & Economics

    50,000 tonnes of fuel to be imported from Turkmenistan

    KABUL (PAN): Afghanistan would import 50,000 tonnes of fuel from neighbouring Turkmenistan in the near future, the minister of commerce and industries said on Tuesday.