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    Hamid Karzai


    President orders probe into low-quality oil imports

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Hamid Karzai has directed authorities concerned to investigate how low-quality petroleum products reached Afghanistan and take stringent preventive measures in this regard.


    Karzai to attend Winter Olympic ceremony in Russia

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Hamid Karzai will visit Russia in the near future to attend the opening ceremony for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, his office said on Thursday.


    Americans free to exit Afghanistan: Karzai

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Hamid Karzai on Saturday reiterated his stance on signing the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) with the United States, saying substantive negotiations with the Taliban were essential for peace.


    Next govt should preserve media gains: Karzai

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Lauding media role in promoting national unity, President Hamid Karzai said on Tuesday the next government should leave no stone unturned to ensure the right to freedom of speech and media independence were preserved.


    Pakistan asked for joint war on terror

    KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai on Thursday said that the issue of Kabul-Islamabad mistrust could be addressed by an effective joint struggle against the menace of terrorism and extremism.


    Karzai sticks to his guns on security pact

    NEW DELHI: Amid growing wrangle with the US over signing of the bilateral security agreement (BSA), President Hamid Karzai has ruled out being “intimidated” or coerced into signing the vital pact.


    Karzai to attend Mandela burial ceremony

     KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai is scheduled to leave neighboring Iran for South Africa to attend the burial ceremony of the late Nelson Mandela, the foreign ministry said in a statement on Monday.


    Karzai in Iran amid security deal row with US

    KABUL (PAN): At the head of a high-level delegation, President Hamid Karzai on Sunday landed in Tehran for a one-day state visit to hold talks with Iranian leadership on issues of mutual interest amid a row with the US over a security accord.

    Security and Crime

    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


    Karzai vehemently condemns attack on Tokhi

    KABUL (PAN): Condemning the suicide attack on MP Hamidullah Tokhi, President Hamid Karzai said posing as a guest and then carrying out a suicide attack was against the established norms and tradition of Afghanistan.