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    Pajhwok Afghan News Sms Alert


    Security and Crime

    Slain journalist’s son discharged from hospital

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The only surviving child of slain Afghan journalist Sardar Ahmad has been discharged from hospital, a media report said on Friday.


    HPC concerned about Mutasim’s disappearance

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Concerned over the disappearance of a veteran Taliban leader, Agha Jan Mutasim, in the UAE, the High Peace Council (HPC) on Thursday said hidden and unhidden hands had always been there to sabotage the Afghan peace process when a breakthrough was expected.

    Business & Economics

    ABD pledges $400m to stimulate Afghan growth

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan economic growth sharply tumbled in 2013, amid a 9.7 percent hike in food prices, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) said on Wednesday, promising long-term support to the war-battered nation. 

    Security and Crime

    Police officer who shot female MP detained

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A security official, who shot and injured a female lawmaker in the capital Kabul last night, has been arrested, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) said on Wednesday.


    Thousands seek end to violence against women

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Thousands of people from different provinces held a gathering on Tuesday demanding immediate end to violence against women and punishment for perpetrators of the crime against women folk.


    MPs ask govt to find Mutasim’s whereabouts

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A number of senators on Tuesday asked the government to intensify efforts at knowing the fate of a veteran Taliban leader Agha Jan Mutasim, who has been missing in the UAE.


    Afghanistan clinch 7 medals in Judo C’ship

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan finished fourth and clinched seven medals, including three silver and four bronze, in the just-concluded 7th South Asian Judo Championships in Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal.


    Kabul urges UAE to determine Mutasim's fate

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Monday called on the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to shed light on the fate of veteran Taliban leader Mutasim Agha Jan, who has reportedly been put under house arrest in the gulf country.

    Security and Crime

    NDS claims arresting suicide bomber

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The National Directorate of Secuirty (NDS) on Monday claimed arresting a would-be suicide bomber in central Uruzgan province on Monday.


    Joint Afghan-Turk exhibition due in Kabul

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A joint four-day Afghan- Turkish exhibition showcasing various products will be held in Kabul on Tuesday, an official said.