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    Tonnes of explosives seized in Helmand

    KABUL (PAN): Intelligence operatives detained four people on charges of abduction, transporting explosives and having links to insurgency in southern Helmand province, the spy service in Kabul said on Sunday.

    Security and Crime

    Air force needs urgent makeover: MoD

    KABUL CITY (PAN): The Defense Ministry raised concerns over the country’s air force capabilities, saying that 15 transportation airplanes given by the United States were obsolete and could not be used, the president office said in a statement.


    May consider Taliban's reasonable conditions: Fahim

    KABUL CITY (PAN): Afghanistan’s first vice president on Sunday said that government was ready to meet Taliban's reasonable conditions, but the leader of the National Front described the Taliban as a terrorist group and killers of Jihadi leaders. 


    Senate endorses Martyrs Day

    KABUL (PAN): Meshrano Jirga (the Senate) on Sunday has also endorsed September 9 as National Hero Shaheed Ahmad Shah and Martyrs Day -- commemorating it with a public holiday.


    Ministry to create polio vaccination teams

    KABUL (PAN): The Public Health Minister on Saturday said the ministry has plans to create permanent polio vaccination teams in volatile provinces to tackle the health woe among the population.

    Security and Crime

    Charity body asks MoD to return its land

    KABUL (PAN): A charity organistaion on Saturday accused the Ministry of Defence (MoD) of grabbing 58.5 acres of land belonging to the organistaion’s founder, the late Majeed Zabuli.


    Miliband held talks with Karzai in Kabul

    KABUL (PAN): Edward Miliband, leader of the opposition in British parliament, held talks with President Hamid Karzai at the presidential palace on Saturday.

    Security and Crime

    3 policemen jailed for misleading court

    KABUL CITY (PAN): Three policemen of the 9th police district in Kabul were sentenced from one to five years in jail for misleading a court in an alcohol smuggler’s arrest case, the Criminal Justice Task Force (CJTF) said on Saturday.

    Business & Economics

    Small-value notes valid: Central bank

    KABUL (PAN): Da Afghanistan Bank, the central bank, on Saturday rejected romours that it had declared low-denomination banknotes as invalid.


    Strategic pacts pose no threat to neighbours: Karzai

    KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai on Friday once again assuaged neighbouring countries’ concerns over strategic agreements Afghanistan had signed with foreign countries, insisting the accords posed no threat to any country, including Iran.