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    Pakistan offers Afghan students 600 scholarships

    KABUL (PAN): The Government of Pakistan has offered Afghan students 600 scholarships for the academic year 2012-2013 to study in different disciplines in Pakistan’s prominent educational institutions, professional colleges and universities.  



    Security and Crime

    649 drug traffickers held in past 3 months: MoI

    KABUL (PAN): Ten foreigners were among 649 drug traffickers detained and 21 heroin processing factories destroyed by security forces since March this year, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) said on Thursday.



    Governance

    Political rivals debate over peace in Japan

    KABUL CITY (PAN): The Afghanistan government once again urged the Taliban to come to the negotiating table, but the movement refused to talk until foreign troops withdraw from the country, officials said on Thursday.



    Business & Economics

    Prices of major food items decline in Kabul

    KABUL (PAN): Prices of Iranian gold and some food commodities edged down during the outgoing week in Kabul, retailers said on Thursday.



    Education

    Japan’s scholarships for Afghan students

    KABUL (PAN): Japan has pledged to grant 500 scholarships to Afghan students who wish to pursue higher education in various educational fields in the country, the Presidential Palace said on Thursday.



    Governance

    Afghanistan, Norway to sign strategic pact

     KABUL (PAN): Afghanistan would sign a long-term strategic cooperation agreement with Norway in September this year to bolster ties with the Nordic nation.



    Security and Crime

    Forces ready to enforce president’s order: MoD

    KABUL (PAN): The Ministry of Defence (MoD) on Wednesday said the Afghan security forces are ready to enforce president’s order against Pakistan.



    Education

    Efforts on to encourage female education: Wardak

    KABUL CITY (PAN): Education Minister Ghulam Farooq Wardak, citing various factors behind low literacy rate among females in the country, on Tuesday said his ministry planned to encourage families into sending their daughters to schools.



    Business & Economics

    Pakistan to resolve bank guarantee issue: Shinwari

    KABUL (PAN): Pakistan has agreed not to seek bank guarantee from Afghan importers for their goods landing in the port city of Karachi, enroute to the landlocked country, Afghan deputy Commerce and Industries Minister Muzammil Shinwari said on Tuesday.



    Security and Crime

    Kabul protestors demand land from municipality

    KABUL (PAN): Nearly 200 people on Tuesday staged a protest in front of the municipality and accused the department of corruption and land grabbing.