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    Education

    Greater focus on education quality: Nang

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A senior Ministry of Education (MoE) official on Saturday said most resources have been diverted to improving education quality and increasing enrollment in schools.



    Governance,Interviews

    Gilani suggests parleys with insurgents

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Hezb-i-Mahaz-i-Milli Islami leader Syed Hamid Gilani on Saturday suggested the armed opposition should also be included in the national unity process.



    Governance

    Cabinet approves draft annual budget

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Cabinet has approved the draft annual budget for the Afghan calendar fiscal year 1394, which begins on March 22, with a total outlay of 422 billion afghanis -- showing a 10.4 billion afs deficit.



    Governance,Education

    Closing the book on culture

    The Taliban have once again made their influence felt in Afghan schools, this time objecting to a book called 'Culture' on the Afghan curriculum.



    Security and Crime,Culture

    Students rally against profane article

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Hundreds of university students on Saturday rallied against a blasphemous article published in a Kabul-based newspaper, asking relevant organs to award harsh punishment to the perpetrators.



    Culture

    Action sought over blasphemous article

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Scores of residents protested on Friday against the publication of a blasphemous article in a Kabul-based newspaper.  



    Governance

    Rashed appointed as acting chief justice

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai appointed Abdur Rasheed Rashed as new chief justice on Thursday, replacing Abdul Salam Azimi.



    Sports

    Squads named for UAE, Kuwait tours

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan on Thursday named a 19-member cricket squad for the UAE tour ahead of the ICC World Cup, scheduled to begin in Australia and New Zealand in February next year.



    Governance

    Ahmadzai asks ex-VP to support new govt

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai on Thursday praised former vice-president Karim Khalili’s efforts at strengthening democracy, peace and reconstruction.



    Governance

    Kabul meeting confers on Istanbul Conference agenda

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghan officials and foreign diplomats on Thursday met in Kabul ahead of the fourth Foreign Ministerial Istanbul Conference to be held in China later this month.