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    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.


    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.


    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.


    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.

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    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.


    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.  


    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.


    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.


    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.


    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.