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    Call for action: Afghan provincial CSOs want more accountability

    Kabul, Afghanistan, November 13, 2014 - Integrity Watch Afghanistan, in its role as a watchdog on the government, today released a policy brief making recommendations on how to improve aid effectiveness, at a summit attended by civil society organizations and civil society groups from across Afghanistan.


    UN asked to present full report on Afghan activities

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai on Wednesday asked the United Nations (UN) to present a complete report about recent elections and all its activities in Afghanistan.


    1,400 drug smugglers arrested this year: official

    KABUL (Pajhwok): More than 1,400 drug smugglers have been arrested during the ongoing solar year that ends on March 21, the Ministry of Interior said on Wednesday.

    Governance,Security and Crime

    Poppy, opium harvest up again: new survey

    KABUL (Pajhwok):  Poppy cultivation rose by seven percent and opium production by 17 percent in Afghanistan this year, a new survey released on Wednesday said.


    MPs seek briefing on Pakistani officials’ visits

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Wolesi Jirga members on Wednesday asked the government to brief them on recent visits by senior Pakistani officials to Afghanistan.


    Abdullah, Gen. Campbell meet again

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah Abdullah and NATO top commander in Afghanistan Gen. John Francis Campbell on Wednesday held talks on various issues of mutual interest, the CEO office said.


    Historic chance to reset Afghan-Pak ties: US

    KABUL (Pajhwok): With Afghan President Ashraf Ghani due to visit Islamabad this weekend, the US Ambassador to Pakistan on Wednesday said the neighbouring countries had a historic chance to reset their long-fraught ties.

    Governance,Security and Crime,Business & Economics

    5 more accused in Kabul Bank case detained

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Another five accused in the Kabul Bank scandal have been arrested by the Interior Ministry’s anti-crime police following a court verdict in the case.

    Governance,Security and Crime,Business & Economics

    Kabul Bank scandal: Court triples jail sentences

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The court of appeal on Tuesday tripled the jail sentences of two former Kabul Bank heads to 10 years at the end of a re-opened case into the bank's collapse, ordering assets of Mahmoud Karzai to be frozen.

    Governance,Security and Crime

    Daudzai announces plans to strengthen police

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Acting Interior Minister Mohammad Omar Daudzai on Tuesday announced two five-year plans for strengthening the Afghan police.