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    Governance,Reconstruction

    Turkish investment to spur Afghan economy

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Experts are optimistic that the visit of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan would help attract further investment to Afghanistan and spur its war-battered economy.



    Governance

    President to Pakistan: Take practical steps for peace

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai on Sunday urged Pakistan to take practical steps for peace in Afghanistan, saying that mere assurances were not enough to achieve stability.



    Governance

    MPs to govt: Don’t dub rebels as political foes

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Some member of the upper house of parliament (Meshrano Jirga) on Sunday urged the government not to call Taliban political foes, blaming the armed rebels for killing scores of civilians.



    Security and Crime,Business & Economics

    Bank defaulters out on bail to be arrested

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Kabul police chief on Sunday said 19 of the convicts in the big-time Kabul Bank fraud case would be arrested despite being granted bail.



    Business & Economics

    Key private sector priorities identified

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Priorities identified by private sector entities that have been effective in addressing trade challenges and speeding up economic reforms would be presented to the London Conference.



    Governance

    War offers no solution to problems: Abdullah

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Chief Executive Officer Dr. Abdullah Abdullah on Sunday said those involved in militant activities and killing civilians should know that war offered no solution to problems.



    Governance

    Abdullah underlines election reforms

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dr. Abdullah Abdullah on Saturday stressed the need for reforms in the electoral system, saying the next five years offered a great chance of bringing prosperity to the country.



    Governance

    Russia faults global effort to combat Afghan drugs

    MOSCOW (Pajhwok): Russia’s Federal Service for the Control of Narcotics has voiced serious concern over the growth of drugs in Afghanistan, saying Kabul and the international community have failed to deal with the challenge.



    Governance

    Aziz due in Kabul to invite Ahmadzai

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Pakistan Prime Minister’s Advisor on Foreign Affairs and National Security Sartaj Aziz is due in Kabul on Sunday to invite President Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai to visit Islamabad.



    Governance

    Ankara, Kabul ink strategic cooperation pact

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Turkey and Afghanistan on Saturday signed a strategic cooperation agreement, paving the ground for more robust trade and investment links between the two countries.