Latest News



    Balkhi square being built in Kabul

    KABUL (PAN): Construction work on a square to be named after scientist and historian Hakim Nasir Khasraw Balkhi was launched in the capital Kabul on Wednesday.


    Kabul schools operating in rented buildings

    KABUL (PAN): About a hundred schools in the capital Kabul are operating in hired buildings, with the Ministry of Education paying 16 million afghanis in rent annually, an official said on Wednesday.

    Security and Crime

    Daily Security Brief: October 19, 2011

     JAWZJAN: Two militant groups joined the government's peace process in northern Jawzjan province, officials said on Wednesday.

    Operating in Faizabad district, the fighters surrendered as a result of efforts by their group leaders, Mullah Borhan and Mullah Mohammad Nabi.


    Hundreds of clerics take test for certificates

    KABUL (PAN): Around 400 religious scholars on Wednesday sat a competency examination for certificates from the Ministry of Education, an official said.


    Clampdown on spurious drugs stressed

    KABUL (PAN):  Some people and healthcare experts have asked the government to harshly punish dealers in and importers of expired and substandard medicines.

    Security and Crime

    Push launched against Haqqanis in border areas (Video)

    KABUL, Oct 18, 2011: An operation involving Afghan and ... (read more)


    China pledges 50 ambulances

    KABUL (PAN): China will donate 50 ambulances and some medical equipment to the Afghanistan's public health ministry, a minister said on Tuesday.

    Business & Economics

    India to deliver 1,000 buses soon: Najafi

    KABUL (PAN): India would soon deliver a thousand public transport buses to Afghanistan, the acting transport and aviation minister announced on Tuesday, amid public complaints about a shortage of vehicles in the capital Kabul.


    Barakzai on verge of death, says brother

    KABUL (PAN): Ousted woman lawmaker Samin Barakzai, who entered the 17th day of hunger strike against her removal from the Wolesi Jirga, is unable to speak, her brother said on Tuesday.


    MPs accused of having ties to armed groups

    KABUL (PAN): Lawmakers from eastern Nangarhar province on Tuesday accused some of their colleagues and former jihadi leaders of having links with illegal armed groups blamed for insecurity and corruption.