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    Ghalib remembered at Presidential Palace

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Hamid Karzai and high-ranking government officials on Sunday paid homage to late justice minister Habibullah Ghalib at the Presidential Palace in Kabul.


    Senators concerned at growing insecurity

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Meshrano Jirga members on Sunday voiced their concern over the current security situation in the context of next month’s elections, asking the relevant organs to adopt stringent measures. 


    Experts fault Karzai’s stance on Crimea

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Some political analysts believe President Hamid Karzai’s overnight remarks on Crimea’s accession to the Russian Federation are aimed to assert his administration’s independence in framing its foreign policy.


    Journalist laid to rest; Taliban slated

    KABUL (Pajhwok): An Afghan reporter and his family, killed in last week’s attack on a luxury hotel here, were laid to rest in Kabul on Sunday. His relatives asked the government to stop addressing Taliban as brothers.   

    Security and Crime

    Journalists lament colleague’s death

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Supporting the call for a 15-day boycott of Taliban’s coverage, a number of media outlets on Saturday condemned the deaths of an Afghan journalist, his spouse and children in a suicide attack on a luxury hotel in Kabul.

    Security and Crime

    An eyewitness account of deadly hotel assault

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The outgoing Afghan calendar year (1392) ended on a tragic note, with a deadly suicide attack on a luxury hotel in the heart of central capital Kabul.

    Security and Crime

    55 more inmates freed from Bagram jail

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghan panel reviewing cases of Bagram prisoners in central Parwan province on Thursday released 55 more inmates, including 40 detained by British forces in southern Helmand province.


    Religious scholars vow support to Rassoul

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Demanding greater say in government’s affairs, religious scholars who gathered in Kabul on Wednesday announced support to presidential candidate Zalmai Rassoul in the April 5 polls.

    Business & Economics

    AWCC also issued with 3G licence

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) issued a Third Generation (3G) technology licence to the Afghan Wireless Communication Company (AWCC) on Wednesday.

    Security and Crime

    Govt urged to protect journalists during polls

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Concerned about growing violence against journalists, a media advocacy group on Wednesday asked the government to provide security to the community, especially during the election process.