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    Cabinet strips AGO of monitoring power

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The new Afghan government has abolished the monitoring authority of the Attorney General Office, saying the AGO supervision of the public and private organs is in conflict with the law.


    Abdullah vows to boost security organs

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dr. Abdullah Abdullah said on Wednesday removing doubts from the minds of armed forces and a clear distinction between friends and foes would help lift the morale of the security personnel.

    Security and Crime

    Drug traffickers detained at Kabul airport

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Four drug smugglers were detained at the Kabul airport while a third individual was arrested on robbery charges in the capital on Wednesday, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) said.


    Acting officials creating problems: Senators

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Some Meshrano Jirga members on Tuesday claimed acting ministers and governors were creating problems for people and asked the new government to resolve the issue at the earliest.

    Business & Economics

    2 senior Kandahar officials suspended

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Public Works on Tuesday said two department heads in southern Kandahar province had been suspended for violating a law recently approved by the Cabinet.

    Accidents & Disasters,Social

    Major roads to be kept open in winter

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Public Works (MoPW) announced on Tuesday that all roads including the busy Salang highway would be kept open in the long winter season.  

    Governance,Business & Economics

    Mining sector needs better husbandry

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Experts and economists believe the mining sector needs better management to stand on its own feet but the goal seems impossible for the new government to achieve during its five-year tenure.


    Most Kabul dwellers seek security, jobs

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Kabul residents have urged the new president to pay special attention to strengthening peace, creating jobs, solving environmental and housing problems, reveals a survey by Pajhwok Afghan News.


    Ahmadzai vows legal action against land-grabbers

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai on Monday said he had directed the authorities concerned to initiate legal action against individuals having grabbed state properties.


    MPs hail Ahmadzai’s remarks about flatterers

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Some Wolesi Jirga members on Monday hailed President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai’s resolve to implement laws on powerful individuals and his intention to stay away from obsequious persons.