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    Hajj flight operation to end on Thursday

    KABUL (PAJHWOK): Around 23,000 people have been transported to Saudi Arabia and more than 1,000 others would be shifted by the weekend for performing Hajj, the deputy minister said on Monday.


    NSC orders key projects’ security enhanced

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The National Security Council (NSC) on Sunday directed the authorities concerned to adopt strict security measures for the protection of key national development projects, the President Palace said.


    Park to be built at tallest flag site

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Hamid Karzai on Sunday directed officials concerned to construct a modern park at the site where the tallest national flag has been hoisted on a hill in the Wazir Akbar Khan district of Kabul.


    Bulgaria waves off Afghanistan loan

     KABUL (Pajhwok): Bulgaria has waved off 42 million dollars of over $50 million loan it has granted Afghanistan, the Finance Ministry said on Sunday.


    Senators optimistic about unity govt pact

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A number of lawmakers on Sunday voiced optimism that the agreement between the feuding presidential runners would help address the challenges facing Afghanistan.


    Entry test for night-shift students on 26th

    KABUL (Pajhwok): As many as 10,000 new students would find their way to night-shift classes at the Kabul University as a result of an entry test scheduled for September 26, officials said on Sunday.  


    Jihad an honour for Afghanistan: Sayyaf

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Former jihadi leader Prof. Abdul Rab Rassoul Sayyaf on Saturday claimed some circles were out to isolate mujahideen (freedom fighters), but they would not succeed in their nefarious designs.


    Civil society urges sustained peace efforts

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A civil society organisation -- Action Foundation -- urged the future government on Saturday to launch meaningful negotiations with rebels and eliminate anti-peace elements.


    Govt has failed to probe serial killings: Rabbani

    KABUL/FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): The High Peace Council (HPC) chief on Saturday said the nation would not have lost key leaders if the government had paid serious attention to thwarting assassination plots over the past 13 years.


    Jihadi, state leaders to meet candidates tomorrow

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Former jihadi figures and leaderships of the three pillars of the state would be meeting the two feuding presidential candidates on Friday in a bid to end the political impasse that has paralysed the country.