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    Nationality part not excised from cards: Khan

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Deputy Chief Executive Eng. Muhammad Khan said on Wednesday the word “Afghan” had not been excluded from computerised national identity cards. Instead it is kept in the supporting database.


    More investment in midwifery stressed

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A four-fold increase in investment in midwifery is necessary over the next 15 years to meet 60 percent of the needs for maternal and reproductive health services, the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) said on Wednesday.


    Unity govt committed to lasting peace: Abdullah

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah Abdullah on Tuesday said the national unity government was committed to establishing lasting peace in the country and carefully moving ahead in this regard.

    Security and Crime

    No need for NATO's combat role after 2104: MoI

    KABUL (Pajhwok): NATO’s civilian spokesman Christopher Chambers said on Tuesday Afghan security forces had the capability of beating back the insurgency without combat support from the coalition after 2014.


    Mehsud transfer an illegal act: Spanta

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A former national security advisor on Tuesday slammed a top Pakistani militant commander’s handover to Islamabad as action against Afghanistan’s sovereignty.


    Afghanistan finish 3rd in handball event

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan finished third and won a bronze medal in the International Handball Federation Challenge Trophy in neighbouring Pakistan.

    Security and Crime

    Gains in Afghanistan to be sustained: Hagel

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The US secretary of defence, Chuck Hagel, has said the gains achieved during the last 13 years in Afghanistan would be sustained.

    Security and Crime

    Bid to smuggle missiles to Pakistan foiled: NDS

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghan intelligence service on Monday claimed thwarting an attempt to smuggle to Pakistan anti-aircraft missiles that had been sold by the Haqqani network.


    Civil society members seek asylum in London

    KABUL (Kabul): Senate members claimed on Sunday that some civil society members who had travelled to London to attend the recently held conference had not yet returned home.

    Security and Crime,Health

    Insecurity, shrinking funds hit health services

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Deputy Public Health Minister Dr. Ahmad Jan Naeem on Sunday said insecurity and lack of budget remained key challenges being faced by health workers in the country.