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    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.


    Kabul gathering pays tribute to Malala

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Praising Pakistani girls’ education campaigner Malala Yousafzai, literary figures and civil society activists on Monday said Afghan officials should attend the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony slated for Dec. 10 in Oslo.


    Ghani renews pledge to enforce laws on powerful

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai on Sunday said he was strongly determined to enforce laws on powerful individuals, vowing equal rights for the Afghans.


    Many replaced at Presidential Palace

    KABUL (Pajhwok): At least three deputy directors and around 20 heads of different sections of the Administrative Affairs Office of the Presidential Palace have been replaced, reliable sources said on Sunday.


    Shamameh, the new art gallery in Kabul

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A contemporary art gallery "Shamameh" has been inaugurated in the capital Kabul on Sunday in a bid to introduce young artists in the field and lift their moral.