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    Russia faults global effort to combat Afghan drugs

    MOSCOW (Pajhwok): Russia’s Federal Service for the Control of Narcotics has voiced serious concern over the growth of drugs in Afghanistan, saying Kabul and the international community have failed to deal with the challenge.


    Aziz due in Kabul to invite Ahmadzai

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Pakistan Prime Minister’s Advisor on Foreign Affairs and National Security Sartaj Aziz is due in Kabul on Sunday to invite President Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai to visit Islamabad.


    Ankara, Kabul ink strategic cooperation pact

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Turkey and Afghanistan on Saturday signed a strategic cooperation agreement, paving the ground for more robust trade and investment links between the two countries.


    NSC orders disarming of gunmen in Kunduz

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The National Security Council, stressing improvement in the administrative structure of the Afghan National Army (ANA) and police, has ordered the creation of coordination centre in southern Helmand province.

    Business & Economics

    Firewood prices up as winter approaches

    KABUL (Pajhwok): With the advent of winter, prices of firewood jumped in the capital Kabul during the outgoing week, market sources said on Thursday.


    Senior Haqqani Network leaders detained

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Two senior Haqqani Network leaders have been detained by intelligence operatives in southeastern Afghanistan, the National Directorate of Security (NDS) claimed on Thursday. 


    Over 6,000 regained eyesight, says MoPH

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) said on Thursday more than 89,000 patients had been treated, with over 6,000 regaining their eyesight during the past four years.

    Business & Economics

    Defaulters to be dealt with sternly: DABS

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The power utility on Wednesday issued a stern warning to consumers over defaulting on electricity bills, saying those failing to pay arrears would be deprived of the facility in winter.


    MPs urge Ahmadzai to prioritise security

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Expressing deep concerns about recent security incidents in the country, some Wolesi Jirga members on Wednesday asked the president to give strengthening security a priority.


    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.