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    Business & Economics

    DABS plans to write off $2m afs in power bills

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The power utility, Da Afghanistan Breshna Shirkat (DABS), plans to write off nearly $2 million afghanis payable by government departments and powerful individuals in arrears, an official said on Wednesday.



    Social

    20, 000 youth to get vocational training

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Technical and vocational training opportunities have been designed for nearly 20,000 people across the country, an official of the Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs, Martyrs and Disabled (MoLSMD) said on Wednesday.



    Business & Economics

    3 carpet-making firms honoured

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Commerce and Industry on Tuesday praised three Afghan carpet-manufacturing firms for their impressive show at an international exhibition in China last week.



    Governance

    8,000 people killed this year, Senate told

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Security bosses on Tuesday told the Senate that insecurity had increased this solar year due to the lingering political crisis, but Afghan forces had been able to prevent insurgents from reaching their targets.



    Governance,Reconstruction

    Work on $200m Kabul park to begin soon

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The construction of a grand park in the central capital Kabul would start in the next five months, an official said on Tuesday.



    Governance

    15m afs set aside for Ghazni attack victims

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Disaster Management Committee on Monday granted 15 million Afghanis for victims of the terrorist attack in central Ghazni province earlier this month.



    Governance

    MoI, NDS asked to curb bird hunting

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Interior and the National Directorate of Security were assigned on Monday to stop hunting of birds in all parts of Afghanistan.



    Governance

    Foreign Ministry summons Pakistani envoy

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoF) on Monday summoned Pakistan’s charge d’affaires over the Punjabi Taliban’s recent statement to limit its activities to Afghanistan.



    Security and Crime

    Paghman gang rape: Appeal court proceedings begin

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A court of appeal on Monday began an open trial of seven convicts in the Paghman gang rape case, an official said.



    Governance

    Stop using terror as policy tool, Islamabad told

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Punjabi Taliban’s announcement to fight in Afghanistan is a brazen act of interference, the National Security Council (NSC) said on Sunday, calling upon Pakistan to quit terrorism and strive for peace in the region.