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    5 rapists due to walk to the gallows on Wednesday

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A Ministry of Interior (MoI) official on Tuesday said five of the seven men convicted in the Paghman gang rape case were due to be sent to the gallows tomorrow (Wednesday).


    All governors to work in acting capacity

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Dr. Ashraf Ghani on Thursday directed all provincial governors to serve in acting capacity until their replacements were announced.


    Prez wants ring road built in 9 months

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai has directed the authorities concerned to complete the mega “ring road’ project within the next nine months, an official said on Thursday.


    Noor to respect replacement orders

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Acting governor of northern Balkh province Atta Mohammad Noor called on President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai at the President Palace on Thursday, a statement said.

    Security and Crime

    Arrest warrants out for Kabul Bank defaulters

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Attorney-General Office (AGO) on Thursday ordered the arrest of all 19 defaulters of the now defunct Kabul Bank. The defaulters were earlier released on bail.


    Benchmarks to be set for governors’ appointments

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai on Wednesday stressed the need for permanent budgets for provinces and the appointment of qualified individuals as governor.

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    Wolesi Jirga members divided on BSA

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Some Wolesi Jirga -- lower house of parliament -- members on Wednesday backed and others vehemently opposed the signing of a long-awaited security pact with the United States.


    Pidram to cobble together opposition alliance

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Abdul Latif Pidram, head of the National Congress Party (NCP), criticised the unity government on Wednesday, pledging to cobble together an opposition alliance.


    Zakhilwal named economic advisor

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai has appointed former finance minister Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal as acting finance minister and his advisor on economic affairs, the Cabinet Secretariat said on Tuesday.


    Senate urges govt to pursue peace

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Welcoming the peaceful transfer of power, the Meshrano Jirga --- upper house of parliament --- on Tuesday urged the new government to pay greater attention to bringing peace and strengthening security.