Latest News

    Pajhwok Afghan News Sms Alert


    Security and Crime

    Civilian death triggers protest in Kabul

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Dozens of residents staged a protest to condemn the killing of a civilian by police in the Pul-i-Charkhi area on the eastern outskirts of Kabul, officials said on Wednesday.


    SCA pledges $180m in aid over 4 years

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Swedish Committee for Afghanistan (SCA) would provide Kabul $180 million in aid as part of a four-year plan for health, education, rural rehabilitation and local governance, an official said on Tuesday.

    Security and Crime

    Alleged killers sentenced to death

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Two accused were awarded the death penalty by the primary court in third police district of Kabul on Tuesday, officials said.


    Karzai can ink or reject security deal: Abdullah

    KABU (Pajhwok): Presidential hopeful Dr. Abdullah Abdullah on Tuesday stressed the need for the early signing of the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA), saying President Hamid Karzai was authorised to sign or reject the deal.

    Security and Crime

    AGO orders 65 Bagram inmates freed

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Attorney General Office (AGO) has ordered the release of 65 of the 88 prisoners at the Bagram prison in central Parwan province, an official said on Tuesday.


    University entry test in Kabul on Feb 17th

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The university entry test (Kankor) is scheduled to be held in Kabul on February 17, an official of the Ministry of Higher Education said on Monday.

    Business & Economics

    Private sector hit by militancy, poor infrastructure

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) on Monday cited poor provision of infrastructure services and militancy as major challenges to the private sector.


    3 major groups pledge support to Ghani

    KABUL (PAN): Three major political parties have decided to extend support to presidential candidate Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, sources said on Saturday, a day before the election campaign kicks off.

    Security and Crime

    Graft called more dangerous than militancy

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Kabul Police Academy commander on Saturday asked the government to keep sustained focus on combating corruption, calling the scourge more dangerous than militancy.


    UK to help evaluate Afghan education system

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The United Kingdom has promised to cooperate with Afghanistan in educating its girls and evaluating the education system, an official said on Friday.