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    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.


    Our soil won’t be used against anyone: CEO

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Chief Executive Officer Dr. Abdullah Abdullah on Tuesday promised the new government would not allow the use of Afghanistan’s soil against anyone. 

    Business & Economics

    Buyers fill cattle markets amid high prices

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Cattle markets in various parts of the central capital have witnessed a surge in the number of buyers amid complaints about high prices of sacrificial animals ahead of the religious festival Eidul Adha.


    BSA to be signed tomorrow: Obama aide

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A senior adviser to US President Barack Obama said on Monday the long-delayed Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) would be signed between Kabul and Washington on Tuesday.


    Iran praises Karzai for his stable foreign policy

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Iran on Monday paid tributes to outgoing Afghan President Hamid Karzai for maintaining an independent and stable foreign policy and good relations with neighbouring countries during his 13 years reign.

    Security and Crime

    28 lives lost on power transfer day

    KABUL (Pajhwok): On the oath-taking day on Monday, at least 28 people lost their lives and around 30 were injured in various terrorist acts in across the country, officials said.