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    Governance,Business & Economics

    Zakhilwal inaugurates new audit, accounts depart

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Acting Finance Minister Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal inaugurated a new audit and accounts department in the Ministry of Finance on Sunday.


    Zakhilwal, ex-Kabul governor deny bank loans

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The acting finance minister and a former Kabul governor on Tuesday rejected allegations that they had illegally obtained loans from the former Kabul Bank, saying they were ready to defend themselves.


    New plan for mega road project developed

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A new technical plan has been developed for the construction of an ambitious ring road after one of contractors was found lacking the required skills and experience, the acting minister of public works informed lawmakers on Sunday.


    Kabul looks to Delhi for security assistance

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Interior Minister Mohammed Umer Daudzai has sought security assistance from India, which he hailed as Afghanistan’s all-weather and time-tested friend.


    Daudzai wants neighbours to push peace bid

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Interior Minister Umar Daudzai has acknowledged the government’s inability to dismantle the Taliban movement, saying the insurgents hide in their hideouts across the Durand Line in Pakistan.


    Number of Afghans in Canada surges

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Canada's Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander on Sunday said the number of Afghan immigrants to the country had increased to 2,000 a year.

    Women,Business & Economics

    Minister decries costly wedding parties

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Huge spending on dowry and mourning ceremonies have forced many families into sending their sons abroad or indulging into hard work to bear the costs, participants of a conference said on Tuesday.


    FM to leave for Azerbaijan next month

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Foreign Minister Zarar Ahmad Usmani is likely to leave for Azerbaijan next month while President Hamid Karzai is also scheduled to Baku to meet his counterpart in April, an official told an Azeri Press Agency (APA) on Thursday.

    Security and Crime

    Efforts for peace talks to continue: Daudzai

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Interior Minister Mohammad Omar Daudzai on Wednesday said efforts to revive the stalled peace talks with the Taliban would continue whether or not the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) was signed.

    Security and Crime,Business & Economics

    Insecurity hinders telecom development: Sangin

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Telecommunications and Information Technology (MCIT) on Sunday said the bilateral security agreement (BSA) with the US would help overcome insecurity that continued to pose a big challenge to bringing about improvement in the telecom sector.