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    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.


    Cabinet, top court nominees win trust vote

    KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai’s five choices for Cabinet and two for Supreme Court High Council slots won a vote of confidence from the Wolesi Jirga on Wednesday.

    Security and Crime

    1 policeman killed, 4 injured in Helmand suicide attack

    LASHKARGAH (PAN): One policeman has been killed and four others injured when a suicide bomber targeted a police check post in Marjah district of the southern Helmand province, an official said Thur


    Anwary under fire but convinces MPs

    KABUL (PAN): Refugee and Repatriation Minister Jamahir Anwary on Saturday came under harsh criticism from some lawmakers, but managed to convince the lower house not to consider a no-confidence motion against him.


    Acting ministers win vote of confidence

    KABUL (PAN): Two acting ministers and as many other presidential picks for senior positions on Wednesday won a vote of confidence from the Wolesi Jirga, or lower house of the parliament.

    Security and Crime

    Mohammadi upbeat about security transition

    BRUSSELS (PAN): The security transition process, when completed, would have a positive effect on the protection of Afghans, Defence Minister Gen. Bismillah Khan Mohammadi hoped on Thursday.


    Pakistan to help combat terror, hopes Rassoul

    KABUL (PAN): Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr. Zalmai Rassoul has expressed his optimism that Pakistan’s new government will help Afghanistan combat terrorism to ensure peace and progress in the two countries.