5th Afghan-Turk trade fair kicks off in Kabul

By Akhtar M.Nikzad-KABUL: Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) and Afghan-Turkish Industrialists & Traders Association (ATSIAD)jointly organized the 5th Afghan–Turk International Expo here in Kabul on Tuesday. The exhibition would be open to visitors for four days. The exhibition aims to boost trade ties between the two countries, finding …

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1,250kg opium, 900kg hashish recovered in Kandahar

AT-KABUL: Police recovered 1,250 kilograms of opium and 900 kilograms of hashish in a special operation in southern Kandahar province. A press statement issued by the Ministry of Interior (MoI) said that police conducted operation Shah Walikot district of the province. The statement said that the ministry is committed to …

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Education, counternarcotic officers of Badghis held for duty dereliction

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: The Attorney General Office (AGO) arrested counternarcotics and education officials of western Badghis province for alleged negligence of duty, said an official source. MirwaisMirzakwal, spokesman for the provincial governor office, a commission comprised of the AGO and National Directorate of Security (NDS) has visited the province to …

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Ulumi directs transparency, accountability in MoI

AT-KABUL: The Minister of Interior Noor-ul-HaqUlumi on Tuesday that he will leave no stone unturned to establish and improve accountability and transparency in the ministry. According to a press release issue by the Ministry of Interior (MoI), Ulumi told a seminar that capacity and skills of police have increased than …

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“Militants recruit ‘jobless youth’ in Badakhshan”

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: Local officials in Badakhshan have said that foreign and local militants are recruiting ‘jobless youth’ in the northeastern province. More than 400 foreign and local militants are fighting against security forces in parts of the province, including Jurm district, said Gul Mohammad Bidar, the provincial deputy governor. …

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16 cabinet ministers sworn in

KABUL: Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday officiated at the swearing in ceremony of 16 new cabinet ministers who recently won votes of confidence from the Lower House of Parliament. Senior officials including 1st Vice-President General Abdul Rashid Dostum, the 2nd Vice-President Mohammad Sarwar Danesh, Government Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah …

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2 dead, 14 wounded in Kandahar blast

KABUL:  A powerful blast inside a police station in Kandahar city today morning killed two people and wounded 14 others, officials said. The official who wished to go unnamed said police were transporting explosives when exploded in Mirwais area on the outskirts of 8th police district, which also left 14 …

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