Kidnappers’ ringleader held in Kabul: NDS

KABUL: The National Directorate of Security (NDS) on Tuesday arrested ringleader of a notorious group from the 10th police district of capital Kabul. A statement from the spy network said that Gran Aqa was detained red-handed when he was planning to kidnap a leading businessman. Aqa is the resident of …

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2 civilians gunned down in Kabul

KABUL: Two civilians were gunned down on Tuesday morning on the outskirts of 11th police district of capital Kabul, an official said. Brig. Gen. Humayun Aini, a senior official in the Ministry of Interior (MoI), told Pajhwok Afghan News the incident took place at 9:00am in front of Omar Farooq …

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Fuel contract scam a national betrayal

This is a biggest scam, similar to the Kabul Bank scam. The scam is about US$200 million in defense contracts. The trials are going on. Irregularities have been reported. But none has been put behind the bars. Irregularities? Yes. Is it a crime? Yes. Then why they are roaming free, …

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“All parties optimistic about peace negotiations”

AT-KABUL: Amidst the Afghan government’s efforts to bring the Taliban militants to the table of negotiations and ensure lasting peace in the country, Government Media Information Center (GMIC) on Monday said now is the time to use the present opportunities and situation for making the peace dream real. “It seems …

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Counternarcotic efforts govt’s top priority: Abdullah

AT-KABUL: Terming poppy cultivation and drug smuggling as main hurdles for the government, Chief Executive Officer, Abdullah Abdullah, on Monday criticized top authorities for turning their back on counter-narcotics efforts in past years. Abdullah told the Council of Ministers (CoM) session that poppy cultivation and drug trafficking will increase insecurity …

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Students stage protest for release of 31 passengers

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: Students of different universities in Kabul staged a protest for release of 31 kidnapped passengers on Tuesday. The protestors accused the government of turning its blind eye to the issue. A group of unknown gunmen kidnapped 31 passengers of Hazara ethnicity on Kabul-Kandahar highway in Shajoi district …

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Campaign launched to garner public support for Paktia University

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: Residents launched a week-long campaign on Monday to muster up public support for Paktia University. Sher Muhammad Rawan, the chancellor of the university, said that they several times urged the government to resolve the challenges that they face at the university campus, but it is yet to …

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Pakistani delegation to arrive in Kabul today: MoFA

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: A Pakistani delegation led by the Chief Minister (CM) of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province will arrive Kabul today (on Tuesday), said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA). Ahmad Shekib Mustaghni, a spokesman for the MoFA, told Radio Azadi that the delegation will hold meetings with President Ashraf Ghani, …

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KBZAN distributes Relief items in Nimroz

AT-KABUL: In a series of its humanitarian and development assistance programs in Afghanistan, Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan (KBZAN) foundation under supervision of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Embassy in Kabul provided relief items to the poverty-stricken residents of southwestern Nimroz province. A press statement issued by the UAE Embassy …

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