98pc of Paktika girls deprived of education: Official

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: Amidst celebration of the International Women’s Day and the claims that more facilities had been provided for women in the country, officials in eastern Paktika province said Sunday that majority of girls were deprived of education in the province. Khama Press quoted the provincial women’s affairs director, …

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Wolesi Jirga elects 1st deputy speaker, deputy secretary

AT-KABUL: The Wolesi Jirga, the parliament, on Sunday elected Zahir Qadir and Irfanullah Irfan as the first deputy speaker and deputy speaker respectively, but the candidates for second deputy speaker and secretary failed to gain the needed votes for the slots. As per Article 87 of the Constitution, the parliament …

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MoI eyes recruiting more women in police lines

AT-KABUL: Celebrating the International Women’s Day, the interior minister, Noor-ul-Haq Ulumi, said Sunday that Afghanistan was in the need of increasing the number of policewomen thus the ministry was keen to surge number of women in police lines. He told a session in Kabul that the ministry was struggling to …

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Taliban to get 30% share in Afghan govt: Report

KABUL: During the widely-reported peace talks, the Afghan government would offer Taliban with a 30 per cent share in the cabinet and in three provinces, Pakistani media reports on Sunday. The Express newspaper report said that the discussions over peace talks were underway between Afghan government and the Taliban and …

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Salang Highway reopens for traffic

KABUL: After a 30-hour closure due to heavy snowfall, the vital Salang Highway has been reopened to traffic, officials in central Parwan province said on Sunday. Lt. Gen. Mohammad Rajab, the highway maintenance head, told Pajhwok Afghan News the highway was reopened after hectic efforts at around 5:00 pm. Snowfall, …

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Afghan pilot receives courage award

Captain Niloofar Rahmani, the first female fixed-wing Afghan Air Force pilot in nation’s history, on Friday was presented with the prestigious International Women of Courage award for the year 2015. Rahmani along with nine others from various parts of the world, including Tabassum Adnan, founder, Khwendo Jirga from Swat, received …

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Woes of inmates

There are immense problems the government has to deal with. For many there would be zero chance of improvement in the situation on ground. However, there is a ray of hope that the nation should gaze at to move forward with zeal and enthusiasm. Decision of the chief executive officer …

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