Traders slam govt for overlooking economic issues

By Abdul Zuhoor Qayomi-KABUL: Insecurity, frequent political turbulences, withdrawal of foreign security forces, disappointing attitude of the government are counted as major factors for slow economic growth in the country. A government which is mostly run by donations has only one option to free itself from foreign influence and that …

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Pakistan says Afghanistan to get only SAFTA-based incentives

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: Pakistani Federal Minister for Commerce and Industries said that facilities and incentives would be provided to Afghanistan under the South Asian Free Trade Agreement (SAFTA) aimed at increasing trade activities between the two neighboring countries. In a meeting with office-bearers of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chamber of Commerce …

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Decision on Afghan mission soon: New Zealand

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: New Zealand is seemed confused over the Afghan mandate mission, because its defense ministry has not finalized the future course of actions and assistance. New Zealand’s defense ministry said that it would make a decision very soon about presence of the country’s security personnel in Afghanistan as …

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4 dead in Nangarhar suicide attack on NATO convoy

AT-Kabul: Four persons were killed and 12 others all civilians wounded when a suicide bomber rammed his explosive-laden car into foreign forces’ convoy in Jalalabad city, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, on Friday, a security official said. Hazrat Husain Mashriqiwal, spokesman for Police told Afghanistan Times the attack was …

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Embracing study culture

Since the fall of the Taliban, there is a never ending series of debate over how to develop Afghanistan—a war-ravaged country, that bleed since 1979. Many think economy is crucial for uplift of the nation while a significant number of people believes that improvement of law and order is vital …

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