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Insecurity, poor infrastructure irk industrialists

AT-KABUL: The Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) on Saturday released a report saying that deteriorating law and order condition and poor infrastructure are the key challenges that hampered economic growth and pushed local industries toward whirlwind problems in the country. Chief Executive Officer of ACCI, Attiqullah Nusrat, said …

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Work on TAPI project to kick off soon

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: It has been two years that the design of the much-awaited pipeline project—Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India (TAPI) has been completed, but the practical work on the project is still to start. The Ministry of Mines and Petroleum said that the government is committed to begin work …

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Pakistan’s role in ending terrorism vital: MoFA

AT-KABUL: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) of Afghanistan on Thursday said that cooperation of Islamabad in tackling extremism and terrorism is very important. Addressing a seminar on regional radicalization, Director General of Regional Cooperation Directorate (RCD) in the foreign ministry Roya Rahmani termed terrorism and extremism as major threat …

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Women seek due share in cabinet

KABUL: The Women’s Political Participation Committee (WPPC), a civil rights group, on Wednesday strongly criticized the government for not giving due share to women in the cabinet. The group said that both President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Officer Abdullah Abdullah should honor their promises made during electioneering about giving …

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Wolesi Jirga OKs budget for 2015

KABUL: The Wolesi Jirga (WJ) on Wednesday approved the fiscal budget for year 2015 with eight percent deficit in development budget. According to the data provided by the Financial and Budget Committee (FBC) of the WJ total volume of the budge is Afs436 billion. Afs282.48 billion was allocated for ordinary …

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Afghans complain of harassment in Pakistan

AT-KABUL: Following the terror attack on a military-run school in Peshawar last month, Pakistan has adopted a whole unique strategy to appease anger of the public instead of addressing the root cause. Islamabad is using the Afghan refugees as scapegoats to divert attention of the nation from groups that kill …

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