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Wolesi Jirga to rise for summer recess today

AT-KABUL: The Wolesi Jirga (Lower House of the parliament) is set to rise for a 45-day summer recess today (Thursday) but the lawmakers are yet to approve four major laws and give vote of confidence to key cabinet members. The second deputy speaker, Nazir Ahmadzai, told reporters on Wednesday that …

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Electoral reforms: Commission kicks off work

By Akhtar M. Nikzad-KABUL: The Special Electoral Reform Commission (SERC) kicked off work on Wednesday to bring necessary reforms in the Independent Election Commission (IEC) and Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) aimed at rebuilding public trust over the country’s electoral system. Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah Abdullah officially inaugurated the …

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Compensation for ANA soldiers killed in US strike sought

By Farhad Naibkhel-KABUL: The Active Youth Network for Change and Reformation (AYNCR) on Wednesday slammed the United States for targeting Afghan National Army (ANA) check-post in Logar province and sought compensation for the killed and injured soldiers. The rights activist group said that issuing merely condolence would not ease pain …

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Karzai grieves over Raj Wali Shah’s death

AT-KABUL: Ex-President Hamid Karzai expressed his deep grief over sad demise of Raj Wali Shah Khattak, a renowned Pashtun poet and cultural figure from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Hamid Karzai termed the death of Khattak as blow to Pashtun culture. Karzai extended his heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family and cultural figures. …

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Three armed robbers detained in Kabul

AT-KABUL: Ministry of Defense (MoD) on Tuesday said that three armed robbers were arrested in Kabul. In a press release issued here, the ministry said that Afghan National Army in collaboration with the National Directorate of Security (NDS) and Afghan National Police (ANP) arrested three armed robbers in Khwaja Lakan …

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Police bans import, sale of toy guns

“Afghanistan is a good market for neighboring countries particularly Pakistan to export toy guns, firecrackers and unhealthy sweets and spoil Afghan children” By Farhad Naibkhel-KABUL: Ministry of Interior (MoI) on Tuesday imposed ban on import, sale and use of toy guns. The decision came after scores of children injured themselves …

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Kabul condemns terrorist attack in Turkey

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: Afghan government on Tuesday strongly condemns terrorist attack in Turkish town of Suruc that left nearly 30 people killed and around 100 others wounded. In a statement, President Ashraf Ghani termed terrorism a common threat for the region and the world, and prodded joint and serious action …

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