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MoI launches Police FM to garner public support

AT-KABUL: To fight crimes and terrorism in better manner while garnering public support, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) has launched Police FM here on Sunday. The FM radio station would work as a new weapon to bring down the crime rate. The radio station is a first-kind-of-its-kind experiment in Afghanistan, …

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Ghani off to KSA for condolences to Saudi nation

AT-KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Saturday left to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) to offer condolences to Saudi nation for the death of King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. A press release emailed by president’s media office said that the president during his visit would meet with Saudi …

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India gives direct access to Afghan trucks

AT-KABUL: Following reports about banning Afghan traders to not access Attari area of India’s Punjab state based on the Afghan Pakistan Transit and Trade Agreement (APTTA), the Indian government on Saturday announced that Afghan traders are allowed to access the area and unload their trucks at Integrated Check Post in …

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Nearly 1,000 Afghan refugees detained in Pakistan

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: As many as 1,000 Afghan refugees were detained by Pakistani police in Punjab district of Pakistan, media reports said Saturday. Pakistani media said that around 935 Afghan refugees were arrested by Punjab police on charges of having no legal document for stay in the district. According to …

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21 militants killed in Kunduz

AT-KABUL: As many as 21 insurgents were killed during an operation launched against anti-state elements in Imam Sahib district of Kunduz province. District chief Amanuddin Quraishi said on Saturday that in the two-joint day operations five security personnel were also killed. He said that dead bodies of several militants still …

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Media should bolster national unity: Karzai

AT-KABUL: Ex-President Hamid Karzai called upon media to play role for promoting national unity and bring positive change in the society. In a meeting with staffers of Afghanistan Times and Daily Dunia the other day, the former president said that Afghan media should devise a comprehensive policy which could strengthen …

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Afghan refugees in Pakistan seek extension in stay

AT-KABUL: After a three-day by the Kurram Agency administration for Afghan refugees to leave the area, a number of elders of Afghan refugees urged the Pakistani government to avoid sending them back to Afghanistan until completion of the academic session of their children. They told Pakistani media outlets on the …

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