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MoCN launches projects to counter narcotics

Abdul Zuhoor Qayomi-KABUL: The Ministry of Counter Narcotics (MoCN) on Monday signed contracts with different firms for implementation of 20 uplift and livelihood projects. The uplift schemes are part of the ministry’s anti-narcotics drive. Construction of schools, clinics, hospitals, irrigation, sport stadium, bridge, teaching institution, dormitory, public health institute and …

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NDS foils mass prison break attempt in Herat

AT-KABUL: The National Directorate of Security (NDS) has foiled mass prison break attempt in Herat province. The Afghan spy agency foiled the bid by arresting a man, identified as Ghulam Nabi, who was digging a tunnel into the prison. In a media statement issued here, the NDS said on Sunday …

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3-day countrywide polio vaccination drive kicked off

AT-KABUL: A 3-day anti-polio vaccination drive kicked off to administer polio drops to around nine million under five year old children across the country. During inauguration of the campaign, the Minister of Public Health Firuzuddin Firoz, said that they will also provide Vitamin-A drops to around two million children during …

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Kabul mulling over Islamabad’s 8-article action plan

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: Pakistan has sent an 8-article action plan to President Ashraf Ghani through a high-level Afghan delegation that visited Islamabad on Thursday to convey the message of the Afghan president regarding action against the Taliban who are enjoying safe havens in the neighboring country, said an official. In …

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Couple killed in Badakhshan

AT-KABUL: Unknown armed men killed a policeman and his spouse in Shuhada district of Badakhshan province, police sources said on Sunday. The provincial police chief, Col. Sakhi Dad Haidari, told media that unidentified assailants broke into the house of Noor Rehman and opened fire on the cop and his wife, …

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British ambassador calls on Rabbani

AT-Kabul: British Ambassador to Kabul, Karen Pierce, called on the Afghan foreign minister Salahuddin Rabbani and discussed different issues of mutual interest. Rabbani in the meeting with Ms Karen Pierce thanked Britain for the continued support to Afghanistan, and briefed the ambassador on Thursday’s visit of high-level Afghan delegation to …

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Kabul PC members meet Masoud, discuss public issues

AT-KABUL: Members of the Kabul Provincial Council (PC) called on the special envoy of the president on reforms and good governance, Ahmad Zia Masoud, and discussed pressing public issues. In the meeting held the other day, the Kabul PC members underlined increasing unemployment rate, poverty, kidnappings, killings, and weak economy …

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Independence Day preparations in full swing

AT-KABUL: With the Independence Day round the corner, the nationalist fervor is gripping the atmosphere and preparations for celebrating the national festival are picking up in the private and state institutions. Preparations for the 96th Independence Day in Afghanistan has begun in the different places of the country. Major cities …

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