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Haqqanis main bone of contention with Islamabad

KABUL: The Afghan government on Tuesday identified the presence of terrorist groups, particularly of the Haqqani network on the Pakistani soil “the main source of contention between the two neighbouring countries. The declaration from the Presidential Palace in Kabul comes on the heels of a recent visit to Pakistan by …

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MRRD executes100-day action plan

By Farhad Naibkhel-KABUL: The Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD) on Tuesday announced that it has implemented its 100-day action plan. The Minister of Rural Rehabilitation and Development, Nasir Ahmad Durani, said that the MRRD pledged to implement 1,370 uplift projects, but currently it has implemented 1,957 projects at …

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President declares jihad against corruption

Abdul Zuhoor Qayomi-KABUL: President Ashraf Ghani declared Jihad against corruption in the country. He said that phenomenon is threatening survival of the state. Addressing a conference under the title of ‘Islam and the fight against corruption’ here on Tuesday, the president stressed that religious scholars can play an important role …

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53 insurgents shun violence in Nangarhar

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: As many as 53 Taliban have renounced violence and reintegrated into society through the government-initiated peace process in eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Tuesday. Five Taliban commanders were also among the 53 insurgents who joined reconciliation process.  In a ceremony welcoming the reconciling rebels, Salim Khan …

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ACSEN wants its proposals on election-reforms noticed by govt

By Akhtar M.Nikzad-KABUL: The Afghanistan Civil Society Election Network (ACSEN) on Tuesday while questioning the effectiveness of the proposals prepared by the Special Electoral Reforms Commission (SERC) floated its own proposals. The Special Electoral Reforms Commission recently delivered a list of proposals to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Afghanistan, …

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