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Preps for Wolesi Jirga polls

Conducting free and fair polls is an arduous task in the countries that are inhabited by huge population and yet to be developed. The major worries in such countries mostly revolve around security and timely preparations. However, in Afghanistan elections are more than that. Polling stations are seen as a …

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Osmani on mosques

As the standard of education across the country has been under questions, President Ashraf Ghani asked Education Ministry officials to submit a report on the sate of education within two weeks. What Ghani did is a step in right direction. Until education quality is improved, we couldn’t make development in …

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PARSA donates $1.4m to educate orphans

KABUL: Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Services for Afghanistan (PARSA), a non-governmental organization, donated around $1400,000 to Kabul Orphanage Department aimed at producing and broadcasting educational and cultural programs through television channels and radio stations to strengthen orphans’ knowledge. The memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed by the chief of the orphanage …

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Fair polls impossible sans reforms in electoral commissions: TEFA

KABUL: Transparent Election Foundation of Afghanistan (TEFA) on Thursday asked the government for reforms in the Independent Election Commission (IEC) and Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC). Speaking at a seminar regarding women’s role in future elections and challenges, Chief of TEFA, Muhammad Naeem Ayobzada, said that sans massive-scale reforms in …

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A survey on illegal migration from Afghanistan

The nerve-wracking poverty, security threats, corruption and unemployment are the key reasons behind human trafficking. A joint study by the Afghan Research and Evaluation Unit and the United Nations Refugee Agency reveals these factors have goaded Afghan teenagers into fleeing their home country in search of promising livelihood opportunities. According …

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Ghani asks for report on education within 2 weeks

AT-KABUL: President Ashraf Ghani asked for a report on the current position and quality of education within two weeks, said his office on Wednesday. President Ghani chaired a session to assess the current position of education across the country. He instructed officials in the Ministry of Education to prepare a …

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IEC blasts EU envoy’s remarks on Afghan election

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: Terming the recent remarks by the European Union (EU) ambassador a kind of interference in the country’s election affairs, the Independent Election Commission (IEC) said Wednesday that the EU ambassador’s statement is against diplomatic norms and it will be his personal point of view. The EU envoy, …

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Four killed in Nangarhar traffic accident

AT-KABUL: At least four people were killed when their car, they were traveling in, collided head-on with a 22-wheeler truck on Nangarhar-Turkham Highway, local officials said. The incident took place on Wednesday morning when the car driver lost control and crushed his car with the truck bound to Nangarhar from …

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