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Salang Highway reopens for traffic

KABUL: After a 30-hour closure due to heavy snowfall, the vital Salang Highway has been reopened to traffic, officials in central Parwan province said on Sunday. Lt. Gen. Mohammad Rajab, the highway maintenance head, told Pajhwok Afghan News the highway was reopened after hectic efforts at around 5:00 pm. Snowfall, …

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Afghan pilot receives courage award

Captain Niloofar Rahmani, the first female fixed-wing Afghan Air Force pilot in nation’s history, on Friday was presented with the prestigious International Women of Courage award for the year 2015. Rahmani along with nine others from various parts of the world, including Tabassum Adnan, founder, Khwendo Jirga from Swat, received …

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Woes of inmates

There are immense problems the government has to deal with. For many there would be zero chance of improvement in the situation on ground. However, there is a ray of hope that the nation should gaze at to move forward with zeal and enthusiasm. Decision of the chief executive officer …

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Karzai seeks people’s support for govt

AT-KABUL: The ex-President Hamid Karzai urged the people of Afghanistan to support the government of national unity. Talking to a gathering, organized on the occasion of the 20th death anniversary of the founder of Wahdat-e-Mili party Abdul Ali Mazari, Hamid Karzai on Friday said that floods and avalanches killed hundreds …

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Abdullah invited to pay official visit to Pakistan

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has invited Afghanistan’s chief executive officer Abdullah Abdullah to pay an official visit to Islamabad. The CEO office said in a statement the other day that Pakistan’s ambassador to Kabul, Syed Abrar Hussain, extended the invitation to Abdullah at his office in …

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Questioning insecurity

Apparently, improved security is becoming a wild goose chase. There is not even a single day that goes out without news about insecurity-related incidents. Insecurity not only means attacks by the Taliban and other insurgent groups but civilians killed by civilians as well. The deteriorating law and order condition is …

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