Vote of confidence: Four nominees brief MPs over future plans

KABUL: To get vote of confidence four ministerial nominees on Wednesday briefed the Wolesi Jirga over their future plans—mostly revolving around reforms and further development. Minister of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD), Minister of Defense (MoD), Minister of Hajj and Religious Affairs, and Minister of Education were allowed to brief …

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Right to live

Tired of prolonged waiting to see the government in action to protect their rights, scores of street children in the capital city flocked for protest and gave vent to their anger for being ignored by the relevant departments and human rights groups. Deprived of the fundamental rights and involved in …

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27th death anniversary of Bacha Khan observed in Jalalabad

AT-KABUL: Death anniversary of Abdul Ghaffar Khan, popularly known as Bacha Khan, was observed on Tuesday in the capital city of Nangarhar province. Bacha Khan’s daughter-in-law Naseem Wali Khan and scores of Afghan officials, Awami National Party (ANP) members and Pashtuns’ rights activists paid rich tribute to the political and …

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National investors allowed to use Afghan trucks for transporting goods to Wagah port: MoCI

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: The Ministry of Commerce and Industries (MoCI) said that Afghan investors were allowed to transfer their goods by their trucks through Pakistan to Wagah port. According to the MoCI, the decision was taken in a session between Afghan and Pakistani officials which is applicable from January 20. …

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Abdullah, Zarif discuss strengthening bilateral ties

AT-KABUL: Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif called on the Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah on Tuesday wherein they discussed strengthening bilateral ties between Afghanistan and Iran. A press release emailed by the CEO office said that the two sides talked about the security deal which would be signed between the …

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Iranian FM calls on Karzai

AT-KABUL: The Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif called on ex-President Hamid Karzai in his office on Tuesday, where the two leaders explored ways to expand bilateral relations. Hinting at the friendly and brotherly relations enjoyed by the two countries, Hamid Karzai assured that the new president of Afghanistan Mohammad …

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IED kills seven civilians in Ghazni

AT-Kabul: At least seven civilians were killed and one other wounded in a roadside bomb blast in Ghazni province. Spokesman to the provincial governor, Shafiq Nang Safai, said that a civilian van was on the way to Jaghoori district when struck an improvised explosive device (IED). “As a result seven …

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42 militants killed in multiple operations

AT-KABUL: At least 42 anti-state elements were killed and 32 others wounded in different crackdowns within past 24 hours. In a press release issued here, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) said that Afghan National Police (ANP) in collaboration with Afghan National Army (ANA) and National Directorate of Security (NDS) conducted …

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24 ministerial nominees introduced for vote of confidence

“No ballot box for cabinet picks with dual nationality” By Akhtar M. Nikzad KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani introduced 26 nominees to Wolesi Jirga to fill 24 ministerial posts and one each for the top slot of National Directorate of Security and De Afghanistan Bank. In his speech to the …

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Security officials reject reports about emergence of ISIS

AT-KABUL: Security officials rejected presence of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) fighters in Afghanistan and termed the recent news reports as rumors and a new tactic of the Taliban to pressurize public and the government. Officials in the Ministry of Defense (MoD) and National Directorate of Security …

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