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Afghan refugees in Pakistan seek extension in stay

AT-KABUL: After a three-day by the Kurram Agency administration for Afghan refugees to leave the area, a number of elders of Afghan refugees urged the Pakistani government to avoid sending them back to Afghanistan until completion of the academic session of their children. They told Pakistani media outlets on the …

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French, Chinese ambassadors call on Karzai

AT-KABUL: A Chinese professor who wrote the first Pashto-Chinese dictionary Che Hongcai and Chinese ambassador to Kabul Deng Xijun called on ex-President Hamid Karzai at his office on Wednesday. Che Hongcai, a 78 years old professor of Afghan languages at a university in China, granted a copy of the dictionary …

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Karzai calls on Pakistan to stop using terrorism as policy tool

KABUL: The ex-President Hamid Karzai has said that he is hopeful about the recent operations by Pakistan against terrorists, but there are no signs of change in Pakistan’s policy towards insurgents. The BBC Pashto Service on Wednesday quoted the ex-President Karzai, as saying that the situation would go better if …

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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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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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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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