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Karzai lauded for leadership traits

AT-KABUL: The chairman and members of National Welfare Party called on ex-President Hamid Karzai here on Wednesday. They hailed Hamid Karzai for his constructive services over the past 13 years. Muhammad Hassan Jafari, the chairman of the party, termed Karzia as a symbol of pride and a great leader for …

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MoPH vows to augment healthcare services in remote areas

AT-KABUL: Despite the fact that millions of dollars were spent on improvement of healthcare services in the country in past 14 years, the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) said Wednesday that still 50 percent of Afghans are deprived of healthcare services, most of them in remote areas. “We are trying …

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KM vows to improve capital city sewerage system

AT-KABUL: Pledging to improve the sub-standard canalization system in Kabul city, the Kabul Municipality (KM) on Wednesday kicked off work on construction of a drainage system in 10th jurisdiction of the city. “The sanitation system is 1,700 meters in length, and has the capacity of draining huge amount of sewages. …

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Ammunition cache recovered in Paktika

AT-KABUL: Huge ammunition cache belonged to Haqqani network was seized in a raid by the National Directorate of Security (NDS) operatives in eastern Paktika province. The NDS said in a statement on Wednesday that the cache of ammunition included 49 different types of anti-vehicle mines, 500 kilograms of explosives, 30 …

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The blockade of Naray district in Kunar

It feels as if residents of Kunar—an eastern but highly Taliban-infested province, have no saviors. Taliban’s siege and blockade of Naray district of Kunar, is the central pillars of a policy of economic warfare aimed at punishing the entire population of the district for taking up arms against Taliban. Their …

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Afghan delegation leaves for Pakistan to attend TAPI steering committee meeting

AT-KABUL: An Afghan delegation led by the minister of mines and petroleum left for Islamabad to attend the 19th steering committee meeting on Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) pipeline project. Delegates from Afghanistan, Pakistan, Turkmenistan and India are expected to discuss operational phase of the pipeline project in the meeting on February 11. …

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4 insurgents killed by own bomb explosion

AT-PUL-I-ALAM: Four insurgents were killed in a blast caused by their own explosives in the Baraki Barak district of central Logar province, official said on Tuesday. Mohammad Rahim Amin, District Chief said that the four insurgents died after bombs they were planting went off. However he said that mine planting …

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Choose qualified cabinet picks, bring electoral reforms: Civil society to govt

KABUL: Afghanistan Civil Society Federation (ACSF) urged the government to bring about electoral reforms and choose qualified people as cabinet picks. Members of the ACSF in a press conference on Tuesday called on the national unity government (NUG) to bring electoral reforms and chose qualified people as cabinet members. They …

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