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Governance & Politics

Waiver of duty on imports from Afghanistan urged

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Jan 16, 2018 - 10:34
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): Pak-Afghan Joint Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PAJCCI) has asked Islamabad to withdraw the regulatory duty on imports from Afghanistan. PAJCCI Chairman Zubair Motiwala issued the call during a meeting with Miftah Ismail,...
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Pakistan tops list of terror-aiding states, says Ibrahimi

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Jan 16, 2018 - 09:49
کابل(پژواک،۲۵جدی۹۶): برخی اعضای ولسی جرگه، از سفر هیـئت شورای امینت سازمان ملل متحد به کابل، استقبال کرده می گویند که سفر اين هيئت، نشان می دهد که افغانستان هنوز هم در محراق توجه جامعه جهانی قرار دارد.
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Revised draft budget 2018 too imbalanced: MPs

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Jan 15, 2018 - 20:59
KABUL (Pajhwok): Some lawmakers on Monday rejected a revised version of the draft national budget for the ongoing fiscal year, saying imbalance in projects among provinces remained unaddressed.
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MPs reject Ghani’s decree on public protests, strikes

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Jan 15, 2018 - 19:22
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Wolesi Jirga or lower house of Parliament on Monday rejected a presidential legislative decree on protest gatherings and strikes calling it against the law. Fawzia Kofi, who heads the lower house panel on human and women’s...
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CEO shares terror safe haven concern with UNSC team

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Jan 15, 2018 - 16:59
KABUL (Pajhwok): Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dr. Abdullah Abdullah discussed regional issues and shared Kabul’s concern about terror safe havens outside Afghanistan with representatives of the United Nations Security Council, a statement said...
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MAIMANA, Sep 19, 2017: Pashtun Kot district displaces gathered in front of Faryab governor house and accused the government of neglecting in their case. PAJHWOK/Kohi

Afghanistan needs $430m in humanitarian aid this year

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Jan 15, 2018 - 14:30
KABUL (Pajhwok): To help the most vulnerable families including those recently returning from Pakistan and Iran, aid agencies in Afghanistan need $430 million this year, the United Nations said Monday. The money will be used to assist 2.8 million...
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Ghani, UN team discuss stepped-up pressure on Pakistan

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Jan 15, 2018 - 11:02
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani and members of a visiting UN Security Council have conferred on the increasingly volatile security situation in Afghanistan and the region at large. Efforts against terrorism, corruption, drugs-trafficking,...
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US, Kazakh leaders set to confer on Afghanistan

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Jan 15, 2018 - 10:19
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan is high on the agenda as the US president meets his Kazakh counterpart at the White House today (Monday). Donald Trump and Nursultan Nazarbaev would discuss regional security, economic issues and bilateral relations, the...
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Noor warns to use Hairatan revenue for local spending

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Jan 14, 2018 - 20:27
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): Ousted Balkh Governor Atta Mohammad Noor has warned of using Hairatan Port revenue to meet government institutions’ expenses in northern Balkh province.
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US presence should be for peace not chaos: Karzai

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Jan 14, 2018 - 20:24
KABUL (Pajhwok): Former president Hamid Karzai has said the US presence in Afghanistan should be for ensuring peace and stability not for further deteriorating the situation and fueling war.
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Sincere global cooperation needed to eradicate terrorism: Liu Jinsong

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Jan 14, 2018 - 20:03
KABUL (Pajhwok): The new Chinese Ambassador to Afghanistan Liu Jinsong has highlighted poverty, terrorism and backwardness common challenges to China and Afghanistan and stressed over sincere international cooperation for its eradication, a...
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Senators hope Istanbul peace huddle to bear fruit

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Jan 14, 2018 - 19:58
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Meshrano Jirga or upper house of Parliament on Sunday welcomed the ongoing peace huddle in Turkey and asked Kabul to brief the visiting UNSC delegation on the real picture and Pakistan’s interference in Afghanistan.
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UNSC team in Kabul to assess situation in Afghanistan

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Jan 14, 2018 - 11:27
KABUL (Pajhwok): A high-level delegation of the United Nations Security Council has arrived in Kabul on a formal visit, a government official said on Sunday. A well-placed source in the national unity government (NUG) told Pajhwok Afghan News that...
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Haqqanis behind escalating violence: Radmanesh

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Jan 14, 2018 - 11:14
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Haqqani network, aided by regional intelligence networks, is behind the spike in violence in Afghanistan, a Ministry of Defence (MoD) official alleges. MoD spokesman Gen. Mohammad Radmanesh claimed in an interview with the Voice...
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Taliban weakened in Helmand but more police needed: Hayat

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Jan 13, 2018 - 23:38
LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): The governor of southern Helmand province on Saturday said the Taliban had been weakened in the province as a result of continued operations against them, but complained about the shortage of police personnel to keep areas...
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Terrorists’ goals beyond Afghanistan: Afghan envoy in Iran

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Jan 13, 2018 - 23:10
TEHRAN (Pajhwok): In a veiled reference to Pakistan, the Afghan ambassador in Iran has said regional countries should not categorize terrorist groups into ‘bad’ and ‘good’, stressing these groups are only bad. Dr. Nasir Ahmad Noor, the Afghan envoy...
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Wolesi Jirga approves Medical Council draft law

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Jan 13, 2018 - 22:16
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Wolesi Jirga on Saturday approved a draft law on creation of the Medical Council. If approved by the Meshrano Jirga or Senate, the council would be created as new organizational unit.
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Turkey hosts Afghan talks with Taliban factions

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Jan 13, 2018 - 20:25
KABUL (Pajhwok): A quadrilateral intra-Afghan peace dialogue began on Saturday in the Turkish capital Istanbul, to find a negotiated end to the decades-long conflict in Afghanistan, a reliable source said. A participant of the meeting confided to...
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President Ghani appoints Hashimi as IEC commissioner

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Jan 13, 2018 - 15:21
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani on Saturday appointed Syed Hafizullah Hashimi as a new Independent Election Commission (IEC) member, an official said. A statement from the Presidential Palace received by Pajhwok Afghan News said that the...
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No unilateral action against Pakistan, says Gen. Votel

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Jan 13, 2018 - 10:58
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): After days of testy exchanges between Washington and Islamabad, the US Central Command (Centcom) chief has ruled out unilateral action against terrorists on Pakistan’s soil. Centcom Commander Gen Joseph Votel, assuaging Pakistan’...
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