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Governance & Politics

Germany reiterates support to intra-Afghan dialogue

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Nov 20, 2017 - 17:57
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani on Monday said the United States new strategy for Afghanistan is beneficial for stability of the region. “Opportunities should be effectively availed,” the president was quoted as saying in a statement from...
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Cabinet okays draft exempting print media from taxes

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Nov 20, 2017 - 17:49
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghanistan Cabinet has endorsed a draft law exempting periodic and non-periodic print media from paying taxes to the government, an official said on Monday. Habib Zadaran, taxpayers’ in-charge at the Ministry of Finance (MoF),...
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End to Afghan war: Pakistan-US collaboration stressed

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Nov 20, 2017 - 08:30
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): The US and Pakistan should work jointly to promote a negotiated end to the war in Afghanistan, says a former American diplomat. Ex-assistant secretary of state Robin Raphel lamented that efforts to deal with the Afghan war were...
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MPs blast govt mum over Pakistani shelling, Durand Line fencing

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Nov 19, 2017 - 19:25
KABUL (Pajhwok): A number of Meshrano Jirga (upper house of the Parliament) members on Sunday condemned the recent Pakistani shelling in eastern Kunar province and asked the Afghan government to clarify its stance over the aggression by Pakistan and...
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Administrative procedure draft law finalized: Naderi

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Nov 19, 2017 - 19:12
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Administrative Reform and Civil Services Commission (IARCSC) on Sunday announced finalizing “the administrative procedure draft law”, saying government services would become fast and transparent once the law is...
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Mustafa Zahir sworn in as Meshrano Jirga member

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Nov 19, 2017 - 18:06
KABUL (Pajhwok): Former Environment Projection Authority head Mustafa Zahir was administered oath as member of the Meshrano Jirga on Sunday, while Haji Mahmod Khakrizwal was introduced as another member of the upper house. Mustafa Zahir was...
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Senate approves president’s decree on census law

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Nov 19, 2017 - 17:38
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Mesharano Jirga or Senate on Sunday approved a presidential decree amending the Population Registration Law after it had been rejected by the lower house. In March, 2013, the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) shared a draft population...
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Afghans to welcome if Taliban opt for peace: CEO

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Nov 19, 2017 - 16:29
KABUL (Pajhwok): Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah Abdullah has said the Taliban should take part in peace talks when the opportunity arises. Abdullah, who visited Halifax this weekend for the annual Halifax International Security Forum, said...
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NATO, Canada all praise for Afghan forces

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Nov 19, 2017 - 15:01
KABUL (Pajhwok): Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah has welcomed the renewal of NATO’s commitments to Afghan security forces in its recent defense ministers’ meeting. The CEO, who is in Canada to attend the Halifax International Security Forum,...
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HPC delegation off to Indonesia on six-day official visit

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Nov 19, 2017 - 14:52
KABUL (Pajhwok): The High Peace Council (HPC) delegation led Mohammad Karim Khalili will visit Jakarta, Indonesia from 19th to 25th November at the invitation of the Government of the Republic of Indonesia, a statement from Indonesian embassy said...
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Afghans to welcome if Taliban opt for peace: CEO

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Nov 19, 2017 - 14:34
KABUL (Pajhwok): Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah Abdullah has said the Taliban should take part in peace talks when the opportunity arises. Abdullah, who visited Halifax this weekend for the annual Halifax International Security Forum, said...
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PC admin board polls held in 31 provinces

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Nov 18, 2017 - 19:28
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG) on Saturday said provincial councils elected their administrative boards for the fourth year in 31 provinces. A statement from the IDLG said 31 provincial councils' heads,...
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NDS personnel search deputy speaker’s house, office

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Nov 18, 2017 - 19:24
KABUL (Pajhwok): National Directorate of Security (NDS) personnel raided and searched the office and house of the first deputy speaker of the Wolesi Jirga, Humayon Humayon, after allegation he had installed a phone tapping devise. Humayon told...
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Trade deficit poses threat to future, says Ghani

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Nov 18, 2017 - 19:04
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani on Saturday said Afghanistan’s trade deficit posed a threat to the country’s future, stressing promotion of domestic products. Speaking at a ceremony marking the launch of the 4th National Urban Conference...
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Lawmakers call IEC chief Ahmadzai’s removal against the law

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Nov 18, 2017 - 18:40
KABUL (Pajhwok): Some Wolesi Jirga members on Saturday alleged that the dismissal of the Independent Election Commission (IEC) Chief Najibullah Ahmadzaiwas against the law and accused the government of attempting to engineer the upcoming polls...
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Wardak PC elects women to leadership roles

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Nov 18, 2017 - 18:28
KABUL (Pajhwok): For the first time in Afghanistan, three women were elected to top administrative posts by the Provincial Council of central Maidan Wardak province on Saturday. The elected provincial public representatives voted on Saturday to...
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Beijing to host trilateral meeting next month

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Nov 18, 2017 - 14:07
BEIJING (Pajhwok): Supportive of cooperation between Afghanistan and Pakistan, China will soon host a trilateral meeting, a Chinese official says. Chen Feng, head of the Asia Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, told a delegation of Afghan...
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Revoke decision on info classification, Pentagon asked

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Nov 18, 2017 - 08:44
KABUL (Pajhwok): Two American legislators have asked the Pentagon to revoke its decision on classifying information regarding key aspects of the war, including casualty figures, for Afghan security forces. Congressmen Elijah Cummings and Stephen...
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Pence, Abdullah talk terrorist sanctuaries & election preparations

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Nov 18, 2017 - 08:32
WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): Vice President Mike Pence and Chief Executive Officer Abdullah Abdullah on Friday discussed the current political situation in Afghanistan. After the meeting The White House said: “They focused on president Trump’s South Asia...
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Erdogan meets Dostum; VP may return home soon

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Nov 18, 2017 - 08:26
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey met Afghanistan's First Vice President Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum late on Friday. The meeting at the presidential complex in Ankara -- Turkey’s capital -- was closed to the media, the state-run...
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