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KABUL (Pajhwok): Some people spend extravagantly on the eve of Eid to ensure greater celebration of religious festival but needy people who don’t have the strength to make shopping for Eid are deeply concerned about getting food for their children... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The proportion of women who have the authority of spending money that they earned themselves is higher than those having personal properties in Afghanistan, a survey reveals.  “The Demographic Survey of Afghanistan,” a joint... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The prices of sugar and flour decreased while that of diesel and gold increased during the outgoing week in capital Kabul, market sources said on Saturday. Food Traders Union Head, Fazal Rahman, told Pajhwok Afghan News the price... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): After recent development in Afghanistan’s banking and financial sector, the International Monitory Fund (IMF) is willing to issue a $323 million loan to Afghanistan. Da Afghanistan Bank (DAB) governor told a press conference here... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): As the ‘National Honey Bee Day’ was marked for the first time in the country, honeybee owners complained on Thursday they had not received any assistance from the government. Deputy Agriculture Minister Abdul Qadir Jawad told a... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): A Pajhwok Afghan News survey shows administrative corruption remains endemic in Afghanistan particularly in the judiciary, customs offices, municipalities and police department. Most of individuals in the opinion poll said the... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The prices of sugar, flour, ghee and gold increased during the outgoing week in capital Kabul, market sources said on Thursday. Anjamuddin, a wholesaler in Tahia Maskan area of Kabul, told Pajhwok Afghan News that the rate of a... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The prices of fuel, sugar, flour, ghee and gold increased during the outgoing week in capital Kabul, market sources said on Thursday. Food Traders’ Union head Fazal Rahman told Pajhwok Afghan News that the rate of a 49kg Kazakh... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Participatory Democracy for Afghanistan (PDFA) on Thursday asked President Ashraf Ghani to remove commissioners on the two electoral bodies as soon as possible. PDFA said reforms in laws and the electoral regime were a vital... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The National Islamic Movement (NIM) party on Wednesday said First Vice-President Abdul Rashid Dostum was unhappy with the government for ignoring his suggestions and warned of serious problems if his suggestions were not implemented... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The prices of petroleum products and liquefied gas registered a decrease but the rates of gold and flour edged up during the outgoing week in Kabul markets, retailers said on Thursday. Ghulam Sakhi, a petrol filling station... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Industrialists on Thursday called the commencement of the TAPI gas pipeline project “a big achievement” and asked the government to extend the gas to residential homes and industrial parks. Leaders from Afghanistan, India and... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Pledging 1.5 billion Chinese Yuan ($236.301million) in aid to Afghanistan over the next three years, China on Tuesday said it would cooperate with the Afghan government in achieving sustainable peace in the country. China’s Vice-... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday said relevant officials should implement programmes for recovery of usurped government lands. The president said this while chairing a meeting of the Land Authority Council on Monday, a statement... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Stressing proper land management and expropriation and implementation of national infrastructure development projects, President Ashraf Ghani on Thursday said those preventing welfare projects from execution would be dealt with in... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani on Sunday insisted on following eligibility criteria in recruitment to the civil service and warned that no one has the right to interfere in appointments at the security sector. During a video conference... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Hajj and Religious Affairs on Thursday strongly rejected rumors that mosques were being used to bread extremism and terrorism in the county. Presenting the ministry’s 9-month report at a press conference here,... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani, who marked his first anniversary in office on Tuesday, has directed the Council of Ministers to inform the nation about the national unity government’s one-year performance and achievements to win the trust... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The afghani further depreciated against the US dollar during the outgoing week that saw fuel and gold prices increasing, market sources said on Thursday. Ahmad Shah, a money exchanger at Shahzada Market, told Pajhwok Afghan News... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Participants of a day-long conference in Kabul on Wednesday insisted on encouraging small and medium businesses in the country to create more job opportunities for the youth and newly-graduated students. The gathering “Academic... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Officials at a week-long domestic products exhibition that got underway in capital Kabul on Tuesday said they planned to decrease Afghanistan’s imports by increasing domestic production. The exhibition was inaugurated by the... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): To accelerate the process of issuing bank loans to medium and small entrepreneurs in remote areas through a modern credit infrastructure, Da Afghanistan (central) Bank (DAB) on Monday signed contracts with 13 nongovernmental... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghan currency dipped against the US dollar during the outgoing week in Kabul, where petrol, gas and flour prices went up and of  sugar, gold and ghee dropped, retailers said on Thursday. The afghani depreciated against... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The sixth Regional Economic Cooperation Conference on Afghanistan (RECCA-VI) that began in Kabul on Thursday would discuss projects that could considerably boost the country’s development and regional trade. Titled The Silk Road... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Political experts and election observers say cancelling voter cards and instead using identity cards to cast votes will deprive a large number of people, particularly women, from participating in the election process. The... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Participants of a day-long conference arranged by Pajhwok Afghan News on Sunday stressed the need for a realistic strategy to advance the peace process and a greater role for media in promoting stability and checking growing... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The construction of 13 storehouses for horticultural products has been completed in six provinces at a cost of more than $3 million, the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) said on Sunday. One of these... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): At least 183 children sustained injuries while playing with toy guns in three provinces during Eid holidays, it is learnt. Boys with toy guns copy action movies they watch on TV sets and practice the same during Eid days. Such... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): United Bank Limited (UBL), one of the largest commercial banks in Pakistan, has been refusing to pay back 3.5 million Pakistani rupees it had received in loan from Afghanistan’s Pashtany Bank, a report said on Saturday. Ahmad... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Economy Minister Abdul Sattar Murad on Monday unveiled his ministry’s first 100-day plan aimed to evaluate the county’s overall economic situation, performance of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and advisors besides other... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): DAMAC Properties, a Dubai-based leading luxury developer, is interested to invest in Afghanistan’s real estate sector, an official said on Saturday. Speaking to reporters here, Syed Furqan sales officer with DAMAC Properties,... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Integrity Watch Afghanistan (IWA) said on Tuesday only 36 percent of government officials had so far filled, but improperly, of around 10,000 assets registration forms they had been distributed. Article 154 of the... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): More than 50 Afghan construction and logistics supplying companies on Wednesday claimed that some American and Turkish firms owed them $100 million in unpaid dues. Representatives of the Afghan companies told reporters in Kabul... read more
KABUL (PAN): A high schoolgirl was stabbed in Kabul on Monday, an official said, adding police had launched an investigation into the incident.Kabul Education Director Najibullah Kamran said it remained unclear who stabbed the girl at the Aryana... read more
KABUL (PAN): The Ministry of Interior says that no government officials suffered casualties in last week’s suicide attacks in Uruzgan. Multiple suicide attackers stormed several government buildings, including the governor's house,the... read more