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KABUL (Pajhwok): Da Afghanistan Breshna Shirkat (DABS) on Tuesday announced its inability to collect electricity bills in six provinces of the country. Amanullah Ghalib, DABS head, told a press conference on the sidelines of ‘DABS officials 7th... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The prices of essential items have remained unchanged during the outgoing week in the capital Kabul, market sources said Saturday. Food Traders Union head, Fazal Rahman, told Pajhwok Afghan News 49 kilograms of Pakistani sugar... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The prices of flour and sugar have slightly dipped while the rates of other essential items remain steady during the outgoing week in the capital Kabul, market sources said Saturday. Food Traders Union head, Fazal Rahman, told... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Drinking water in 10 provinces of the country is 85 percent polluted with the E. coli bacteria, according to a survey calling for serious steps, especially raising public awareness, to address the public health issue. E. coli is... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Public satisfaction with the services of Kabul Municipality is fair in most of the municipality’s districts where public cooperation has somehow improved but generally, the level of satisfaction with municipality services is sub-... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The prices of gold and fuel have increased while that of sugar dipped during the outgoing week in the capital Kabul, market sources said Saturday. Abdul Hadi, a worker at the Wazirabad Fuel Station, told Pajhwok Afghan News that... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Geodesy and Cartography Authority (GCA) has performed no activity since its merger with the Afghanistan Land Authority (ALA) nine months ago, sources said on Sunday. However, ALA officials denied they had poorly performed... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The prices of gold, sugar and ghee rose following a decline in the Afghan currency value, market sources said on Monday. Moneychangers said one US dollar accounted for 69.1 afghanis and 1,000 Pakistani rupees for 646 afghanis... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Presidential Palace has denounced the suicide car bombing that left at least 24 people dead and more than 42 others wounded near Deputy Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Haji Mohammad Mohaqiq’s residence in Kabul on Monday. The... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The price of gold edged up while that of Kazakhstani flour dropped during the outgoing week in Kabul, market sources said on Saturday. Food Traders Union head Fazal Rahman told Pajhwok Afghan News the price of a 50-kg Kazakhstani... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani has promised facilitating the export of Afghanistan’s fruits to different cities of India and giving traders access to the international market for fresh fruits. The president held out the promise during a... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Due to prevalent corruption, work on more than 500 projects belonging to the Ministry of Edcuation (MoE) has come to a halt, said the acting education minister on Sunday. Asadullah Hanif Balkhi, the acting education minister, on... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The price of flour has dipped while that of ghee increased during the outgoing week in the capital Kabul, market source said Saturday. Food Traders Union head, Fazal Rahman, told Pajhwok Afghan News that the price of 50 kilograms... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The price of Russain gold edged up while that of petrol, sugar and Kazakhstani flour dropped during the past week in Kabul, market sources said on Saturday. Abdul Hadi, a worker at Wazir Abad Pump Station, told Pajhwok Afghan... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The much-anticipated Afghanistan-India Air Corridor was inaugurated by President Ashraf Ghani on Monday when the first Delhi-bound cargo plane with 60 tonnes of medicinal plants left Kabul. During the inaugural ceremony at the... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The prices of sugar and fuel dropped while of other commodities remained steady during the past week in Kabul, market sources said on Saturday. Abdul Hadi, a worker at Wazir Abad Pump Station, told Pajhwok Afghan News the price... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Energy and Water Minister Ali Ahmad Usmani during his trip to Turkmenistan held talks with his Turkmen counterpart on the sideline of Energy Charter meeting, a statement from the Ministry of Energy and Water said on Wednesday.... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): At least 80 people were killed and 463 others wounded in a massive suicide bombing in the heart of Kabul early Wednesday, the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) said. The explosion happened at around 8:30am. Public Health Minister... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Education (MoE) on Sunday said 50 school students were poisoned in the third education district of the capital Kabul. The students were poisoned during a program titled Supporting Education in Kabul city this... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Despite its huge economic potential, both government and private investors have neglected agriculture for over a decade. Around four percent of private investment in Afghanistan in the past 14 years has gone to the agriculture... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): KABUL (Pajhwok): The price of diesel edged up while that of petrol, firewood and Kazakhstani flour dropped during the past week in Kabul, market sources said on Saturday. Abdul Hadi, a worker at Wazir Abad Pump Station, told... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The humanitarian community in Afghanistan is seeking $550 million to support the most vulnerable Afghans in 2017, a UN agency said on Saturday. Life-saving interventions related to food, health care, nutrition, safe water and... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The prices of petrol, diesel and sugar edged down while the rate of Arabian gold soared in the capital Kabul this week, market sources said on Saturday. Abdul Hadi, a Wazirabad filling station worker, told Pajhwok Afghan News... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The railroad connecting the Aqina dry port in northern Faryab province with Turkmenistan was inaugurated by leaders of the two countries on Monday. The inauguration ceremony for the railroad was held in Turkmenabat city on Monday... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Ministers of public health, economy and refugee affairs on Wednesday survived a vote of no-confidence from the Wolesi Jirga, or lower house of parliament. On November 9, the house decided to summon 17 ministers who spent less... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Women’s participation in Afghanistan’s civil services is dismally low due to harassment and other issues, with 17 percent of female civil servants feeling insecure, says a new report. The report titled Barriers faced by women at... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Supreme Court on Saturday said 119 judicial officials have so far been detained over taking bribe while 1,000 others transferred. The apex court called reforms, creation of a court for addressing violence against women cases... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani has approved a draft plan for improving the quality of telecom operators and close evaluation of Real Time Data Management (RTDM) of telecom services. On the other hand, India took responsibility for... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Thousands of cases of violence against women are resolved annually through mediation as there is no mechanism of monitoring the process. Analysts believe mediation is a useful way to prevent the break-up of families, but the absence... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The price of ghee increased while diesel’s rate dipped during the outgoing week in Kabul, market sources said on Thursday. Abdul Hadi, a fuel station worker, told Pajhwok Afghan News the price ofone litre of dieselfell from 34afs... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The deteriorated security situation, administrative corruption and political instability are found main hurdles to the development of trade, industry and movement of goods and services in the country. Pajhwok Afghan News has... read more
CHARIKAR (Pajhwok): The number of drug addicts, especially women, is increasing with each passing day, but rehabilitation facilities remain limited in the central province of Parwan. The Counter-Narcotics Department estimates at 3,890 the number... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Leaders of Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India Sunday performed the groundbreaking ceremony of a major pipeline that could help ease energy deficits in South Asia. Presidents Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov of Turkmenistan... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Experts on Saturday said the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) natural gas pipeline project would positively impact Afghanistan’s security and help the war-torn country stabilize its economy, create thousands of jobs... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The price of petrol went up while the prices of sugar, flour, ghee and gold declined during the outgoing week in capital Kabul, market sources said on Thursday. Obaidullah, a filling station worker in Qala-i-Fathullah, told... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok) Sponsored by Pajhwok Afghan News, a daylong conference on evaluating the reconciliation process got under way in Kabul on Sunday morning. Political analysts, representatives of civil society groups and High peace council officials... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghanistan’s 96th Independence Day would be celebrated tomorrow (Wednesday) with national fervor across the country and capital Kabul with national flags would fly half-mast on government buildings. All preparations have... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): At least 34 percent of people interviewed in a survey cited insecurity as a major challenge, while 26 percent complained about unemployment, 24 percent cited corruption and the rest lack of health facilities and deteriorated... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Public Health has shut down nine private hospitals and put restriction on 23 other health facilities and disqualified licenses of 159 medicines factories, an official said Saturday. Addressing a press conference,... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and Iranian supreme leader stressed to intensify bilateral cooperation to counter terrorism and other challenges jointly. A statement from the Presidential Palace said that the president held... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): University students on Monday staged a protest rally in front of the parliament building in capital Kabul, demanding swift recovery of the 31 abducted passengers in southern Zabul province. They warned of launching a series... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Second vice-president Sarwar Danish is scheduled to introduce ministers-designate for the remaining 16 cabinet seats to the Wolesi Jirga (WJ) today (Wednesday) for a vote of confidence, an official said. Wolesi Jirga Secretary... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Fatima McKinley, the spouse of the US ambassador to Afghanistan, on Sunday asked Afghan women to seek justice for the family of last week’s Kabul lynching victim. An angry mob beat Farkhanda to death on March 18 before setting... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The minister of hajj on Tuesday announced activities of superstitious amulet sellers would be banned, claiming some of such individuals had already been ousted from shrines and mosques. The initiative came days after the brutal... read more
KABUL (PAJHWOK): First death anniversary of former first vice-president Marshal Muhammad Qasim Fahim was observed in parts of the country, including Kabul, on Monday amid prayers’ congregations for the departed soul. Fahim 56 died of heart... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Second Vice President Mohammad Sarwar Danish on Tuesday asked Iranian businessmen to invest in the rich mining and agriculture sectors of Afghanistan. He said this during inauguration ceremony of second Afghan-Iran expo in Kabul... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Attorney General’s Office (AGO) on Saturday denied sending a list of attorneys accused of corruption to the Presidential Palace. Earlier, some media reports claimed a list of corrupt attorneys had been sent to the... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Finland would provide $3 million assistance for the literacy sector to help educate 50,000 people, an official said on Sunday. Acting Minister of Education Mohammad Shafiq Samim and Ambassador of Finland Ari Maki signed a... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): People from different walks of life expressed mixed reaction over the performance of the unity government in its first 100 days in office. Critics said delay to name the cabinet was a serious matter of concern among countrymen,... read more