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AWCC expands communication, internet services in southern Afghanistan

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(Last Updated On: March 3, 2022)

The Afghan Wireless Communication Company (AWCC) has expanded communication and high speed internet services to remote parts of southern Afghanistan.

AWCC officials said on Thursday people can now access 3G and 4G internet as well as communication services in five districts of Helmand its provincial capital Lashkargah, Spin Boldak of Kandahar, Zabul capital Qalat and Uruzgan.

The AWCC is the only communications company that provides communication services in remote areas of Afghanistan.

AWCC officials also said that an internet cable between Kandahar and Uruzgan provinces that had been inactive for several years is active again.

“Following the recent developments, we tried to expand our services for people of Afghanistan, and went to remote areas, for instance, five district of northern Helmand, to provide communication services. We launched 4G services in Lashkargah of Helmand province. We launched 4G services in Spin Boldak which is a port town. We launched 4G in Zabul capital Qalat,” said Aliullah Sarwari, the director of AWCC.

AWCC officials said that they will continue to expand coverage of its services. According to them, expanding coverage and providing more services will also bring job opportunities for citizens.
“Our goal is to provide nationwide services for all the people of Afghanistan, facilitate balanced development and job opportunities for the people. We are committed to this and we will continue to provide services in Afghanistan,” he said.

Meanwhile, residents have welcomed the launch of AWCC’s communication and internet services in their localities.

This comes after AWCC and Afghan Post recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for facilities in the fields of communication, internet and postal services.

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India hosting key SCO anti-terror meeting

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The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation’s (SCO) anti-terror body Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure (RATS) representatives came together Monday for the start of a three-day meeting in New Delhi.

Among those attending is a three-member Pakistani delegation that arrived in India on Saturday via the Wagah border.

The situation in Afghanistan and the worsening humanitarian crisis in the country is expected to be on the agenda.

According to Indian media reports, New Delhi is also expected to raise issues regarding the security situation in Afghanistan.

The RATS is the Executive Committee of the SCO, headquartered in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, which is a permanent unit of the organisation which serves to promote cooperation of member states against terrorism, separatism and extremism.

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IEA says girls’ schools will reopen soon

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Zabihullah Mujahid, spokesman for the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA), and deputy minister of the IEA’s Ministry of Information and Culture, said progress has been made at a meeting of religious scholars and girls’ schools would reopen soon.

Speaking to reporters in Kabul on Sunday Mujahid said: “Good progress has been made at the meeting of the country’s scholars regarding the reopening of girls’ schools and other major political issues, and girls’ schools will be reopened in the near future.”

He said that the meeting, attended by tribal leaders and influential people of the country, is focusing on major political, security and social issues.

“The Ulema are consulting on the reopening of girls’ schools, and progress will be made soon,” said Mujahid.

Meanwhile, Anas Haqqani, a senior member of the Islamic Emirate, said on Wednesday that a meeting of religious scholars would be held to discuss the issue of girls going to school.

The closure of girls’ schools above the sixth grade sparked a major outcry around the world with the international community repeatedly calling for schools to reopen.

Officials at the Ministry of Education of the Islamic Emirate have said that they will reopen girls’ schools in the near future within the framework of Islamic principles.

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Uzbekistan to host international conference on Afghanistan

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Tashkent will host a high-level international conference on Afghanistan at the end of July, Uzbekistan’s interim Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Norov announced.

Norov said the key focus would be on security, political stability and the socio-economic development of the region.

“As for Afghanistan, unfortunately, we are seeing a decrease in the attention of the international community to the situation in this country. Meanwhile, the situation there remains difficult, due to the acute economic crisis and the difficult humanitarian situation, challenges to regional security and stability remain,” he said.

Tashkent Times reported that Norov felt the international community should take responsibility for the present and future of Afghanistan and provide continued assistance to resolve problems in the country.

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