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China Pledges 2 Billion Yuan to Afghanistan

China, one of the important allies of Afghanistan, has pledged two billion Yuan (Chinese Currency) to Afghanistan’s different sectors for the next four years. President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, who is in four-day visit of China, announced Beijing’s pledge on Wednesday during his speech to the students of Tsinghua University in …

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Kabul, Beijing To Sign Cooperation Agreements

President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai is expected to sign several agreements of mutual cooperation with his Chinese counterpart. President Ahmadzai has left for a four-day official visit of Beijing, capital of China, to represent Afghanistan in the Heart of Asia meeting. On the slide side of Beijing summit, President Ahmadzai is …

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Cabinet To Be Introduced Ahead of London Summit

Following criticisms over President Ahmadzai for not introducing the new cabinet, the committee assigned to work on new cabinet has said efforts are underway to introduce the new cabinet to the Parliament ahead of London summit. “The new cabinet members will be introduced to Wolesi Jirga in the near future,” …

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MPs Want US Fulfill BSA Commitments

Wolesi Jirga wants the United States and NATO to fulfill their commitments they made under Bilateral Security Agreement signed recently between Kabul and Washington. The MPs on Monday’s session expressed their concerns regarding Pakistan’s continued missile attacks into eastern borders of Afghanistan, demanding the U.S. to intervene and put pressure …

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Armed Assailants Storm Kundoz Attorney Office

According to security sources, three armed suicide bombers have stormed the building of Attorney General’s provincial office in northern Kundoz province. The incident took place Monday afternoon after three assailants wearing Afghan National Army (ANA) uniform attacked the office, Kundoz Police spokesman Sayed Sarwar Hussaini confirmed. The first suicide bomber …

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Government Must Issue Electronic ID Cards: MPs

The members of Wolesi Jirga believe the Population Census Act is almost finalized and the government should take necessary actions to issue electronic ID cards for organizing a better parliamentary election. On Sunday’s session, the lawmakers declared that Computerized National Identity Cards (CNIC) was the only solution to the electoral …

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Ex-Minister Rejects Corruption Charges As Baseless

Former minister of trade and commerce Muhammad Amin Farhang has rejected the embezzlement charges against him as baseless. Recently, the Attorney General’s Office (AGO) revealed names of five ex-ministers accused of embezzling millions of dollars, and asked for their prosecution. Foreign minister of trade and commerce Muhammad Amin Farhang, foreign …

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MPs Want Reforms in Electoral Law

Members of Wolesi Jirga (Lower House of the Parliament) are calling for amendment in the structure and mandate of the electoral law, saying parliamentary elections may face challenges as long as IEC is not reformed. The MPs on Saturday’s session demanded the new government to organize the parliamentary elections in …

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AGO Strictly Warns Defendants of Kabul Bank Scandal

The Attorney General’s Office (AGO) has strictly warned the perpetrators of Kabul Bank crises to attend the court hearing session or the verdict would be announce in their absence. Kabul Bank, Afghanistan’s first private financial institution, collapsed in 2010 after its shareholders took more than $900 million dollars out from …

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Abdul Rashid Rashid appointed as chief justice

According to President Ashraf Ghani’s decree, Abdul Rashid Rashid has been appointed as new chief justice on Thursday. The presidential palace has said that President Ashraf Ghani accepted the resignation of former chief justice Abdul Salam Azimi. Rashid Rashid was born in Baghlan province of Afghanistan. For further education he …

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Providing security impossible without people’s cooperation

The chief of executive, Abdullah Abdullah visited a number of tribal leaders of Ghor province and said that providing security is impossible without people’s support and cooperation. Ghor inhabitants are also demanding the government to do more effort for providing the security of this province. One of the tribal leaders …

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