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KABUL (Pajhwok): Pakistan strongly supports the Afghan government’s latest peace proposal to the Taliban and is ready to cooperate in this regard, the country’s visiting National Security Advisor said on Saturday. Nasser Janjau, who arrived in... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The National Procurement Commission (NPC) has approved 12 contracts worth 7. 3 billion afghanis, a statement from the Presidential Palace said on Monday. The statement said the NPC meeting, chaired by President Ashraf Ghani,... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Security bosses on Sunday apologized to the nation over their failure to prevent recent deadly attacks in the country and said their resignation would not resolve the conundrum. Interior Minister Wais Barmak sought apology from... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The spy-network on Saturday claimed preventing a terrorist attack in northern Kunduz province by arresting a would-be suicide bomber. A statement from the National Directorate of Security (NDS) said the allege would be attacker... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Three suspects have been arrested in connection with a missile attack on a sensitive area of the capital, an official said on Tuesday. Nasrat Rahimi, spokesman for the Ministry of Interior, told Pajhwok Afghan News an hour after... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): A rocket landed in the premises of Indian Embassy in Kabul this evening, but there were no casualties, the Indian Ministry of External Affairs said, adding that all employees are safe. Foreign ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Mines and Petroleum (MoMP) on Tuesday awarded a contract for sedimentary salt extraction to a private firm in the Ghoryan district of western Herat province. The project will create job opportunities for 2,000... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani, chairing a meeting of the High Economic Council (HEC) on Sunday, said ensuring security of economic projects was part of the five-year security plan. A statement from the Presidential Palace said the HEC... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghan government on Wednesday termed recent remarks of Deputy Chief Executive Mohammad Mohaqiq against its foreign policy, national interest, security, stability and laws of the country. In a statement, the Presidential... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah Abdullah says serious problems still exist in prisons, stressing the need for practical steps to improve the situation. Dr. Abdullah Abdullah expressed the views during a meeting of the High... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah Abdullah and other government high ups condemned Thursday’s suicide attack in Kabul. At least nine people were killed and as many others wounded when a suicide bomber... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): More than 150 Afghan journalists on Thursday signed a petition paper demanding an end to the culture of impunity for crimes against journalists. Three years back, the United Nations chose November 2 as International Day to End... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah Abdullah on Tuesday said the government would consider people’s suggestions in formulating next fiscal year’s budget. Talking to his advisors, elders and influential figures from provinces... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani has said by connecting India to the Middle East, Afghanistan wants to pave the ground for greater economic cooperation in the region, his office said on Tuesday. Ghani, who arrived in New Delhi earlier in... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Foreign traders and investors will be facilitated with visa-on-arrival at the Hamid Karzai International Airport, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs says. Certain provisions of a draft amendment to the Law on the Travel and Stay of... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani shouldered the coffin of slain Paktia police chief to lay him to rest in Kabul on Wednesday. Brig. Gen. Toryali Abdiani was killed along with 45 guards in a massive Taliban suicide and gun attack on the... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): As many as 20,000 people, 3,500 of them women, have been suffering from various kinds of cancer in the country, an official said on Tuesday. The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) has launched a public awareness campaign aimed at... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok):  Ten individuals, including three women, have been detained in various provinces by counternarcotics police during the past one week. A statement from the Criminal Justice Task Force (CJTF) said the persons have been... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): One prisoner was killed and another injured in a clash in the third block of Pul-i-Charkhi jail in capital Kabul on Wednesday, an official said. Lt. Gen. Abdul Hakem Kohistani, head of prisons and detention centres, confirmed to... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Cabinet nominees who tried to obtain the trust vote from Parliament through unfair means would be deleted from the list, President Ashraf Ghani has warned. Shah Hussain Murtazvi, acting director for the president’s media office,... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): A ‘well-equipped’ centre for kidney diseases was inaugurated in Kabul on Saturday with the promise to offer free of cost treatment.د Public Health Minister Dr. Ferozuddin Feroz, who inaugurated the center, said the facility... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah Abdullah has said Afghanistan is lagging behind in the caravan of development, but compensating the time lost depends on efforts of teachers. Talking at an event marking Teacher Day in Rabia... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Da Afghanistan Breshna Shirkat (DABS) on Tuesday inaugurated a 400-kilowatts electricity transformer, equipping hundreds of homes with new electricity in Kabul. Eng. Mohammad Tamim Safi, deputy head operations at DABS, told the... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Crminal Justice Task Force (CJTF) on Wednesday said 17 people have been detained on drug smuggling charges in capital Kabul and proivnces during the past one week. A CJTF statement received by Pajhwok Afghan News said 10... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Three policemen were wounded when a sticky bomb ripped through their vehicle in central capital Kabul on Wednesday night, a spokesman for the Ministry of Interior said. Najeeb Danish told Pajhwok Afghan News that the blast took... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Five children of the same family were killed after being caught up an in electrical current in capital Kabul, an official said on Sunday. The incident took place at about 2am today in Salim Karwan neighborhood in the jurisdiction... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani has nominated replacement for two acting ministers and has appointed two directors, one advisor, a deputy head and a governor by issuing separate decrees.    A copy of the presidential orders... read more
KABUL (PAJHWOK): Enabling women to earn a living, 3,400 small fruit and vegetable home gardens and orchards have been established across the country, the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) said on Tuesday. A statement from... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah Abdullah on Saturday appreciated the Afghan girl robotics team for their achievement in the United States, saying the team showed the Afghan women could shine in every field and bring laurels... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Congratulating Afghan girl robotics team on achieving silver medal in Washington, President Ghani said on Wednesday the achievement showed Afghan girls, despite challenges, could be great models for their generations in the field of... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani has ordered reconstruction of schools damaged in May 31 truck bombing in Kabul on a priority basis, the Presidential Palace said on Wednesday. About 150 people were killed and more than 350 were wounded in... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Civil society activists, expressing concern over increasing insecurity in the country, on Friday asked the government to appoint a commission for investigation into recent terrorist attacks in Kabul. About three weeks ago on May... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Unknown gunmen on Sunday kidnapped a foreign advisor to the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL), a security official said. The well-placed security source, who wished anonymity, told Pajhwok Afghan News the... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): First Lady Rula Ghani has urged the mothers to rear children while teaching them peace, tolerance and patriotism for the sake of a peaceful and stable Afghanistan. In her message on the occasion of Mother’s Day in Afghanistan,... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani on Wednesday condemned terrorist attacks in Tehran and asked all countries, particularly neighbors, to seriously fight terror groups and their hideouts. About 12 have been killed and 40 injured in the IS-... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Two would-be suicide bombers detonated their explosives before reaching to their target after chased by police in the capital Kabul on Tuesday. Kabul police spokesman, Abdul Basir Mujahid told Pajhwok Afghan news that the suicide... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) country director in Afghanistan, Kate O’Rourke, on Sunday said “hundreds of Afghan families are desperately fleeing armed conflict in (northern) Kunduz province.” “Many are accommodated with... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): “Iran considers non-Machine Readable Passports (MRPs) and cards issued to Afghan refugees and students living there as invalid.” This was told to CEO Dr. Abdullah Abdullah on Saturday by a number of Afghan refugees’... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani on Wednesday said his government gave priority to national programs with main focus on Afghan children and their education. President Ghani, during a meeting with World Bank’s vice president Jan Walliser at... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok):  President Ashraf Ghani encouraged Indonesian businessmen to make investments in various sectors of Afghanistan, identifying security and safety of foreign investors as his government’s top most priority. The president, who... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Police on Tuesday claimed preventing a car bomb attack in capital Kabul by detaining a would-be suicide bomber. Abdul Basir Mujahid, 101 Asmai Zone police spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News the alleged bomber was detained in the... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Dozens of civil society activists on Wednesday protested against Wolesi Jirga members over not unseating the incumbent senior security bosses. The protestors in a symbolic move cast ‘a no-confidence vote’ to parliament members... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) on Tuesday said the government had not yet taken a final decision whether to attend the Moscow meeting or not, but discussions on the matter were underway. Ahmad Shekib Mustaghni, MoFA... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): A photograph by Pajhwok Afghan News photojournalist Fayyaz Omari was among the top 10 media activities in Afghanistan during the outgoing solar year. Afghanistan Journalists’ Centre (AJC) celebrated March 17 as the National... read more
KABUL CITY (Pajhwok): Unidentified gunmen have shot dead two policemen in the limits of eighth police district in the capital city of Kabul, an official said on Tuesday. Abdul Basir Mujahid, spokesman for the 101 Azmei police zone, told Pajhwok... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Interior (MoI) on Monday said one person was killed and several others wounded in a roadside bombing in the capital Kabul this afternoon. The MoI spokesman, Seddiq Seddiqi tweeted on his twitter account a woman... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): At least 30 people, including doctors and patients, were killed and 50 more wounded after gunmen dressed as medics stormed a military hospital in Kabul on Wednesday, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) said. Maj. Gen. Dawlat Waziri, a... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Imam Mohammad Warymoch has been appointed as secretary of the Independent Election Commission (IEC), a well-placed source said on Wednesday. A reliable source at the IEC confirmed the appointment of Warymoch to Pajhwok Afghan... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) on Sunday said it summoned the Pakistani ambassador to Kabul over issues concerning relations between the two neighbouring countries. A statement from the MoFA said deputy foreign minister... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation (MAIL) on Sunday announced torching low quality and expired animal medicines worth one million afghanis in capital Kabul. A statement from MAIL said 106 various types of... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghan embassy in Islamabad on Monday handed over a list of 85 terrorists and 32 terrorist training centres functional in Pakistan and asked the neighbouring country to take action against them, a statement from the Ministry of... read more