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Trade Has Increased by 50pc with Afghanistan: Pak Officials

Trade Has Increased by 50pc with Afghanistan, Pak Officials

LANDIKOTAL – The Pakistan Customs officials on Thursday said that despite scarce facilities and untrained staff at the Afghan Customs office, they have witnessed up to 50 percent increase in trade volume after the Pakistani prime minister inaugurated 24/7 opening of the Torkham border on September 18. However, Afghan authorities …

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IT Head of IEC Should be Investigated by AG: IECC

IT Head of IEC should be investigated by AG

KABUL – The Kabul branch of the Electoral Complaints Commission on Thursday called for the IT head of the IEC to be investigated by the Attorney General’s (AG) office, following technical issues with the biometric devices. This comes as election observers and members of election campaigns continue to criticize the …

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Threats Hinder TEFA to Disclose Presidential Election Findings

TEFA Threatened to Disclose Presidential Elections Findings

KABUL – The Transparent Election Foundation of Afghanistan (TEFA) officials have said they cannot disclose their findings regarding last month’s presidential elections due to the threats they have received from certain electoral teams. The TEFA officials on Wednesday told reporters that they have analyzed the result sheets of the presidential …

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Afghan Govt Refuses to Keep Torkham Border Open 24/7

Afghan Govt Refuses to Keep Torkham Border Open 24/7

KABUL – In a setback, the Afghan government has refused to work round the clock on the Pak-Afghan border in Torkham, citing shortage of staff and other problems, officials said on Wednesday. According to the fresh schedule, Afghan border security officials permit the trailers to cross only between 9 am …

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Half of Afghan Population Suffer From Depression, Anxiety

Half of Afghanistan Population Suffer From Depression, Anxiety

KABUL – According to Afghan health officials, more than half the Afghan population, including many survivors of conflict-related violence, struggle with depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress, but fewer than 10 percent receive adequate psychosocial support from the state, according to government documents. The Afghan government and international donors should expand …

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Ghani, Abdullah Meet US Senate Delegation in Kabul

KABUL – President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah met with a visiting US Senate delegation in Kabul, the Afghan Presidential Palace and Office of Chief Executive said in a statement. The delegation involved Democratic senators Margaret Hassan and Chirstopher Van Hollen. As per the statement by Presidential Palace, …

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Presidential Candidates Council Not to Accept Non-Biometric Votes

Presidential Candidates Council Not to Accept Non-Biometric Votes

KABUL – The council of presidential candidates on Monday warned that they will not accept the result of a fraudulent election. Presidential candidates Rahmatullah Nabil, Ahmad Wali Massoud, Shahab Hakimi, Faramarz Tamanna and Enayatullah Hafiz held a press conference in Kabul today. These candidates warned President Ashraf Ghani and Chief …

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10 Killed, 27 Wounded in an Explosion in Jalalabad

10 Killed, 27 Wounded in an Explosion in Jalalabad

JALALABAD – At least 10 civilians were killed and 27 others wounded as a blast targeted a mini-bus of security forces in Nangarhar’s provincial capital Jalalabad on Monday, provincial government spokesperson Attaullah Khogiani said. “An explosive-laden rickshaw was detonated next to a mini-bus of the national army’s recruitment personnel in …

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