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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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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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Turki Al-Faisal Receives Ghazi Mir Bacha Khan Medal

Prince Turki

RIYADH – Saudi Prince Turki bin Faisal, chairman of the King Faisal Centre for Research and Islamic Studies, received Ghazi Mir Bacha Khan medal, one of the Afghanistan’s Highest honor, for his work and dedication, a media report said on Wednesday. Afghan Minister of Finance, Mohammad Humayon Qayoumi, and Afghan …

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Feature: Role of Media in Election Process

Role of Media in Election Process

In the modern world, media is a mean of conveying the messages of political groups and organizations to citizens. And using media, political parties and groups seek to increase their influence in public opinion by expanding their reach. This reach out is particularly increased at election time. Today, the role …

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Ghazni Residents Express Anger Over Rising Insecurity

Ghazni Residents Express Anger Over Rising Insecurity

KABUL – Ghazni residents on Friday expressed anger over rising insecurity in their province, asking for a concrete effort to improve security situation. According to them, the province would fall to Taliban again if steps are not taken to improve security. Shah Mohammad, the resident of Ghazni province, said the …

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Pre-election Withdrawal of Voter Names Under Scrutiny

Pre-election Withdrawal of Voter Names Under Scrutiny

KABUL – The Independent Election Commission (IEC) said Friday it had withdrawn the names of 400,000 people from the voting list before the presidential election. According to officials at the commission, this step was taken to ensure transparency and to prevent the use of fake ID cards. “At the time …

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Arg’s Sediqqi and MoFA’s Ahmadi in Twitter Duel

Palace’s Sediqqi And MoFA’s Ahmadi In Twitter Duel

KABUl – On Thursday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson Sibghatullah Ahmadi publicly supported Pakistan’s hosting of a Taliban delegation, while President Ashraf Ghani’s spokesperson Sediq Sediqqi condemned the meeting as inappropriate. Later in a tweet, Sediqqi claimed that MoFA’s Ahmadi was not expressing the views of the Afghan government. …

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New President to Take Oath in Three Weeks: Ghani

New President to Take Oath in Three Weeks, Ghani

KABUL – Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said on Saturday that the new president will take oath of office in next three weeks. This comes as the country’s Independent Election Commission (IEC) has said that final results from the poll would be announced on November 7, which is just over a …

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Deadly Airstrike Targets a Group of Militants: ANA

Airstrike

MAZAR-E-SHARIF – A deadly airstrike targeted a group of Taliban militants in northern Balkh province with preliminary reports indicating the airstrike inflicted heavy casualties on Taliban fighters, Afghan National Army (ANA) said in a statement. As per the statement, the security forces conducted the precision airstrike in Asyab Sharaf Village …

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