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'Powerful Figures' Involved in Land Grabbing: Parliament Commission

By Saleha Sadaat- Tolo News The newly formed parliament commission on supervising the government’s activities said Saturday that 1.25 million acres of land have been confiscated illegally over the past few years across the country, with powerful figures heavily involved

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‘Powerful Figures’ Involved in Land Grabbing: Parliament Commission

By Saleha Sadaat- Tolo News The newly formed parliament commission on supervising the government’s activities said Saturday that 1.25 million acres of land have been confiscated illegally over the past few years across the country, with powerful figures heavily involved

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Poor human capital a major challenge to Afghan government-Vice President Mohammad Karim Khalili

Vice President Mohammad Karim Khalili called on the government to work towards improving human capital in the country. He cited poor human capital as a major challenge to the development of the country after security. “Despite improvement in workforce, Afghan

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Finance Ministry to amend the draft budget after rejection from the Parliament

According to spokesman Wahid Tawhidi, the Ministry of Finance is working to amend the draft budget that was rejected by the House of Representatives last week. “We are working on the budget and will see if we can make more

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Joint Iran-Afghanistan University to be established soon

Iranian Minister of Science, Research and Technolog, Kamran Daneshjoo, announced on Friday that his country is willing to share its experience in the area of higher education with Afghanistan by establishing a joint Afghan-Iran university in near future. Iran-Afghanistan university

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2nd day without power in Herat

According to the Pajhwork Afghan News, electricity remained suspended for a second consecutive day on Friday in western Herat province, pushing residents into deep trouble. Local officials blamed the blackout on technical problem in the transmission line coming from neighboring

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UN envoy details progress and challenges in Afghanistan

While Afghanistan continues to face significant challenges in areas such as human rights and protection, the country has realized strong political and development gains, according to the top UN envoy in the country. In his recent year-end briefing to the Security

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Nangarhar Laborers in search of jobs

Nangarhar laborers called on the Afghan government to undertake public service projects in the province to help generate employment opportunities for them. Daily wagers in the province can hardly afford to feed their families and blame the government for their

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UK to give Kabul £165m a year after its troops leave

Britain will have to provide Afghanistan with £165 million a year after troops leave to ensure the country does not collapse, according to a report by an influential think tank. Without the cash the fledgling democracy in Afghanistan will be

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President Karzai calls on private institutions to provide standard education to students

President Hamid Karzai urged the private sector education instituted to respond to student needs. He regarded the students as the future builders of Afghanistan and emphasized on the provision of modern age education to these students. “It is their duty

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