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MPs clash over summoning ministers

PAN-Two Wolesi Jirga members on Monday nearly came to blows on the issue of summoning a dozen ministers who spent less than half of their development funds in 2011. The lower house had earlier voted overwhelmingly for summoning 11 ministers, but later

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Logar chromites being smuggled abroad

PAN-Chromites mines are being dug up unprofessionally by people in central Logar province, Minister of Mines Wahidullah Shahrani said on Monday. Addressing the inaugural ceremony for the mines department’s new building in Pul-i-Alam, the minister said the chromites were smuggled

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The high cost of disengagement

Washington Post- Walter Pincus The United States has spent nearly $600 billion over the past 10 years putting combat forces into Afghanistan. Now it’s going to cost an additional $5.7 billion over the next year or two just to transfer or return

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