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Chinese burqas are outselling Afghan made burqas

The burqa business goes bust in Afghanistan, as the Chinese burqas have flooded Afghan markets. Chinese burqas come pre-embroidered, leaving only the cap and veil in the hands of Afghan seamstresses. This is a much simpler and cheaper process than

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Afghan Finance Minister heads for Washington for IMF-WB spring meeting

Finance Minister Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal left for Washington on Monday to attend the spring meeting of the World Bank (WB) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Leading a high level delegation, Minister Zakhilwal will attend the plenary session of the

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Takhar revenue increases by 47mn AFN

Standing at 197mn AFN, the revenue of Takhar province has increased by 47mn AFN last Afghan calendar year (1391) that ended on March 21, 2013. In 1390, the revenue was 150mn AFN. The officials have linked the jump in revenue

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Fourth Cohort of Afghan Students Receives Master of Education Degree

Twenty-two students received Master of Education degrees today from Shahid Professor Rabani Education University, as senior Afghan and U.S. education officials watched. The graduate program is part of a joint Afghan-U.S. effort to enhance education in Afghanistan. The ceremony at

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Distribution of improved seeds begins in Baghlan

Officials of the Baghlan agriculture department have begun distribution of improved wheat seeds to hundreds of farmers. The 518 distribution packages include 10kg of improved seeds and 2 bags of fertilizers in each package for the farmers in the districts of

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Four new tunnels to be built on Salang Highway

Officials of the Public Affairs Ministry said work on the construction of four new tunnels on Salang Highway are in the process. Salang Highway is an important link between northern and southern Afghanistan crossing the Hindukush mountain range under the

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Afghan Local Police assists in Panjwai School opening

District leaders officially opened Adjimzai School during a ribbon-cutting ceremony in Adjimzai village, Panjwai district, Kandahar province, April 13. Afghan Local Police members, village elders and parents regained control of their school from insurgents, in December 2012, by locating and

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