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  Afghanistan’s Squandered Foreign Aid Has Young Businessmen Worried About Future KABUL, Afghanistan — About three years ago, Abdul Fattah grew tired of seeing his cousins driving fancy cars, impressing girls and earning the respect of strangers, and decided it

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Afghans Complain about oil price increase

According to reports, Afghan households are unhappy about soaring oil prices in the country. Although the government has repeatedly spoken about making efforts to decrease oil prices, a large of people, taxi drivers in particular, complain about high prices of

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President Karzai calls for strengthening of carpet industry

As the concerns over discoloring of Afghan carpets and receding condition of the carpet industry have increased, President Karzai has called on all Afghans to cooperate in strengthening the industry. President Karzai in his latest statement on radio, which was

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Afghan Agriculture Minister Requests for Expanding Market for Agricultural Products

 The fourth meeting between officials of the Ministry of Commerce and Agriculture for raising the level of marketing of agricultural products was held in Kabul. The officials from both ministries requested national businessmen to make more efforts in investing in

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Zabul’s New Agriculture Institute

An agriculture institute was inaugurated in southern Zabul province for high school graduates. Ministry of Higher Education ordered the construction of the agriculture institute earlier this year, said Najeebullah, an official at the Zabul education department. The institute would offer

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Gas, sugar prices decline in Kabul

Prices of sugar and liquefied gas went down during the outgoing week in Kabul, where rates of other essential daily-use commodities stayed stable, retailers said on Thursday. Taimani-based gas dealer Abdullah told Pajhwok Afghan News one kilogram was sold for

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Council of Ministers Discussion on Reconstruction

Economic Committee of The Council of Ministers, chaired by second vice president, Mohammad Karim Khalili, discussed extension and protection of highways. The committee decided to prevent vehicles with high tonnage on the highways to prevent damages caused to the highways

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Group weddings in Bamyan

Hundreds of young couples have celebrated their marriage together- a collective ceremony that was held by financial support of Global Welfare Organization in Bamyan province. Yusuf Ali, head of Global Welfare Organization said: “We have identified and registered young people

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Surplus of power supply in Kandahar

Local officials in southern Kandahar reported that 75% of residents in southern Kandahar residents would be able to have access to electricity, after authorities have managed to create a surplus. One of the factors that has increased power supply was

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United State to rebuild Kajaki Dam in Helmand

The United States of America will rebuild the Kajaki Dam in Helmand province as a part of war end programs in Afghanistan at a cost of USD 471 million dollars to the people of Helmand and Kandahar provinces who will

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Cold Storage Rooms to be built for agricultural products in Kabul

 A group of Afghan traders pledged to build cold storage facilities for agricultural products in some districts of Kabul. Due to improper post harvest  operations, 40% of agricultural products go to waste, according to the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and

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Ministry of Mines Bans Illegal Extraction Of Mines in Bamyan

A source of Ministry of Mines declared that eighty three coal mines in Bamyan where illegal and non-technical extraction was taking place were closed in a special operation.  Deputy Minister of Mines Nasir Ahmad Durrani headed a team of delegation

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Onyx Construction Company fails of promises

Some customers of the Onyx Construction Company have reported complaints against the company for its delayed construction projects.  They say that the construction of residential buildings that belongs to Onyx Construction Company have either stopped or the work is going

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Nangarhar Protestors Demanding Kick-Start of Infra Projects

Youth and civil society members protested on Tuesday in eastern Nangarhar province demanding the government to get mega infrastructure projects going. The protestors threatened they would close all roads leading to central Kabul unless the government launches  the Naghlo power station,

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Tokyo Conference Must Make Clear the World Community Commitment to Afghanistan post 2014

A number of active civil society members in a gathering on Monday called for the specification of commitment from the world community at the Tokyo conference, which is due to be held on July 8. The purpose of the conference

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Healthy economy will bring stability to Afghanistan

Afghanistan may be back in the American consciousness, but this is hardly good news. If anything, US President Barack Obama’s much-needed focus on the campaign against the Taliban has outlined just how difficult the fight has become. Frustrated with what

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Ghazni villages devastated by heavy rainfalls

20 villages in the district of Andar and Deh Yak in southern Ghazni province were hit by heavy rains and hailstorm on Saturday. Farmers from the districts claimed that the rainfall lashed their farms. “I had grown onions in 20

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Corruption and Insecurity Cause Factories to Shutdown in Herat

130 factories are shut down in the industrial city of Herat due to bureaucratic processing through the government , lack of electricity, water and security. According to Hamidullah Khadim, Head of Industries Union, 180 factories are actively working in Herat

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Program to Facilitate Government Service Delivery to Afghans

The Ministry of Finance (MOF) and the Independent Administrative Reform and Civil Service Commission (IARCSC) launched a $350 million Capacity Building for Results (CBR) program on 22nd May 2012 in Marmarin palace, financed by the multi-donor Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund

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Low-Value Notes are Valid- Confirms the Central Bank

Da Afghanistan Bank, the Central Bank of Afghanistan, rejected rumors of low-denomination banknotes declared as invalid by the Bank. Rumors had it that the Central Bank has declared small-valued notes as invalid due to which phone card vendors and some

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Reconstruction projects start in Nuristan

Various reconstruction projects including the construction of a road, started in eastern Nuristan province during the visit of ministers of finance and public welfare on Saturday, an official said. Spokesman of Ministry of Finance, Wahidullah Tawhidi, told Pajhwok Afghan News

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“The Chief of audit of Kabul Bank is a liar.” -President Karzai’s brother

Mahmmood Karzai rejected the accusations regarding Kabul Bank issue. He said that poor management and inefficiency in the government have been the reasons why the issue of Kabul Bank was not dealt with properly. Mahmood Karzai  referred to  Abul Hamid

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“The Chief of audit of Kabul Bank is a liar.” -President Karzai's brother

Mahmmood Karzai rejected the accusations regarding Kabul Bank issue. He said that poor management and inefficiency in the government have been the reasons why the issue of Kabul Bank was not dealt with properly. Mahmood Karzai  referred to  Abul Hamid

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IMF head Lagarde: Tax-shy Greeks ‘must help themselves’

IMF head Christine Lagarde has urged Greeks to pay taxes, saying she worries more about the plight of children in sub-Saharan Africa than the people of the crisis-hit European nation. In an interview with the Guardian newspaper, Ms Lagarde suggested

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IMF head Lagarde: Tax-shy Greeks 'must help themselves'

IMF head Christine Lagarde has urged Greeks to pay taxes, saying she worries more about the plight of children in sub-Saharan Africa than the people of the crisis-hit European nation. In an interview with the Guardian newspaper, Ms Lagarde suggested

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