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Pakistan releases some of the Afghan containers held at the Karachi Port

After 3 months of stoppage at the Karachi Port, the Pakistani government has announced the release of only 100 containers of the Afghan goods. The Afghan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) are not optimistic about this move and expects

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Disparity between Afghan high officials’ income and assets

The High Office of Oversight and Anti-Corruption (HOO) have begun investigating the land-holdings of about 70 top Afghan officials, after discovering the disparity between income and assets. The Anti-Corruption department recently announced that a number of high-officials refuse to register

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New Land Registration System to Enhance Transparency in Afghanistan

Land rights in Afghanistan are governed by overlapping and conflicting legal systems – informal systems, civil law, traditional practices, and municipal regulations. In many parts of the country, informal occupation of land brought about by conflict and displacement has further

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Fashion in Kabul comes at a high cost

Kabul is now home for large shopping centers offering a variety of clothes ranging from traditional outfits to the newest fashion available out there. The prices, however, have increased two-fold compared with the prices two years ago. A traditional Afghan

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DP World to explore opportunities in Afghanistan’s dry ports

DP world aims to develop ports in countries such as Afghanistan and Myanmar where the underdeveloped markets are showing potential for growth. According to DP world, these countries lack the right infrastructure. As a result, they would have to develop

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What is impeding the development projects in Kabul?

Officials of Security Transition Commission have cited security issues and lack of good governance as the main hindrances to the implementation of development projects. Speaking at a conference attended by officials from the capital and its districts, the Head of

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An Afghan Mystery: Why Are Large Shipments of Gold Leaving the Country?

By MATTHEW ROSENBERG- The New York Times KABUL, Afghanistan — Packed into hand luggage and tucked into jacket pockets, roughly hewed bars of gold are being flown out of Kabul with increasing regularity, confounding Afghan and American officials who fear

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Naghlu dam project hampered due to insecurity

Nangarhar Water and Energy Director Mohibullah Momand repeatedly urges the government to provide security to the Sarobi district of Kabul that is posing constant threat to power supply from Naghlu dam to eastern Nangarhar province. The project was due to

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12th ECO summit opens in Baku with Afghanistan in attendance

By Ahmadshah Ghanizada-The 12th summit of Economic Co-operation Organization (ECO) is opening in Baku on Tuesday with leaders from ten member states participating, including Central Asian Republics, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran and Turkey. President Hamid Karzai, leading a high level delegation,

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Afghanistan to host the 4th ECO Business Forum

Afghanistan is looking forward to hosting the 4th ECO (Economic Cooperation Organization) Business Forum and Buyers-Sellers Meetings on textile and mineral sectors in Kabul. ECO was founded in 1985 by Iran, Pakistan and Turkey for the purpose of promoting economic,

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Afghanistan, Peru sign diplomatic pacts

Afghan foreign Minister Zalami Rassoul signed an agreement on diplomatic relationship with his Peruvian counterpart Rafael Roncagliolo on Thursday on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York. Peru is willing to assist Afghanistan in countering narcotics, developing

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“More than 1000 historical monuments are endangered in Afghanistan”

Afghanistan’s minister of information and culture criticized the world community’s approach in relation to the tourism industry of Afghanistan and said their views on this particular industry are not persuasive. Minister Sayed Makhdoom Raheen told in a conference on Wednesday

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Insurance Services and its Problems in Afghanistan

Despite the presence of four insurance companies in Afghanistan, individual insurance coverage is yet not available in Afghanistan and majority of people’s property are not indemnified. The culture of insurance is not as widespread among the general public. The insurance

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Jawzjan Bakery and Confectionery Businesses Have Switched to Gas System

Despite the poor facilities at Jawzjan’s Department of Health, the Department has managed to replace combustible materials like coal and wood used in restaurants and bakery and confectionery shops with liquid gas. “Two reasons why we arrived to the decision

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Daikundi province of Afghanistan to have its largest food storage

Local authorities of Daikundi province announced the establishment of the largest food storage in the province. The storage, costing 20 million Afs, is funded by the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock. The storage is built on one acre of land

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Afghanistan should expand its relations with India, says experts

Political experts suggest strengthening trade ties with India; however, in a way that does not provoke a third country’s, Pakistan in particular, sensitivities. Pakistan is widely seen to be anxious about the Indo-Afghan relationship, as India is expanding its role

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2nd Exhibition of Afghan-Turk

The second exhibition of Afghan-Turk with the participation of 50 companies took place today, 03 Apr 2012, in Kabul. The exhibition was attended by Minister of Commerce and Industries, Turkey Ambassador, Minister of Economy, Head of Afghan Chamber of Commerce

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Angelina Jolie Working On Film About Afghanistan

Saturday, December 24, 2011 – American actress and director Angelina Jolie has been working on a script for a movie about Afghanistan but she doesn’t yet have the “confidence” to put it into production Att the film’s press day, Angelina

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