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Afghan-Pak Joint Economic Commission meeting postponed

The Afghan-Pak Joint Economic Commission (JEC) meeting is postponed and will be held in the last quarter of the year in Islamabad, according to a statement from Pakistan’s Finance Ministry. The meeting was initially planned to be held at the

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Afghan-PAK 10th Joint Economic Commission meeting to be held in August

The 10th Afghanistan-Pakistan Joint Economic Commission is slated for August 26-27 in Islamabad, Pakistan. The dates were finalized in a meeting between Afghan Ambassador to Pakistan Janan Mosazai and Pakistani Finance Minister Ishaq Dar on Wednesday. Minister Dar informed Afghan

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Heart of Asia senior officials say security key to Afghanistan’s prosperity

Senior Officials of the members and supporters of the Heart of Asia-Istanbul process met on Monday in Islamabad to confer on and assess Afghanistan’s security situation and the Heart of Asia region. The participants agreed that peace, security and stability

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Why Pakistan wants to open more trade routes with Afghanistan?

Pakistan’s Commerce Minister Khurram Dastagir Khan during his recent visit to Kabul brought up the issue of opening more trade routes with Afghanistan. Afghanistan and Pakistan presently have four trade routes: Chaman, Ghulam Khan, Torkham and Miran Shah. Mirnashah is

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Iran, Pakistan imposing up to 90% tariffs on Afghan iron products

Afghan iron producers have complained about excessive tariffs imposed by Iran and Pakistan on iron exported from Afghanistan. According to reports, up to 90% tariffs are imposed on all iron products exported to Iran and Pakistan, a move that has

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Afghanistan, Pakistan, Tajikistan to agree on a transit trade agreement in 3 months

Afghanistan, Pakistan and Tajikistan agreed to finalize the draft for a transit trade agreement in three months at a meeting in Islamabad on Sunday. Details of the trilateral trade agreement were discussed at the meeting and the three participants reached

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Key road linking Pakistan with Afghanistan opens in Waziristan

Pakistani army chief Gen. Raheel Sharif inaugurated a key road linking Afghanistan and Pakistan in the South Waziristan tribal region in a bid to revive the local economy in the country’s tribal regions and northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. The Central

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Afghanistan urges World Bank to stop funding Dasu Dam

According to Afghan Foreign Ministry, the National Security Council of Afghanistan has urged World Bank (WB) to halt funding of the Dasu Dam Hydropower Project in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province. The dam is to be built on Kabul-Indus river in Kohistan

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Pak-Afghan Joint Chamber of Commerce and Industry confer on economic cooperation

In a five-day meeting in Karachi city of Pakistan, the Pakistan-Afghanistan Joint Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PAJCCI) discussed economic cooperation between the two neighboring countries and ways to solve transit issues. The Chamber is formed by private business leaders

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Fight against corruption results in 19% increase in Nangarhar's customs revenues

Officials have reported an increase of 19% in Nangarhar’s customs revenues over the first quarter of the current Afghan fiscal year. They hope the figure would double by the end of the this year. The hike in the revenues is

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Fight against corruption results in 19% increase in Nangarhar’s customs revenues

Officials have reported an increase of 19% in Nangarhar’s customs revenues over the first quarter of the current Afghan fiscal year. They hope the figure would double by the end of the this year. The hike in the revenues is

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Afghan government urged to address water disputes with neighboring countries

Residents of eastern Kunar, southeastern Khost, northern Balkh and southern Helmand provinces called on the government in a gathering  to increase efforts in building dams and controlling Afghanistan’s water resources. This comes amid fears that Afghanistan’s is unable to control

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Traders smuggle LPG from Afghanistan to Pakistan

Officials of the Oil and Gas Enterprise of Afghanistan’s Ministry of Commerce and Industries said that a number of Afghan and Pakistani traders are involved in smuggling Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) through the Spin Boldak district in Kandahar, Afghanistan into

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Afghanistan’s economy to dwindle post 2014- Senior US Official

The Director of National Intelligence (DNI) James R Clapper said the Afghan economy is likely to shrink after the withdrawal of foreign forces, which is scheduled for the year 2014. According to Mr. Clapper, the Taliban remain to be a

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Afghanistan’s natural resources are in danger

Herat’s Directorate of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock held a conference on the introduction, conservation and development of natural resourced with collaboration from the United Nations Development Program-UNDP. According to the directorate’s officials, interventions from the neighboring countries and insecurity have

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Pakistan yet to build the Jalalabad-Torkham road

Public Works Minister Najibullah Awjan said work on the second lane of the Jalalabd-Torkham would be launched soon upon the completion of the survey next week. The project was initially launched with financial support from Pakistan, but the project has

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Afghan foreign minister meets with his Pakistani counterpart

The 10-member Afghan delegation led by Foreign Minister Dr. Zalmai Rassoul arrived in Islamabad on Friday morning to hold bilateral talks with neighboring Pakistan. During his rate visit, Minister Rassoul met with his Pakistani counterpart Hina Rabbani Khar Though the

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Prices of Bamyan potatoes decline due to imports from Pakistan and Iran

Farmers in Bamyan said potato imports from Iran and Pakistan to Afghan markets have resulted in decline of Bamyan potatoes. “Despite the high yields of potatoes this year in Bamyan, we do not have good sales,” said Rajab Ali, one

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Pakistan to restart work on incomplete projects

Pakistan has promised resumption of work on several incomplete projects in Afghanistan, the Ministry of Finance said on Monday. A statement from the ministry said President Hamid Karzai discussed the issue with his Pakistani counterpart, Asif Ali Zardari, on the

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Joint Chamber Established between Afghanistan and Pakistan

The Pak-Afghan Joint Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PAJCCI) has opened in Karachi on the 13 March in a move to resolve transit issues between the countries and attract investors. This step has been agreed in the Afghanistan Pakistan Transit

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