Daily Archives: December 7, 2019

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Constitution Allows No Dealing on Rights of People, President Ghani

(BNA): President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in a meeting with members of election team of second vice president stressed on rule of law. In a ceremony held on this occasion at Salam Khana of Presidential Palace and attended by second vice president and a number of elders, President Ghani in his speech said: “Our common connectivity

Hekmatyar’s Campaign Supporters Hold Rally in Kabul

(ATN news): Addressing the marchers, Gulbudin Hekmatyar stated that any government imposed ‘illegally’ on Afghan people will not be acceptable for them. “We and a number of political parties and electoral tickets have committed to firmly stand against fraud and we will never accept a president who wins through fraud, bribery and betrayal,” said Hekmatyar.

Editorial: Thorny issues on road to peace

(Afghanistan Times): US special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad, who was in Kabul recently, has discussed with Afghan leaders ways of resuming the pivotal peace talks. Their meeting mainly revolved around truce and the Taliban’s safe havens outside the country, as well as the revival of peace talks. The leaders have reportedly emphasized that both issues –

NEPA Instructed to Plan for Preventing Air-Pollution

(BNA) President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in a meeting with the officials of the National Environment Protection Agency instructed for drawing up what he said an effective plan to prevent air pollution, a statement from the Presidential Office said Friday. During the meeting held at the Presidential Palace on Thursday,

Afghan Invests $6M in Paktia Pine Nuts Business

(TOLO news): Work on the factory has started, and six processing machines will be installed, said the investor, Haji Mohammad Gardizi. The target output of the factory is “500 (metric) tons of pine nuts in 24 hours.”  Gardizi did not mention an exact time for the factory’s completion but said that over 100 workers are

Attorney General Investigates Sex Abuse Allegations in Logar

(TOLO news): In mid-November research by Logar’s civil society, amplified by a report by the UK’s The Guardian as well as other news agencies, brought public attention to “hundreds” of sexually abused children and youth in six provincial schools where the study was done.  The report has faced mixed reactions publicly and among Afghan officials. The