Defense Minister Abdullah Habibi and Army Chief of Staff Qadam Shah Shahim addressed a press conference on Monday and said they had resigned on their own accord and no one had forced them to do so.
The Afghan Ministry of Commerce and Industries (MoCI) is still awaiting Pakistan’s response in regards to holding the seventh Afghanistan-Pakistan Transit Issue Contract Agreement (APTICA).
President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani hailed the provincial governor of the northern Balkh province Atta Mohammad Noor for his dedicated work for the province, saying ‘Noor has always made request for the improvement of Balkh and not for himself’.
Former water and energy minister Ismail Khan on Wednesday claimed Turkmenistan had relations with the Taliban and was supplying weapons to the group.
“National unity in our homeland, unity among people of Afghanistan is the only response to enemies of this country, but that unity cannot be ensured if discrimination remains,” said the Chief Executive of Afghanistan, Abdullah Abdullah.
President Ashraf Ghani discussed Afghanistan and regional security, counter terrorism and parliamentary elections with HR McMaster, the Unites States National Security Advisor, the Presidential Palace said in a statement on Saturday.
The price of diesel edged up while that of petrol, firewood and Kazakhstani flour dropped during the ongoing week in Kabul, market sources said on Saturday.
Abdul Hadi, a worker at Wazir Abad Pump Station, told Pajhwok Afghan News the price of a litre of diesel increased from 41afs to 42afs due to its price increase in global markets.
Pakistan’s export of cement to Afghanistan has decreased from 0.174 million tons to 0.166 million tons during of January 2017, compared to the corresponding period last year, Pakistani media reported on Monday.
The Afghan army will deploy around 600 soldiers to southern Helmand province of Afghanistan in an apparent move to suppress the growing insurgency by the militants in this province.