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Women’s presence in Nimroz pubic offices on the increase

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Sep 23, 2017 - 19:44
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): The number of women working in government offices has increased in southwestern Nimroz province, despite little work on females’ capacity building. Local officials say the women in Nimroz had played an active role in the previous...
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Kunduz: Taliban ban telecom services at nighttime

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Sep 20, 2017 - 18:40
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): The Taliban have forced telecom companies into suspending their services at nighttime in northern Kunduz province, local officials said on Wednesday. The Taliban also confirmed the ban on telecom services at night. A security...
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‘Speedy military vehicles often crush people in Kunduz’

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Sep 19, 2017 - 20:14
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): The residents of northern Kunduz province say security forces’ vehicles have never obeyed traffic rules and their reckless driving often result in fatal accidents.
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‘Personal interests’ behind Paktika schools’ closure

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Sep 19, 2017 - 17:54
SHARANA (Pajhwok): Forty schools have been closed in various districts of southeastern Paktika province, depriving thousands of students of education, officials and residents say. Mehraban Pashton, a resident of Khairkot district, told Pajhwok...
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Herat: Aid for women's capacity-building embezzled

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Sep 17, 2017 - 09:53
HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): Most of $101 million aid provided for capacity-building programmes for women in western Herat province has allegedly been embezzled, Pajhwok Afghan News has learnt. Some local officials and Provincial Council (PC) members...
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Afghanistan-India Air corridor flights resume after month delay

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Sep 16, 2017 - 14:22
KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): Cargo flights carrying fruits from southern Kandahar province to India started again after a months-long delay, officials said Saturday. After the opening of Afghanistan-India air corridor, it was the second cargo flight from...
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Graft alleged in education, population census depts

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Sep 12, 2017 - 16:40
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Some youth in northern Kunduz province have accused the departments of education and population census of massive corruption, saying posts of teachers and principles are being sold. Speaking to reporters in Kunduz City, the...
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Farmers' well-being a must to end poppy cultivation

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Sep 11, 2017 - 12:27
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Counter-narcotics officials in southern Kandahar province have linked an end to poppy cultivation to the economic well-being of farmers. They say as long as the financial situation of growers does not improve, it will be...
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Balkh filmmakers pushing through financial issues

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Sep 08, 2017 - 22:20
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): Filmmakers and artists in the capital of northern Balk province say they have been facing numerous issues and the government should give them special attention. There were two cinemas in Mazar-i-Sharif before the civil war...
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Port enterprise officials accused of seeking bribes

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Sep 06, 2017 - 18:17
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): A number of traders in northeastern Kunduz province have accused Sher Khan Port enterprise officials of extortion, asking the government to curb the illegal practice. The traders warned many companies would stop functioning in...
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Herat’s Zandajan now a major silk farming centre

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Sep 06, 2017 - 16:49
HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): The Zandajan district in western Herat province has become a major centre for cultivating silkworms, thanks to the abundance of mulberry bushes, according to residents. The residents said the silkworm industry, a 2000 years old...
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What is the UN doing to resolve conflict in Afghanistan?

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Sep 06, 2017 - 15:52
Summary: In a remote Afghan province, the UN seeks resolution to a conflict between an embattled media and Afghanistan’s only female governor. About this Feature Story : The UN Assistance Mission for Afghanistan (UNAMA) has a mandate to support the...
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Multiple challenges crippling Bamyan education sector

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Sep 06, 2017 - 00:19
BAMYAN CITY (Pajhwok): Administrative corruption, weak administration, lack of buildings for schools, professional teachers and equipments are factors crippling the education process in central Bamyan province, a report said on Tuesday. Published by...
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Nangarhar slate stone processing firms face uncertain fate

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Sep 05, 2017 - 18:09
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Officials at slate stone processing factories in eastern Nangarhar province say thousands of people would become jobless if the Ministry of Mines and Petroleum (MoMP) did not renew their contracts. They say the companies would...
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Above 60pc of Kandaharis deprived of health services

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Sep 04, 2017 - 16:50
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): More than 60 percent of the population in southern Kandahar province lacks access to healthcare services and residents say they have to sometimes travel to Pakistan or India for treatment. While patients from neighboring...
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IDPs seek solution to their problems as they have nothing to celebrate Eid

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Sep 01, 2017 - 10:12
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) have demanded the government to provide them with work opportunities as they have been facing multiple challenges.
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Eid makes no difference to us: Kids at Ashiana

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Sep 01, 2017 - 09:56
KABUL (Pajhwok): Poverty-stricken children being kept at Ashiana, an Afghan aid group, centre in Kabul say Eidul Adha would be no different from normal days for them.
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Pul-i-Charkhi jail inmates say miss families on Eid

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Sep 01, 2017 - 09:53
KABUL (Pajhwok): Prisoners at the Pul-i-Charkhi jail east of Kabul say they miss their families on Eid more than anytime. While death row inmates say they count days and nights to their death and are unconcerned about the festival.
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Most private medical labs ‘misdiagnose’ illnesses

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Aug 29, 2017 - 17:16
KABUL (Pajhwok): Despite spending hundreds of millions of dollars on Afghanistan’s private health sector during the past one and a half decades, the country’s citizens continue to face many issues when it comes to diagnosing a disease. Many citizens...
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‘Geodesy & Cartography Authority sans activity in 9 months’

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Aug 27, 2017 - 22:01
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Geodesy and Cartography Authority (GCA) has performed no activity since its merger with the Afghanistan Land Authority (ALA) nine months ago, sources said on Sunday. However, ALA officials denied they had poorly performed during...
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