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Nangarhar poultry farm industry growing despite problems

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Jul 25, 2017 - 01:11
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The establishment of around 2,500 poultry farms in eastern Nangarhar provinces has met domestic need and generated thousands of jobs for people. However, the farm owners complain the government is paying no attention to their...
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Khostis demand waiting places for women

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Jul 22, 2017 - 18:44
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Civil society activists and residents have asked the municipality and other officials to build proper waiting places for women in southeastern Khost province. Except in hospitals, there are facilities like waiting rooms for...
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Delay in launch of solar power project sparks resentment

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Jul 22, 2017 - 16:00
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Land has been acquired and cable stretched as part of a 10-megawatt solar power project in southern Kandahar province, but the donor stopped work on the plant’s installation in winter. Residents of Kandahar complain of the...
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Unprofessional pharmacists threaten people’s lives

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Jul 19, 2017 - 15:39
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Most pharmacists in southern Ghazni province are without professional qualifications, giving patients wrong or expired medicine, residents complain. Mohammad Rahim, an inhabitant of Ghazni City, the provincial capital, told...
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Batikot district set to produce kinnow this season

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Jul 16, 2017 - 11:49
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Agriculture officials in eastern Nangarhar province have predicted a 10 percent surge in kinnow production this year. Kinnow farms have been established over 1,500 acres of land of the canalisation department, which is set to...
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In Maimana, open sale of drugs sparks worries

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Jul 15, 2017 - 16:23
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Drugs are being sold openly in northwestern Fayab province, with the authorities concerned failing to crack down on the illicit business, officials and residents claimed on Saturday. Abdullah, a resident of Pashtunkot district,...
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Frequent flight delays trigger passenger grievances

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Jul 12, 2017 - 15:37
KABUL (Pajhwok): A number of passengers, irked by frequent delays in departures and arrivals, allege some flights are set back for hours without any reason. Afghan Ariana Airline (AAA) and Kam Air Officials acknowledge delays in flight departures...
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Wheat & barley production up in Nimroz

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Jul 11, 2017 - 15:15
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Wheat and barley production has increased two times in southeastern Nimroz province this year, an official said on Tuesday. Agriculture Director Mohammad Akbar Sharifi, in an exclusive interview with Pajhwok Afghan News, said the...
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Samangan wheat harvest 28pc down this season: official

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Jul 11, 2017 - 12:00
AIBAK (Pajhwok): A 28 percent drop has been estimated in wheat harvest in northern Samangan province this season despite cultivation of the crop on a nine percent more land, an official says. Najibullah Joya, an official at the provincial...
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Pakistani militias fencing border inside Barmal district: residents

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Jul 06, 2017 - 21:57
SHARANA (Pajhwok): Local residents on Thursday claimed the Pakistani militia forces have started fencing the border area inside Barmal district of southeastern Paktika province. They said the border fencing on the Afghan land in Zawaba Mountain of...
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Barred from attacking Taliban checkpoints: Soldiers

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Jul 05, 2017 - 15:35
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Some Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers in northern Kunduz province claim they were not allowed to hit Taliban’s checkpoints on the main highway. Critical of the restrictions from top commanders, the soldiers say the...
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Afghan-India air corridor effective, economical: Traders

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Jul 05, 2017 - 00:14
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Fresh and dried fruits businessmen in southern Kandahr province say trade through the air corridor with India is “inexpensive” and “easy.” The traders seek continuation of the air corridor between India and Afghanistan, but...
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Daesh seeks to roll out own curriculum in Darz Aab schools

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Jul 04, 2017 - 12:58
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): The Daesh militant group has informed residents of the Darz Aab district of northern Jawzjan province it will soon introduce its self-styled curriculum in schools, officials said on Tuesday. Inhabitants and officials say the...
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Faryab women vexed over insecurity, discrimination

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Jul 02, 2017 - 17:06
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Women in northwestern Faryab province acknowledge significant progress in political, education and other fields over the past 15 years, but view growing insecurity, negative traditions and discrimination as main challenges. Asila...
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Displaced before Eid, Haska Mena IDPs in dire situation

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Jul 02, 2017 - 01:35
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Hundreds of families, who were ordered to vacate homes three days ahead of Eidul Fitr prior to planned airstrikes against Daesh militants in Haska Mena district of eastern Nangarhar province, remain displaced. The families...
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Over 140 armed groups operating in Ghazni: Police chief

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Jul 01, 2017 - 11:51
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): As many as 142 militant groups have been active in southern Ghazni province and rebels from other parts join them at times, the police chief says. Brig. Gen. Aminullah Amarkhel, in an exclusive interview with Pajhwok Afghan...
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Ubiquitous blasts prompted me into demining: Afghanmal

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Jul 01, 2017 - 10:17
KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): A police officer in southern Kandahar province has defused more than 10,000 landmines, thereby saving thousands of lives. 1st Lt. Sirajuddin Afghanmal has been serving in Zherai, Panjwai and Maiwand districts of Kandahar over the...
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Nangarharis face unruly traffic after roads closure

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Jun 30, 2017 - 01:12
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Residents say several roads have been closed in the capital of eastern Nangarhar province for security reasons, creating inconvenience for local residents and commuters. Passengers on the Jalalabad-Torkham highway and residents...
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Cesarean deliveries on the increase in Herat

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Jun 29, 2017 - 17:58
HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): More than 23,000 births have been registered in western Herat province in 1395 solar year, with 4,000 babies being conceived through surgical operations, officials said on Thursday. Dr. Mohammad Asif Kabir, deputy public health...
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‘Happy to be in prison learning literacy skills’

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Jun 29, 2017 - 14:42
CHARIKAR (Pajhwok): “I can now read and write, so I am very happy. I wish I had been jailed a few years ago, so I could be literate,” says a prisoner learning in the main prison of central Parwan province. Abdul Lateef, 40, hails from the Tatmudra...
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