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No balance in uplift projects among Baghlan districts

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Aug 26, 2017 - 17:07
PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): In the past eight years, some 3,385 development projects have been implemented in northern Baghlan province, with some districts getting a small share in the schemes, Pajhwok Afghan News has learnt. Costing over five billion...
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Contracts awarded to Lebanese firm opaque, obscure

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Aug 26, 2017 - 14:05
KABUL (Pajhwok): On Afghanistan’s reconstruction front, contracts for several projects worth millions of dollars have been awarded to a Lebanese firm in an opaque and obscure manner. Pajhwok Afghan News conducted detailed investigations to ascertain...
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Nimroz residents’ interest grows in pistachio farming

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Aug 24, 2017 - 23:43
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): The residents of southwestern Nimroz province have been increasingly taking interest in plantation of pistachio farms, an official says. Mohammad Akbar Sharifi, Nimroz’s agriculture director, told Pajhwok Afghan News during an...
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Afghans show mixed reaction to new US strategy

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Aug 22, 2017 - 17:39
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghans living in various parts of the country on Tuesday expressed mixed reaction to the new US strategy on Afghanistan. Some people called the new strategy as ‘helpful’ but others believed it was against the country’s interests...
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Poppy grown on 20,000 acres of land in Balkh

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Aug 13, 2017 - 16:10
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): Poppy has been cultivated on more than 20,000 acres of land in northern Balkh province and so far 336 tones of the crop’s yield has been collected, a civil society group said on Sunday. Khat Civil Society organization,...
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Pajhwok’s in-time report helps desperate man, daughter

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Aug 10, 2017 - 12:13
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Pajhwok Afghan News helped end the financial woes of a man who offered his three years old daughter for sale to find money for the burial of his wife in northwestern Faryab province. Amrullah’s wife was diagnosed with tuberculoses...
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Women work at Herat wool plants against low wages

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Aug 09, 2017 - 18:53
HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): Women working in wool and cashmere factories in western Herat province complain about low wages and demand early solution to the issue. The women extract and clean wool and cashmere used in making carpets and clothes. Bibi Gul...
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Nimroz women complete agriculture training course

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Aug 09, 2017 - 16:13
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Hundreds of women in southwestern Nimroz province have received training and equipment for home gardens, an official said on Wednesday. Mohammad Akbar Sharifi, agriculture and irrigation director, said around 500 poor and widowed...
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Privatisation of conflict not discussed with Kabul

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Aug 09, 2017 - 15:52
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghan government says it has come to know from media reports about the transfer of the conflict duty to private US companies and the issue has not been discussed with it. The government’s reaction comes weeks after head of...
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Kunduz media outlets: Women’s representation down by 60pc

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Aug 08, 2017 - 16:40
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): The presence of women in local media organisations of northern Kunduz province has declined by 60 percent in the past two years, Pajhwok Afghan News has learnt. Currently, only 32 women are working for nine radio stations and...
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Kandaharis losing faith in Afghan-Indo air corridor

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Aug 07, 2017 - 20:06
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Fresh fruit traders in southern Kandahar province say they are concerned about no further exports via the Afghanistan-India air corridor after the inaugural flights. The businessmen say they were hopeful the air corridor...
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Nimroz melon, watermelon yield goes up by 80pc

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Aug 06, 2017 - 16:14
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): There has been an 80 percent increase in the watermelon and melon yield this year in southwestern Nimroz province, an official said on Sunday. Agriculture and Irrigation Director Akbar Sharifi told Pajhwok Afghan News Nimroz had...
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Jalalabad moneychangers say received life threats

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Aug 05, 2017 - 18:42
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Moneychangers in Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, on Saturday asked the government to issue them arms license to protect themselves against individuals threatening them with elimination. They told a press...
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1,200 people grabbing 125,000 acres of Balkh land

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Aug 05, 2017 - 16:51
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): Nearly 125,000 acres of land has been usurped in northern Balkh province during the past one and a half decades, a public representative said Saturday. Balkh provincial council head, Dr. Mohammad Afzal Hadid, told Pajhwok...
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Kunar female prisoners kept in Nangarhar jails

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Jul 26, 2017 - 18:05
ASADABAD (Pajhwok): Female prisoners from eastern Kunar province are kept in jails in neighboring Nangarhar province for the lack of required facilities. Official says the transfer of female prisoners from Nangarhar to Kunar for investigation is a...
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Not a single high school for girls in Paktika province

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Jul 26, 2017 - 12:43
SHARAN (Pajhwok): Some women in southeastern Paktika province complain their daughters are deprived of higher education because not a single high school for girls exists in the province. Bakht Bibi, a resident of Sharan, the provincial capital, told...
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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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