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No female journalist in Zabul, complain residents

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Dec 11, 2017 - 17:34
QALAT (Pajwhok): The residents of southern Zabul province are complaining about the lack of female journalists and say their absence has rendered women unable to share their concerns. Freedom of expression and media coverage is considered one of the...
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Panel for combating human trafficking has no bank account yet

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Dec 11, 2017 - 15:22
KABUL (Pajhwok): Officials of the High Commission for Combating Trafficking in Persons claim making headway in arresting individuals involved in human smuggling. But the officials have been unable to create a bank account for the panel so far. The...
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Firewood prices jump in Kunduz as winter arrives

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Dec 10, 2017 - 17:51
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): With the advent of winter, firewood prices have almost doubled in the capital of northern Kunduz province, residents complain. Currently seven kilograms of firewood and coal is sold for 100 afghanis compared to 60 afghanis...
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Life paralyzed in Gardez due to security barriers

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Dec 10, 2017 - 16:31
GARDEZ (Pajhwok): The authorities in southeastern Paktia province have closed general roads inside the provincial capital, Gardez, and a highway that connects the city with several districts, causing a great deal of inconvenience to residents...
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In Nangarhar, big-time land-grabbers remain at large

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Dec 10, 2017 - 15:55
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Despite president’s order, major land-grabbers are yet to be dragged to court in eastern Nangarhar province over the past two years, Pajhwok Afghan News has learnt. During his trip to Nangarhar in 2015, President Ashraf Ghani...
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Have seen nothing but pain, violence and slavery: Nelab

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Dec 10, 2017 - 10:51
KABUL (Pajhwok): The girl, who was deceived into marriage through a mobile phone, was not allowed to take divorce by her deceiving husband and was being raped and beaten up by him every day. Article 3 of the Human Trafficking and Immigrant...
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Afghans strive to create a new peace dialogue

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Dec 05, 2017 - 15:28
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): Distressed by violence sweeping parts of northern Afghanistan, Dr. NajibPaikan mounted the stairs of his mosque one recent day, and stepped up to the pulpit to provide his personal view of what is needed to “win the peace...
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Kunduz governance slow as acting heads reign

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Dec 03, 2017 - 18:24
KUNDUZ (Pajhwok): Running government departments by acting heads has slowed down governance related affairs in northern Kunduz province, local officials say. Based on information received by Pajhwok Afghan News, Kunduz departments headed by acting...
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Heratis accuse DABS of over-billing

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Dec 03, 2017 - 17:42
HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): A number of residents and provincial council members have accused Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) office in western Herat province of taking extra money from customers. DABS, the power distribution authority, has more...
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Millions of afghanis embezzled in Balkh township project

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Nov 29, 2017 - 19:44
PARAKH (Pajhwok): Nine years ago, millions of afghanis were collected from thousands of residents of central Panjsher province under a residential scheme in northern Balkh province, but none could obtain their property so far. Some sources say the...
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Power project: Parwan laborers say their wages missing

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Nov 28, 2017 - 18:20
KABUL (Pajhwok): A case involving non-payment of wages worth hundreds of thousands of afghanis for the digging of foundations for power pylons and claims of up to 1.6 million afghanis embezzlement in the electricity supply project in central Parwan...
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Most of drug addicts in Nimroz returned from Iran

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Nov 26, 2017 - 18:57
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): The number of drug addicted people has reached 10,000 in southwestern Nimroz province and most of these individuals have returned from Iran after going there for work, an official said on Sunday. Dr. Syed Khalil Kazemi, in charge...
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Bamyan’s Chahl Burja fort nearing extinction

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Nov 26, 2017 - 18:09
BAMYAN (Pajhwok): The Qala-i-Chahl Burja, a historic fort with 40 towers built around it in the Yakawalang-II district of central Bamyan provinces has been nearing extinction due to negligence on the part of the government. The historic fort is...
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Bounded child labour: I am working out of Compulsion

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Nov 25, 2017 - 12:31
Pul-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): A 15-year-old boy from central Logar province, employed by a well-off man for 1,400 kilograms of wheat a year, says he is not allowed to work elsewhere. “From dawn to dusk, I have to work hard. Barring emergencies, I’m not...
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Women reporters, seizing on global trends, empower voices against abuse

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Nov 25, 2017 - 09:34
MAZAR-I-SHARIF - In a year when the # metoo hashtag has inspired women across the globe to tell their personal tales of harassment and unwanted sexual advances in the workplace, one team of local female TV reporters in northern Afghanistan is...
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Once a victim, lawyer Bushra now defends others

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Nov 23, 2017 - 10:57
KABUL (Pajhwok): Now a defense lawyer, Bushra, who transformed herself from a helpless woman to a helpful citizen, says she has decided to defend women whose voices have been suppressed. A report covering Bushra headlined ‘ Standing up against a...
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Wardak PC election raises hope among women

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Nov 22, 2017 - 15:17
KABUL (Pajhwok): Insecurity and negative traditions have a negative impact on women’s lives in central Maidan Wardak province, but the election of three women to lead the Provincial Council has raised hope for a positive change. For the first time...
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Iran deports hundreds of Afghan refugee children

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Nov 20, 2017 - 18:26
HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): Iran has deported at least 1,000 Afghan refugee children into western Herat and southwestern Nimroz provinces in the past two months, local officials said Monday. The children were deported through the Islam Qala border...
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Children list education, security as greatest ambitions

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Nov 20, 2017 - 13:23
کابل (پژواک، ٢٩ عقرب ٩٦): شمار زیاد کودکان افغان مى گويند اگر رييس جمهور شوند ايجاد مکاتب را در صدر برنامه هاى کارى خود قرار مى دهند و به امنيت کشور شان بيشتر توجه مى کنند.
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Jalalabad roadside vendors causing ‘inconvenience’

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Nov 16, 2017 - 19:29
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Provincial Council (PC) members, shopkeepers and residents of Jalalabad City, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, say the municipality has given footpaths to vendors against rent creating great inconvenience. Meanwhile,...
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