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Rising divorce rate in Ghazni blamed on foreign TV soaps

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May 03, 2017 - 17:41
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Women’s affairs department officials on Wednesday said they had registered 125 divorce cases in southern Ghazni province last solar year. While there were 90 divorce cases in 1394 solar year, the year before last solar year,...
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Enemy to be given tough time this summer: Hussainkhel

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May 02, 2017 - 18:09
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Afghan Border Police (ABP) commander Col. Mohammad Ayub Hussainkhel on Tuesday said they had repulsed several militant attacks in the past six months and inflicted heavy casualties on the enemy. While launching ‘ABP action plan...
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Hekmatyar’s return has boosted peace hopes: Naeemi

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May 02, 2017 - 13:02
KABUL (Pajhwok): The governor of eastern Laghman province Abdul has thanked Hezb-i-Islami Afghanistan (HIA) chief for his first public appearance in nearly two decades in the province.
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Ghazni Civil Hospital urgently needs new building

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Apr 23, 2017 - 15:28
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Public health officials in southern Ghazni province on Sunday said despite the lapse of 12 years, the provincial civil hospital’s building is yet to be constructed. Public Health Director Dr. Zahir Shah Nekmal, in an exclusive...
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Takhar: Scores of cops & pick-ups at disposal of warlords

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Apr 11, 2017 - 15:43
TALOQAN (Pajhwok): Local security officials on Tuesday confirmed dozens of policemen and pick-ups were in the service of some powerful individuals in northeastern Takhar province. In an exclusive interview with Pajhwok Afghan News, Takhar police...
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Nangarhar customs revenue up by 4.14mn afs

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Apr 10, 2017 - 17:07
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Revenue of the Customs Department of eastern Nangarhar province has increased following computerization of the department, an official said Monday. The customs department collected 2.5 billion afghanis in the first quarter of...
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Laskhkargah’s Boost hospital services improved: MSF

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Apr 09, 2017 - 22:31
LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): The Boost Hospital in the capital of southern Helmand province has improved its services, attracting residents of neighboring provinces to bring their patients there, thanks to the Doctors Without Borders organization. Boost...
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Some HIA commanders still fighting: Laghman governor

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Apr 04, 2017 - 16:34
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Some Hezb-i-Islami Afghanistan (HIA) commanders are still fighting alongside Taliban against the government in eastern Laghman province, the governor alleged on Tuesday. In an exclusive interview with Pajhwok Afghan News, Abdul...
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Drones added to Afghan army fleet in northeast

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Mar 30, 2017 - 16:25
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Afghan forces have been equipped with drone aircrafts to strengthen their fight against militants in the northeastern zone, a senior official said on Thursday.
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Having lost 6 sons to Daesh, Niaz Bibi ignored by govt

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Mar 28, 2017 - 19:53
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Niaz Bibi, a woman who has lost her six sons to Daesh atrocities in the Kot district of eastern Nangarhar province, is in need of government assistance for the education of her 45 grandchildren. Her two sons, members of a local...
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Baghlan governor vows to tighten noose around corrupt

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Mar 28, 2017 - 17:58
PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): The newly-appointed governor for northern Baghlan province on Monday confirmed widespread corruption in local government departments and vowed to decisively act against corrupt individuals. Abdul Hai Niamati, who was recently...
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Resistance as anti-poppy drive proceeds in Nangarhar

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Mar 28, 2017 - 01:08
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The counternarcotics department head for eastern Nangahar province says the ongoing anti-poppy campaign in the province has been struggling with security challenges. The department has launched the campaign to eradicate poppy...
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Woman provides source of income for 25 families

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Mar 25, 2017 - 15:23
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A woman from the Khewa district of eastern Nangarhar province has provided a source of income for 25 families with training on handicrafts. Nazia Latifi, 20, told Pajhwok Afghan News she would extend the business to other...
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Terrorism in Afghanistan has outside links: Saikal

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Mar 20, 2017 - 08:40
WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): Days after his unprecedented attack against Pakistan for the latter’s alleged role in terrorist activities inside Afghanistan, the country’s top diplomat to the United Nations has said that the purpose was not to shame anybody...
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Masoud against idea of sending more US troops

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Mar 18, 2017 - 00:37
KABUL (Pajhwok): Former advisor on tribal affairs Shahzada Masoud on Friday said the United States instead of sending more troops to Afghanistan should strengthen the Afghan forces.
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Surviving doctor suspects insider’s hand in hospital raid

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Mar 09, 2017 - 20:04
KABUL (Pajhwok): A doctor who survived yesterday’s attack on a military hospital in Kabul said on Thursday the hospital’s electricity was disconnected moments before the assault, suspecting inside support.
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Female militia leader fears militant resurgence in Baghlan

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Mar 09, 2017 - 00:47
PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): A female militia commander on Wednesday alerted the government of militant resurgence in northern Baghlan province, saying a proper strategy was required to defeat the enemy.
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Mashal vows accountability of ACB officials

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Feb 21, 2017 - 12:52
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) chief says a financial audit has been launched and the outcome will be shared with the nation. In an exclusive interview with Pajhwok Afghan News, Atif Mashal said he was investigating the board’s...
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Above 60pc of Kunduz residents don’t pay tax: Mayor

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Feb 19, 2017 - 18:03
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): More than 60 percent of residents of the capital of northern Kunduz province have not been paying cleanliness tax to the municipality over the past many years, the mayor said on Sunday, calling insecurity a major challenge...
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Mortar crushed Kunduz boy’s leg and his dreams

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Feb 15, 2017 - 23:02
KUNDUZ (Pajhwok): Esmatullah, a ten years old boy who lost one of his legs to a mortar shell strike in northern Kunduz province, is hoping for peace and stability to come to Afghanistan so children of his age do not die or lose body parts. “I was...
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