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GARDEZ (Pajhwok): A youth group has launched a fundraiser for reconstruction of the university in southeastern Paktia province after a heavy explosion badly damaged the campus in Gardez, the provincial capital. The suicide and gun attack on the... read more
GARDEZ (Pajhwok): A survey has been launched for the long-delayed Gardez ring road, a project that will cost $50 million, officials said on Monday. Paktia Governor Shamim Khan Katawazi told a meeting the road -- the biggest project in the history... read more
GARDEZ (Pajhwok): A NATO drone strike killed seven Taliban insurgents and wounded as many in Sayed Karam district of southeastern Paktia province, an official said Sunday. Abdullah Hasrat, the governor’s spokesman told Pajhwok Afghan News the... read more
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): Computer science department students have designed a system for holding records of exams, education process, library and administrative affairs on the university campus in southeastern Paktia province. The final year students... read more
GARDEZ (Pajhwok): Unidentified gunmen shot dead a former Hezb-i-Islami Afghanistan (HIA) provincial office head along with two other members of his family in southern Paktia province on Tuesday, an official said. The incident took place in... read more
GARDEZ (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani on Sunday accused Russia and Pakistan of supporting the Afghan Taliban who he said responded to his call for peace with suicide attacks. Ghani, who travelled to southeastern Paktia province to condole with... read more
GARDIZ (Pajhwok): Provincial council members and civil society activists on Wednesday strongly condemned yesterday’s deadly attack in southeastern Paktia province and demanded dismissal of the provincial intelligence officials. The deadly attack... read more
GARDEZ (Pajhwok): Eight health clinics have recently stopped delivering services to people in some densely populated districts of southeastern Paktia province, residents and their representatives on said Wednesday. Provincial council (PC)... read more
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... read more
GARDEZ (Pajhwok): A survey to identify areas to be used as polling stations for next year’s parliamentary elections in southeastern Paktia province has been almost completed, an official said on Thursday. Independent Election Commission (IEC)... read more
GARDEZ (Pajhwok): Some residents of southeastern Paktika province complain repeated pledgesby the government to reconstructroads in the province have not been honoured, with people facingserious problems. Construction and rehabilitation work on... read more
GARDEZ (Pajhwok):  An annual poetry session – Nakhtar – was held in the capital of southeastern Paktia province, Gardez, on Friday, with dozens of poets and writers attending the event. Paktia governor Shamim Khan Katawazai, who spoke on the... read more
GARDEZ (Pajhwok): Police in southeastern Paktia province on Tuesday said they were concerned about a 1500 afghanis pay cut as directed by the Ministry of Interior in a letter to the provincial police headquarters. The ministry has cited ‘... read more
GARDEZ (Pajhwok): Provincial council members, tribal elders, religious scholars and civil society activists on Sunday pitched protest tents in front of the provincial council office and the governor’s house against what they said President Ghani’s... read more
GARDEZ (Pajhwok): Seven militants and one policeman were killed during a clash in southeastern Paktia province, police said on Monday. Deputy police chief Col. Nisar Ahmad Abdulrahimzai told Pajhwok Afghan News that Taliban militants ambushed a... read more
GARDEZ CITY (Pajhwok): The Lazha Mangal district administrative chief in southeastern Paktia province on Monday complained the provincial authorities were yet to introduce him to his office despite being officially appointed three years back.... read more
GARDEZ (Pajhwok): Personnel from the Second Border Police Brigade in southeastern Paktia province have built a mosque inside the force headquarters on their own expense, officials said on Sunday. Officials of the police brigade said the personnel... read more
GARDEZ (Pajhwok): Tribal elders from Pakistan and Afghanistan on Sunday held a joint gathering in southeastern Paktia province and agreed to work together for bringing peace and stability to the region. Elders from Chankani, Patan, Muqbil, Mangal... read more
GARDEZ (Pajhwok): Traders, industrialists and wholesalers in southeastern Paktia province on Sunday complained they were paying taxes to both  the government and the Taliban and warned of closing down their businesses. At a joint press... read more
GARDEZ (Pajhwok): At least 15 Taliban militants have been killed in NATO airstrikes in the Janikhel district of southeastern Paktia province, officials said on Sunday. The governor’s spokesperson, Abdullah Hasrat, told Pajhwok Afghan News NATO... read more
GARDEZ (Pajhwok): Hundreds of people in southeastern Paktia province on Wednesday protested against the fencing of the Durand Line by Pakistan. Few days earlier, Pakistan started installing fences on the Durand Line under the pretext of... read more
GARDEZ (Pajhwok): The new academic year was officially started in southeastern Paktia province on Saturday, at a time when 14 girls’ schools have been closed in the province. The new academic year was launched at an official ceremony in the... read more
GARDEZ (Pajhwok): Local residents say construction work could not be initiated on a 73-kilometre portion of the Gardez-Dand Patan highway in southeastern Paktia province, two years after the projected was launched. The Ministry of Public Works... read more
GARDEZ (Pajhwok): The governor for southeastern Paktia province on Saturday claimed Taliban militants were trying to get recruited their men in security organs. Zalmai Weesa told a press conference in Gardez, the provincial capital, that the... read more
GARDEZ (Pajhwok): Police on Sunday claimed foiling a kidnapping bid and arresting four persons in southeastern Paktia province. Police chief Brig. Gen. Qadar Gul Zadran identified to Pajhwok Afghan News the four detainees as Inayatullah, Wakil... read more