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KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Iranian officials have said Afghan traders can get a 25 percent discount on investment at Chabahar port besides availing land and other facilities. Afghan traders could export their fruits to other countries from the... read more
KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): Two schools which had been closed for lack of buildings and security reasons were reopened in the capital of southern Kandahar province on Monday. The two schools in Kandahar City were among a dozen schools which have been... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Four foreign soldiers were wounded in a suicide attack on their convoy in the capital of southern Kandahar province on Friday noon. According to the governor's office, the blast happened near the Kandahar Airfield on the... read more
KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): The mayor of southern Kandahar province says the municipality’s revenue is expected to reach 800 million afghanis until the end of the year. Rokhan Wolasmal told Pajhwok Afghan News during an interview that they had so far... read more
KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): Security forces and Taliban militants have clashed in various districts of southern Kandahar province, with both the warring sides suffering casualties, sources said on Wednesday. A reliable security source told Pajhwok Afghan... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Dozens of Taliban militants have been claimed killed and wounded during a series of clashes with security forces in three provinces over the past 24 hours. Four commanders were among 14 Taliban militants killed during “Operation... read more
KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): Afghan and Pakistani technical teams have completed their joint geological study of two disputed villages on the Durand Line, but the survey’s result is not announced. The two sides had agreed to conducting a geological... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): With change in weather, targeted killings have increased in southern Kandahar province, officials said on Monday. Since yesterday, four people have been assassinated in Kandahar city, the provincial capital. The latest... read more
KANDAHAR (Pajhwok):  A peculiar silence prevailed on Sunday in the Luqman village of Spin Boldak border town of southern Kandahar province following Friday’s deadly clashes between Afghan and Pakistani forces. Hundreds of families fled homes... read more
KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): Deputy education minister Dr. Mohammad Ibrahim Shinwari on Friday said the residents of southern Kandahar province were not satisfied with the education process. Shinwari, who visited Kandahar to assess the education process,... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Eight militants were killed and more than a dozen wounded in a clash with security forces in the Mianshin district of southern Kandahar province, officials said on Tuesday.  Kandahar police spokesperson, Zia Durrani... read more
KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): The mayor of southern Kandahar City has been awarded membership of the Global Parliament of Mayors (GPM), an official said on Tuesday. GPM works for capacity building of mayors and makes strategies and policies for cities’... read more
KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): Three schools, which had been shut for years due to security concerns, reopened on Monday in the Shah Walikot district of southern Kandahar province, officials said. Kandahar education director Qari Muhibullah Qadiri told... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): The governor has once again suspended salaries to what an official said on Wednesday “ghost teachers” in the Maroof district of southern Kandahar province. The move comes days after a Pajhwok Afghan News report based on... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): On the one hand, the education process in southern Kandahar province is impeded by insecurity and other issues and on the other the education department has been a victim of improper competitiveness.   Besides many... read more
JALALABAD/KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): All border crossings and trade routes between Afghanistan and Pakistan have reopened in line with a decision taken at last week’s trilateral meeting in London. At the meeting arranged by the British government,... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Two children have been killed and a third wounded due in a mortar shell explosion in southern Kandahar province, security official said on Sunday. Police spokesman Zia Durrani told Pajhwok Afghan News the blast took place... read more
KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): Four policemen have been wounded in a suicide blast in the Nesh district of southern Kandahar province, well –placed source said on Saturday. But governor spokesman Samim Khapalwak while confirming the suicide blast in the 300... read more
KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): Sixteen prisoners have been released from the central jail in southern Kandahar province in compliance with a presidential decree issued on the occasion of Eid Miladun Nabi. The provincial appellate attorney, Abdul Rahman... read more
KADNAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Half a dozen policemen and 15 militants have been killed during an ongoing clash that erupted last night in Nish district of southern Kandahar province, officials said Monday. Provincial police spokesman, Zia Durrani,... read more
KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): About 200 factories that were closed down in protest against power outages have resumed production in southern Kandahar province. Ten days back, hundreds of industrialists closed their factories and staged a protest... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Districts near the capital of southern Kandahar province were hit by first enough snow in 24 years early on Saturday morning, raising hope for improved agriculture harvests this year. A large number of people including... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Residents of southern Kandahar province complain of prolonged power loadshedding, saying they are faced with multiple problems. Industrialists also grumble about unscheduled loadshedding, saying their factories have to be... read more
KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): Kandahar police chief Brig. Gen. Abdul Raziq on Thursday claimed those killed in an American forces airstrike in central Uruzgan province were not policemen, but illegal armed individuals. The airstrike targeted a police post... read more
KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): Fresh fruits traders say they incurred a loss amounting to 30 million afghanis due to the closure of the Friendship Gate on the Afghanistan-Pakistan border. On the other hand, local officials in Kandahar say talks with... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): NATO and US forces top commander in Afghanistan Gen. John Nicholson on Tuesday said the ground for peace was more paved than ever before in Afghanistan. Nicholson, who arrived in Kandahar City, the capital of southern... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): The border crossing between Afghanistan and Pakistan has been reopened after remaining closed for several days, officials and traders in southern Kandahar province said on Saturday. Afghan traders claimed incurring “heavy... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): International troops will soon hand over their facilities at the Kandahar Airfield to Afghan security forces, the governor’s spokesman said on Friday. Samim Khpalwak told Pajhwok Afghan News a delegation of the Civil... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Hundreds of police officers graduated from the training centre in southern Kandahar province on Monday, filling 98 percent vacancies of police officers in the province. The graduation ceremony for the 478 police officers... read more
Voices of war victims KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Family members of those killed and wounded in a powerful truck bomb blast six years ago in southern Kandahar province say they still lead a painful and miserable life. The bereaved families say... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Education (MoE) has paid no attention to the education sector of southern Kandahar province over the past two years, an official said on Saturday. The MoE’s negligence has resulted in shortage of school... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Three people died and five others injured on Thursday when the vehicle they were travelling in overturned on a highway in southern Kandahar province, an official said. The early morning incident took place on the Kandahar... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Members of the provincial council, tribal elders and civil society activists on Wednesday urged President Ashraf Ghani to pay serious attention to addressing problems plaguing the electricity, education and economic sectors... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Intelligence officials shot dead one militant and injured another after their patrol came under attack in southern Kandahar province on Friday. The National Directorate of Security (NDS) operatives were on a patrol when... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): The foundation stone of an agricultural farm was laid on Thursday by the women’s affairs minister after arriving in the southern province of Kandahar. Gender manger at the Regional Agricultural Development Program-South (... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Though 4,000 students graduated from high schools last academic year in southern Kandahar province, only 2060 of them sat the university entrance test on Tuesday, officials said. Of 2140 registered students for the... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): A girl was killed and five women and a child were wounded when a mortar shell the children had found and brought home exploded inside their home in Arghandab district of southern Kandahar province, police said on Monday.... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Traders in southern Kandahar province on Thursday urged the Turkish ambassador in Afghanistan to facilitate their dried and fresh fruits in reaching Europe markets through Turkey. The Turkish envoy, Ali Sait Akin, was... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Some residents and traders have criticised the performance of the transport and customs departments of southern Kandahar province, but officials of the said departments claim their revenue has increased due to better... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): The new mayor on Monday said four key projects were being implemented in Kandahar City and the schemes would help increase the municipality’s revenue to 800 million afghanis this fiscal year. Eng. Rokhan Wolasmal, who... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Unknown gunmen opened fire at two female polio vaccinators on Monday noon in the capital of southern Kandahar province, killing one and injuring another, an official said. The incident took place in Largo Ganj area in the... read more
KANDAHAR CIY (Pajhwok): Gunmen broke into the house of a tribal elder and gunned down his four sons in the Shah Walikot district of southern Kandahar province last night, an official said on Sunday. The incident took place in Zangitan area of the... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): India has assured it is committed to establishing an international cricket stadium in southern Kandahar province, tweeted Afghan Deputy Foreign Minister Hikmat Khalil Karzai on Saturday. Karzai said he held talks with Indian... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): A parliamentary commission on Wednesday said “a lack of coordination among security organs, negligence and illegal business activities paved the way for a daylong Taliban attack" that killed 50 people at the airport in... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Unknown gunmen shot dead an elder brother of the Afghanistan ambassador to India in a mosque in the capital of southern Kandahar province on Monday, an official said. Sardar Mohammad Khan, the brother of Shaida Mohammad... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): A child died and seven other people sustained injuries on Saturday in a three-car pile-up near a bridge on the Spin Boldak-Kandahar highway, an official said. The accident took place before noon near the Arghistan bridge... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Dahla Dam in southern Kandahar province, the second largest in Afghanistan, has been losing 200 million cubic metres (MCM) of water each year due to siltation, an official said on Monday. Arghandab River Authority head... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): An intelligence department official was killed on Thursday in a hit-and-run attack in southern Kandahar province, the governor’s spokesman said. Samim Khpalwak told Pajhwok Afghan News the National Directorate of Security... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): A 12,000-acre of land has been allocated in southern Kandahar province for a township to provide land plots to Afghan refugee families returning from neighbouring countries and internally displaced persons, a minister said... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): The southern province of Kandahar received no funds for development activities during the outgoing fiscal year, economy department officials said on Wednesday. Kandahar Economy Director Mohammad Rahim Rahimi told Pajhwok... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): The trader representative body on Monday said some 40,000 tonnes of pomegranates worth above $10 million have been exported to foreign countries from southern Kandahar province. The fruit was exported to Pakistan, India... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Counternarcotics officials on Tuesday hoped poppy cultivation would decline in southern Kandahar province this season as a result of some development projects. Kandahar counternarcotics chief Gul Mohammad Shukran told... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): A former Afghan bodybuilding champion, who took part in many international competitions and brought laurels home, has seen deterioration in his conditions and is currently being treated in a Pakistani hospital. Abdul... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): The number of people dependent on drugs is increasing with the passage of time in southern Kandahar province amid insufficient facilities for their treatment. Last year it was said the number of individuals addicted to... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): A magnetic bomb went off on Thursday at the entrance to a local radio channel in the capital of southern Kandahar province, but caused no casualties, an official said. The blast took place in front of the Mirwais hospital in... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): There has been an increase in underage marriages of girls in southern Kandahar province, an official said on Thursday. Afghanistan Human Rights Commission (AHRC) Kandahar chapter’s juvenile section head Shamduddin Tanvir... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): A coordinated Taliban attack on a border police compound ended with the killing of all four attackers in Spin Boldak border town in southern Kandahar province on Wednesday, an official said. One of the attackers rammed... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): The governor for southern Kandahar province on Wednesday asked military officials to constitute a security commission for protection of media outlets and journalists. Dr. Humayun Aziz floated the suggestion at a weekly... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajwhok): After remaining shut for eight years due to security concerns, five schools were reopened on Tuesday in Maiwand district of southern Kandahar province, an official said. Of 17 schools in Maiwand, nine schools are open and... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): The Customs Department of southern Kandahar province on Monday said its revenue has increased by 83 percent this year. Customs Director Saleh Mohammad Nikzad told Pajhwok Afghan News they had surpassed the revenue... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajwhok): Thirty-seven Taliban insurgents have been killed during ongoing clashes with security forces in two districts of southern Kandahar province, officials said on Monday. As many as 25 militants were killed after they... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): The provincial council (PC) says it has tightened oversight on activities of the provincial government entities in southern Kandahar province for the sake of reforms and better services delivery to people. A member of the... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): About 100 Taliban militants have been killed and another 50 wounded during a special operation backed by NATO air support in the Shorabak district of southern Kandahar province, police said on Friday. Led by Afghan border... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Taliban militants attacked security checkpoints in Ghorak district of southern Kandahar province on Wednesday, officials said. The rebels stormed the checkpoints and the district headquarters from three directions in the... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): The police chief for southern Kandahar province on Saturday claimed Taliban insurgents were keeping the conflict hot in neighbouring Helmand province to transfer their Quetta council there from Pakistan. Answering a... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Intelligence officials have arrested a seven-member group of “terrorists” during a special operation in southern Kandahar province, an official said on Thursday. Provincial government spokesman Samim Khpalwak said the... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Petrol pumps’ owners on Tuesday shut down their filling facilities to protest an increase in income tax by the provincial Income Tax Department. But officials rejected their complaints, saying the pump owners had been... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): On his maiden visit to southern Kandahar province, China’s ambassador Deng Xijun on Sunday said peace in Afghanistan meant peace in China and that was why his country remained committing to assisting Kabul in its efforts to... read more
LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Fierce clashes between security forces and Taliban militants have cut off the main supply of power to southern Helmand and Kandahar provinces, officials said on Monday. Helmand electricity chief Eng. Nasratullah Qani told... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Education officials said on Monday nearly 25,000 out-of-school children both boys and girls would be brought to schools as part of an enrollment campaign during 2015-16 academic year in southern Kandahar province.... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): The governor on Tuesday called for assistance from donor countries to resume work on stalled economic development and reconstruction projects in different districts of southern Kandahar province. Dr. Humayun Azizi issued... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Embarking on a series of visits to provinces, Electoral Reform Commission chief Shah Sultan Akefi on Sunday said people’s views and suggestions were crucial to fixing the system. Akefi, who arrived in the capital of... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Women have the ability to stop their male family members from going to the war if their awareness is increased, peace negotiators in southern Kandahar province believe. Jamila Yousafi, the provincial peace committee... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): The central bank official, who stole 76 million afghanis from the bank’s Spin Boldak branch in southern Kandahar province and fled to Pakistan, has returned the money to the authorities. Da Afghanistan (central) Bank... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok):  The first phase of Dahla dam project, the second largest in Afghanistan, has been more than 90 percent completed by a Turkish firm in southern Kandahar province, an official of the construction company said on Sunday... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Increasing revenue, constructing and reconstructing roads and strengthening coordination between government and non-governmental organizations are essential parts of the 100-day action plan being implemented in southern... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): With the advent of Ramadan, a private health clinic has started treating poor patients free of cost in southern Kandahar province. Besides free treatment and accommodation, the Momand privately-run hospital also serves... read more
KANDAHAR/GARDEZ (Pajhwok): Two Afghan Local Police (ALP) members on Monday shot dead their five colleagues and fled in the Khakrez district of southern Kandahar province, the second insider attack in a single day. Samim Khpalwak, the spokesman... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): A dozen Taliban militants have been killed and seven civilians wounded during separate incidents in southern Kandahar province, an official said on Sunday. Six militants were killed during an operation by security forces... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): The customs department of southern Kandahar province collected nearly one and a half billion afghanis in revenue over the past five months, showing a 33 percent increase, an official said on Tuesday. Customs Director Syed... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Six members of a family were killed on Monday night when the vehicle they were travelling in struck a roadside bomb in southern Kandahar province, an official said. The civilians were travelling in Nekah Shela area of the... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Reconstruction work on the Pashmol canal in Zheri district of southern Kandahar province has been launched, a project that would help irrigate thousands of acres of land. The inauguration ceremony was attended by deputy... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): The Kandahar police chief on Sunday urged the unity government not to sacrifice the country at the cost of achieving peace. Gen. Abdul Raziq was addressing a gathering held in honour of the newly-appointed governor of... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Cables carrying electricity from the Kajaki hydropower plant to two southern cities, Kandahar and Lashkargah, were repaired on Monday, about one and half months after they were damaged. The cables were cut off in the... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): So far about 400 hectares of land have been cleared of the poppy crop as part of an ongoing eradication campaign in southern Kandahar province, an official said on Saturday. The campaign launched a month back in Zherai... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Police shot dead a suicide bomber in an explosives-laden vehicle before he could reach his target in the capital of southern Kandahar province on Tuesday. The bomber was carrying 2,000 kilograms of explosives in his mazda... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): A senior central bank official on Sunday said they had sought Interpol’s help to trace and arrest the bank’s employees who allegedly got away with as much as 76 million afghanis from a branch in southern Kandahar province... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): The police chief for southern Kandahar province on Saturday accused the Punjabi Taliban of being behind the killing spree of Pashtun elders on both sides of the Durand Line.Gen. Abdul Raziq told a press conference in... read more
KANDAHAR (PAN): During his maiden visit to Kandahar, Turkish Ambassador Bassat Ozturk met the governor, provincial council and commerce and industries chiefs on SaturdayGovernor Toryalai Weesa told Pajhwok Afghan News he had held wide-ranging talks... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Seven cabinet ministers, accompanied by lawmakers, on Tuesday discussed with residents their problems in the presence of government officials in southern Kandahar province.The ministers of education, agriculture, rural... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): A NATO airstrike killed three civilians, including a woman, in southern Kandahar province, residents alleged on Saturday, but the alliance said two civilians were 'mistakenly' killed.The casualties occurred Friday night in the... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): A suicide bomber rammed his explosives-laden car into the wall of a NATO-led ISAF forces' combat outpost west of Kandahar city on Friday, killing at least one Afghan civilian and injuring many, including Afghan and foreign... read more
KANDAHAR (PAN): Seventeen Taliban insurgents have been killed in clashes with police during separate military operations in southern Kandahar province, officials said on Thursday.Fifteen Taliban were killed the Kandayal area of Zheri district... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Nearly 26 schools were being provided laboratory equipment and another 14 schools with books in the southern province of Kandahar, a senior education official said on Wednesday.The equipment and books were showed to reporters at... read more