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KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Unidentified gunmen shot dead a police officer in southeastern Khost province on Monday. A security official, who did not want to be named, told Pajhwok Afghan News the incident took place in Khost City, the provincial... read more
 KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): The Journalist Safety Committee (JSC) and media groups in southeastern Khost province on Thursday expressed concern over growing threats to the community. A gathering on “Ending Crimes against Journalists” in Khost... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Thirty-five Taliban insurgents have been killed by the Afghan Special Forces during operations in southeastern Khost province, an official said on Monday. Police chief Brig. Gen. Faizullah Ghairat told Pajhwok Afghan News... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Officials of Information and Culture Department of southeastern Khost province say reconstruction of historic monuments has begun in different parts of the province. Based on information from the department, there are around... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Work on vital bridge in southeastern Khost province kicked off on Thursday, the bridge will help connect three districts with the provincial capital. Governor Hukam Khan Habibi after laying the foundation stone of the bridge... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Pine nut traders in southern Khost province complain Pakistan has blocked transit routes trade and truckloads of their fruits are going rotten. Afghan pine nut traders in Khost claimed the Pakistani military had banned roads... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): One policeman was killed and another wounded in a bomb blast in capital of southeastern Khost province on Wednesday morning. A statement from the provincial police headquarters said the explosion took place at 9:30am when... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Waziristan refugees in the Spera district of southeastern Khost province have asked the Afghan government and NGOs for assistance. Spira is one of the mountainous and cold districts of Khost province, where hundreds of... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Hundreds of protestors in Dwamanda district of southeastern Khost province on Monday asked the Ministry of Interior (MoI) to dismiss the provincial police chief and the crime-branch head for incompetency and demanded their... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Incidents of violence against women significantly decreased in southeastern Khost province from 55 last year to so far 17 incidents this year, an official said. Khost women’s affairs director Malala Wali told an academic... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Afghan security officials on Tuesday claimed forcing Pakistani forces to retreat and stop constructing a high altitude post in Zazai Miadan district of southeastern Khost province. Khost police chief Brig. Gen. Faizullah... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Four civilians were killed and 14 others wounded as a result of a landmine explosion in southeastern Khost province on Sunday, an official said. Police chief Brig. Gen. Faizullah Ghairat told Pajhwok Afghan News the blast... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Internally displaced families in southeastern Khost province have received cash and food aid, an official said on Thursday. Governor Hakam Khan Habibi told Pajhwok Afghan News the families were displaced as result of war... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Unidentified gunmen shot dead a businessman in the capital of southeastern Khost province on Thursday, an official said. Police chief Brig. Gen. Faizullah Ghairat told Pajhwok Afghan News that the incident took place at... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): A university student in southeastern Khost province has designed a small military model tank. The student has urged the government to provide him technical tools and other resources. The innovator, Rashidullah, a resident of... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): At least six militants, including a notorious commander, have been killed during a US drone strike in southeastern Kost province, an official said on Wednesday. Mobarez Mohammad Zadran, the governor’s spokesman told Pajhwok... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Some government officials in southeastern Khost province have accused police of refusing to help retake the land for the industrial park from grabbers. A reliable government source, who wished to go unnamed, told Pajhwok... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Thousands of people, coming all the way from various districts, on Friday held a gathering in the capital of southeastern Khost province, vowing to frustrate attempts at derailing the current system. The gathering at the... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): A 20 percent decline has been recorded in the incidence of malaria this year in southeastern Khost province as a result of increased awareness among the people about preventive measures, public health officials said on Sunday... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Nearly 50 insurgents have been killed during air raids in southeastern Khost province, said the Ministry of Defence (MoD) on Saturday. A statement from the MoD said the airstrikes were carried out in Mosakhel district of the... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Seven-member of a family have been killed after their vehicle plunged into river in southeastern Khost province, an official said on Friday. Public Health Director Dr. Gul Mohammad Din told Pajhwok Afghan News the incident... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): UNAMA’s regional office in the southeastern zone has reported an increase in targeted killing involving unidentified armed in southeastern Khost province during the first six months of the year. A statement from the UNAMA’s... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Lakan tribesmen in southeastern Khost province have demanded of the government to intervene and resolve a fresh dispute between them and Kuchi tribe over a piece of land. The Lakan tribesmen, who held a gathering in Lakano... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): A HIV/AIDS and hepatitis-B-C treatment centre was inaugurated in southeastern Khost province on Tuesday. Governor Hukam Khan Habibi, while opening the center, told Pajhwok Afghan News the hospital’s building cost 56 million... read more
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... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Date expired and low quality medicines, food products and alcoholic beverages weighing four tons were set alight at an official event in southeastern Khost province on Thursday. Governor Hakam Khan Habibi, who attended the... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Provincial council members and a number of civil society activists in southern Khost province asked the US forces to open the road they blocked near their military base in the provincial capital. The road passing near an old... read more
KHOST (Pajhwok): Rains-induced floods destroyed at least 200 shops and hundreds of homes in southeastern Khost province, also inundating hundreds acres of farmland in two districts, officials said on Thursday. Around 200 shops and two fuel... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Media representatives have noted an increase in the number of local news organisations in southeastern Khost province. They link the surge to the media’s financial self-reliance through commercials during breaks. Private... read more
KHOST (Pajhwok): A tribal elder was gunned down on Monday morning by unknown gunmen inside a mosque in the Alisher Tirazai district of southeastern Khost province, witnesses said. The elder, Habib Shah Khan, was offering morning prayer at the... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Three Special Provincial Forces have been killed and as many wounded when their comrade opened firing at them in southeastern Khost province, an official said on Sunday. Police Chief Brg. Gen. Faizullah Ghairat told Pajhwok... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): At least three policemen have been killed and two other injured in a bomb explosion in Zazai Maidan district of southeastern Khost province, an official said Sunday. Gen. Raz Mohammad, commander for border police of... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Hundreds of residents and government officials in southeastern Khost province on Saturday condemned anti-government protests in Kabul as ‘illegal.’ Addressing the demonstrators in Khost City, the provincial capital, Khost... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Female activists in southeastern Khost province say women’s participation in culture related activities are almost zero, blaming the situation on the provincial Women’s Affairs Department’s inattention and inefficiency.... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Teachers on Monday called off their strike in southeastern Khost province after boycotting classes for three days over the delay in distribution of land plots to them. The teachers had been on strike in Khost City, the... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): One civilian has been killed and three others, including a child, wounded in a roadside blast in southeastern Khost province, an official said on Monday. Police Chief Brig. Gen. Faizullah Ghairat told Pajhwok Afghan News the... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Teachers have closed 219 schools in southeastern Khost province in protest against what they say the government’s failure to distribute them land plots. The schools have been shut in Khost City, the capital of southeastern... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Two police and three militants were killed in a clash in Bak district of southeastern Khost province on Tuesday, the district administrative head said. Abdul Hai Zazai told Pajhwok Afghan News that three Taliban gunmen... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Public health officials on Monday accused some Wolesi Jirga members of creating hurdles to efforts at the improvement healthcare services in southern Khost province. Dr. Gul Mohammad Din Mangal, acting public health director... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Four Afghan Special Force members were killed and six others were wounded on Monday in a suicide attack in southeastern Khost province. Provincial police chief Brig. Gen. Faizullah Ghairat told Pajhwok Afghan News the... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): The fiber optic project in southeastern Khost province took seven years to be completed instead of the promised six months, civil society activists and provincial council members say. They accuse the government of committing... read more
KHOST (Pajhwok): Unidentified men spread night letters, supporting Daesh or so called Islamic State (IS) militants in Sabari district of southeastern Khost province, an official said Sunday. A local security official, who wished to go unnamed,... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Three Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers have been killed and six school students wounded in a car bombing in southeastern Khost province, a reliable source said on Sunday. Wishing anonymity, a government official told... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Forty-eight girls have graduated from a two-year professional midwifery and nursing course in southeastern Khost province, officials said Thursday, hoping the graduates would help reduce mother-child mortality rate in remote... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Refugees from the Pakistan controlled tribal areas have said they would always remember the memories of their migration in southeastern Khost province. The repatriation process of tribal families had been launched and many... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): One Afghan National Army (ANA) soldier was killed and 29 other people, including civilians, were wounded on Friday in a car suicide bombing in southeastern Khost province. The early morning attack targeted an old building of... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): A 120-metres long and 9.5-metre wide bridge has been inaugurated in the Matun area of southeastern Khost province, officials said on Monday. Khost Governor, Hokum Khan Habibi , performed the opening ceremony. He said the... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Periodic rocket and artillery shelling from Pakistan into eastern Kunar and Nangarhar provinces on Thursday sparked a protest demonstration by hundreds of people in southeastern Khost province. The demonstrators chanted... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Hundreds of protestors in southeastern Khost province on Wednesday urged the central government to dismiss the governor and other provincial officials over what they claimed their involvement in corruption. The local... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Pregnancy-related and infant deaths have declined significantly in southeastern Khost province, thanks to a maternity hospital run by the Doctors without Border organization. The maternity hospital in Khost City, the... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Local officials on Sunday said Pakistani security forces and the Taliban suffered casualties in an armed clash in the Gurbaz district of southeastern Khost province. A Gurbaz-based official, wishing anonymity, told Pajhwok... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Two persons were found shot dead in Ismailkhel district of southern Khost province on Saturday, an official said. Provincial police chief, Brig. Gen. Faizullah Ghairat, told Pajhwok Afghan News that the men killed by gun... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): The administrative chief for the Qalandar district of southeastern Khost province has been suspended days after he called the Taliban holy people. Some days back, Wreshmin Gul Bashari, speaking to media representatives about... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): A poor family has been promised monthly assistance by a charity organization after Pajhwok Afghan News interviewed the family in southeastern Khost province. Lwedali Raporta Kari (Raise the Fallen) charity foundation head,... read more
(KABUL): Eight people, including policemen and students, were wounded in twin blasts in Khost City, the provincial capital of southeastern Khost province on Tuesday, an official said. Deputy Police Chief Ghani Rahman Rahmani confirmed the... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Civil society activists, provincial council members and government officials in southern Khost province say construction work on the international airport in Khost City, the provincial capital, has not been up to standard.... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): A young man has managed to escape from his captors after spending five years in captivity in southeastern Khost province, an official said on Thursday. Sayed Rahman, a resident of Bak district, had been kidnapped five years... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): More than 50 percent of private health centres, clinics and medical stores in Khost City, the capital of southeastern Khost province, have been functional without work permits from the municipality. Public Health Department... read more
KHOST (Pajhwok): A man killed three of his family members and injured a fourth in southeast Khost province on Tuesday, an official said. The incident took place in Dadalo area between Ismailkhel and Mandozio districts this noon when a man killed... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): A widow from southern Khost province, living in a patched tent with her eight children, has sought assistance from the government and humanitarian organisations. Sherin Gula is living along with her children in Azadi Mena... read more
KHOSTCITY (Pajhwok): The asphalting of one kilometre road in Khost City, the capital of southeastern Khost province, completed on Friday. An official said. The 24 meteres wide road was asphalted at the cost of 27 million Afghanis. It connects... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): A cricket stadium worth 62 million afghanis was inaugurated in the capital of southeastern Khost province on Friday. Addressing the inaugural ceremony, attended by thousands of people, the provincial governor said the... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Work on extending electricity from the capital of southeastern Paktia province to neighboring Khost province was launched on Monday. Khost governor Hokam Khan Habibi told Pajhwok Afghan News the power extension project would... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Construction work on 100 greenhouses in has been launched for better agriculture growth and development in southeastern Khost province, an official said on Thursday. The greenhouses are being constructed in Ismailkhel, Tanai... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Despite having a unique reputation in the world, Afghanistan dried fruits are sold at a very cheap price due to the absence of proper market, trader representatives in southeastern Khost province say. However, pine nut... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Students and teachers of a special school for deaf students in southeastern Khost province have urged education officials to help them resolve problems in the school’s education process. The school for the deaf has the same... read more
KHOST/GARDIZ (Pajhwok): One policeman and a Taliban notorious commander have been killed in a clash and a US drone strike in southeastern Khost and Paktia provinces, an official said a statement said on Sunday. The Taliban Commander Saifullah was... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): An agreement has been signed between the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) and a construction company on expanding a newly-built playground in southeastern Khost province, an official said on Thursday. The agreement was signed... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): The distribution process of improved quality wheat seed and fertilizers to hundreds of farmers kicked off on Thursday in southeastern Khost province. Governor Hukam Khan Habibi told Pajhwok Afghan News that 50 tonnes of... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has pledged $30 million donation to the Sheikh Zayed University in southeastern Khost province, an official said Sunday. Khost governor’s spokesman, Mubariz Mohammad Zadran, told Pajhwok Afghan... read more
ASADABAD/KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): An explosive-rigged motorcycle has been seized and defused before to be blown up in eastern Kunar province while seven people accused for various crimes have been arrested in southeastern Khost province, officials said... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): The uncle of President Ashraf Ghani on Thursday said his nephew ‘lacks full authority to make independent decisions.” Abdul Qayum Kuchi said this while addressing a gathering at the government guesthouse in Khost City, the... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): The Foreign Affairs Department in southeastern Khost province has been closed for unknown reasons since a week, local officials confirmed on Wednesday. The governor’s spokesman, Mubariz Mohammad Zadran, told Pajhwok Afghan... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Tribal elders and religious scholars from southwestern Khost province on Thursday demanded the peace agreement between the government and the Hezb-i-Islami Afghanistan be implemented as soon as possible. The tribal elders... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): The Afghan government on Saturday rejected Pakistan’s claim that Afghanistan was not helping refugees from Waziristan in returning home. Some Pakistani officials said last week the first phase of North Waziristan refugees’... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): The construction of a building for the agriculture institute of southeastern Khost province, a project worth 700,000 euros, began on Monday, an official said. Governor Hakam Khan Habibi, who participated in the foundation... read more
PUL-I-ALAM/KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): A woman and three Taliban militants have been killed and three children wounded during a clash in central Logar province. In a separate incident, three Taliban militants were killed and two others wounded in won... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): A new building is being construction for the public library in the capital of southeastern Khost province, the governor said on Friday. Laying the foundation stone of the building, Governor Hukam Khan Habibi told Pajhwok... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): The governor of southeastern Khost province on Tuesday warned the elements impeding progress on ongoing urban development projects of a harsh response from the authorities. Governor Hukam Khan said according to the... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): The municipality revenue of southern Khost province has increased by 50 percent this year, officials said on Thursday. Mayor Eng. Mohammad Basir Mohammadzai said tax collection was vital to the development of the city, a... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Local health officials on Thursday said the number of leishmania patients is decreasing and the disease has been controlledin southeastern Khost province as a result of public awareness. Dr. Raees Khan Kamalzai, head of the... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Health officials in southeastern Khost province on Saturday said a woman has given birth to five babies. Four of them died and one is alive. Public Health Director Gul Mohammad Mangal told Pajhwok Afghan News the babies were... read more
  KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Honey production in southern Khost province has increased, but traders complain about lack of access to market. Mohammadullah, a beekeeper in Khost City was busy checking boxes for honey.He wore a special suit to... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Unidentified gunmen have shot dead a school principal in the Sabri district of southeastern Khost province, an official said on Friday. Agha Jan Tawkali, the district’s administrative chief, told Pajhwok Afghan News... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Dozens of insurgents, mostly foreigners, have been killed in the Spera district of southeastern Khost province, authorities claimed on Friday. Two drone strikes and a commando operation were conducted against insurgents in... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): At least nine insurgents were killed in a drone strike by foreign forces in the Spera district of southeastern Khost province, an official said on Sunday. The Spera district chief, Mohammad Azim, told Pajhwok Afghan News the... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Afghan refugee families who have returned to southeastern Khost province from Pakistan’s Waziristan region say they want the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to treat them like other Afghan refugees. The... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Mullah Abdul Rauf Arafi has been appointed as new leader of a Taliban splinter group, led by Mullah Rasoul, the group’s spokesman Mullah Abdul Rahman Niazi said on Saturday. In a telephonic conversation, Niazai told Pajhwok... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): The governor of southeastern Khost province on Monday said gatherings celebrating the youth would not be symbolic and vowed practical work to create jobs for the new generation. Hukam Khan Habibi was addressing a gathering... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Local officials in southeastern Khost province on Sunday pledged greater services and facilities for the residents of the provincial capital. Khost City Mayor Eng. Mohammad Umar told Pajhwok Afghan News that 14 ongoing... read more
  KHOST CITY (Pajhwok) One hundred and sixty six Taliban have been killed and 24 others wounded during clearing operations and a clash in different parts of the country, Afghan National Army (ANA) said on Wednesday. One hundred and Fifty... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Afghan Special Forces have killed two children as many militants and wounded 15 civilians including women in the Sperai district of southeastern Khost province, an official said on Tuesday. Mohammad Azem, the town’s... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): A notorious Haqqani network commander was killed on Sunday during a clash with security forces in the Spera district of southeastern Khost province, police said. Khost police chief Brig. Gen. Faizullah Ghairat told Pajhwok... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): At least three civilians, including a woman and her daughter, have been killed in a blast in the Alisher district of southeastern Khost province, an official said Sunday. Javed Joshan, the district chief, told Pajhwok Afghan... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Nearly five thousand people on Friday held a gathering in southeastern Khost province and warned to boycott future elections if the government did not meet their demands. They presented their demands including turning the... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): The Waziristan refugees camped in southeastern Khost province say they would not accept the Pakistani government’s conditions for their repatriation. About two years ago, as many as 435,000 families fled North Waziristan and... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Flash floods have swept away two passenger vehicles in southeastern Khost province, killing at least 17 people, local officials said on Tuesday. The floods caused the fatalities in Yaqubi district and Haroonkhel area on the... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Twenty-two prisoners have been released and jail terms of several others reduced in the southeastern province of Khost in compliance with presidential decrees, the central jail’s commander said. The prisoners were released... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Abdul Ghaffar, a resident of southeastern Khost province who lost a brother to a car bomb attack, has urged the government to prevent the loss of innocent lives, seeking severe punishment for the perpetrators of attacks. In... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Five people were wounded in an explosion at a school in Khost City, the capital of southeastern Khost province, on Monday, an official said. Education Director Eng. Bakht Noor told Pajhwok Afghan News the explosion took... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Despite the closure of the Durand Line by Pakistani authorities for the past one month, prices of most commodities remain steady in Afghan markets, businessmen in southeastern Khost province say. Pakistan blocked the border... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): At least 10 Taliban insurgents and two security personnel were killed on Saturday after the rebels launched a coordinated attack on the Musakhel district centre of southeastern Khost province, with the clash still ongoing.... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): The provincial council head and other quarters in southeastern Khost province have accused a number of custom officials of involvement in rampant corruption. In an exclusive interview with Pajhwok Afghan News, the provincial... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): In addition to economic issues, there are cultural restrictions which keep women from working as journalist in southeastern provinces, media representatives said on Saturday. Officials of media and journalists protection... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): A child was killed and another three civilians, including a woman, were wounded during a clash between the Afghan National Army (ANA) and Taliban insurgents in southeastern Khost province, the ANA said. A statement from the... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Around three tonnes of expired medicines have been torched by the Public Health Department in southern Khost province, an official said on Wednesday. Governor Hakam Khan Habibitold Pajhwok Afghan News the spurious drugs had... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): A dozen Taliban militants were killed during an early morning clash with security forces and residents in the Zazi Maidan district of southeastern Khsot province on Tuesday, police said. Zazi Maidan district police... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Residents of the capital of southeastern Khost province say aerial firing at wedding ceremonies and other celebrations have put them at risk of psychological problems and urge the provincial authorities to take strong measures... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Three people, including two former soldiers of Afghan National Army (ANA), have been killed during Afghan Special Force Unit overnight operation in southeastern Khost province, a resident of locality said on Sunday. Syed... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Hundreds of religious scholars, tribal elders and civil society activists held a gathering in southeastern Khost province on Thursday and announced their support for the peace talks between the government and the Hezb-i-Islami... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Pakistani security forces have blocked crossing points along the Durand Line in southeastern Khost province, restricting the movement of travellers and vehicles, an official said on Sunday. Border Police Commander Col. Raz... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): The border police chief for southern Khost province, bordering Pakistan’s tribal region of Parachinar, was killed in a bomb blast on Tuesday, an official said. A security official, who wished not to be named, told Pajhwok... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): At least 21 schoolgirls fell unconscious and were rushed to hospital in southeastern Khost province on Tuesday, officials said. The girls were enrolled at Zarghona Ana School in Kajira village of Matoon locality in Khost... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): A child has been rescued from kidnappers and a suspect detained in southeastern Khost province, a senior police official said on Friday. Brig. Gen. Faizulah Ghairat, the provincial police chief, told reporters in Khost City... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): A presidential advisor on Thursday said the unoty government was committed to reclaiming lands related to teachers’ townships from their illegal occupants. Qamaruddin Shinwarai, advisor to President Ashraf Ghani on tribal... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): A new pine nuts processing and packaging factory is being established in southeastern Khost province, officials said on Wednesday. Governor Hukam Khan Habibi, who laid the foundation stone of the factory, told Pajhwok Afghan... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): A new building for the Independent Election Commission (IEC) office in southeastern Khost province is being constructed with financial support from Japan, an official said on Tuesday. The building is being constructed at the... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajwhok): Religious scholars and tribal elders in southeastern Khost province on Saturday said some circles within the unity government intentionally wanted to sabotage the peace process. The clerics and elders attending a gathering... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): At least three people were killed in a drone strike on the outskirts of the capital of southeastern Khost province on Thursday, an official said. A local official, who wished not to be named, told Pajhwok Afghan News the... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Some residents and civil society activists on Monday accused government officials of deliberately creating hurdles to the delivery of fiber-optic and Salam 3G Internet services in southeastern Khost province. Mohammad... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Construction work on the international airport has been resumed in southeastern Khost province after a two-year delay, but some people claim corruption in the project. First of all, the runway would be constructed and later... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Unidentified gunmen shot dead the Nader Shah Kot district court registrar in southeastern Khost province on Sunday, an official said. Mubarez Mohammad Zadran, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan the registrar,... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Construction work on a USAID-funded road and a bridge has been launched in the southeastern province of Khost, officials said on Saturday. The seven kilometers road -- linking Khost City with Ghulam Khan dry port -- and the... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Forty-two development projects have been completed in some districts of southeastern Khost province under the National Solidarity Programme (NSP), an official said on Tuesday. Governor Hukam Khan Habibi said the projects... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): The teaching hospital staff at the Sheikh Zayed University in southeastern Khost province has been receiving salaries without doing anything over the past many years. The four-storey teaching hospital’s building was... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): A Special Forces commander and his guard shot dead two women and injured three other people including a woman in southeastern Khost province, police said on Monday. The incident took place on Sunday night when the Special... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Officials in southeastern Khost province on Sunday accused Vice-President Sarwar Danish of creating hurdles in the way of electricity supply to southeastern provinces, but the VP spurned the claim as baseless. A top... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Religious scholars on Wednesday said if Muslims shunned extremism, they would rescue themselves from all the problems they were in today. The scholars were speaking at a two-day Islamic and scientific conference in the... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Two families in southeastern Khost province have agreed to end their 30-year-old enmity that had claimed the lives of three persons on each side. The rivals reconciled and vowed friendship following intervention of the... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): The National Directorate of Security (NDS) personnel rescued a teenage boy and detained four suspects in connection with the abduction, an intelligence official said on Friday. The 15-year-old boy had been abducted for... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Former election commission secretary Ziaul Haq Amarkhel on Thursday said he was against the creation of tribal militias to fight militants, accusing the government of creating hurdles to the peace process. Addressing a... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): The governor on Saturday said at least 10 persons turned to drug use every week in southeastern Khost province. Hukam Khan Habibi said this while explaining his administration’s previous 100-day action plan to a gathering in... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): A “500-years-old” copy of the holy Quran was handed over to the museum in southeastern Khost province by Governor Hukam Khan Habibi on Monday. Habibi told Pajhwok Afghan News the verses of the holy book had been written in... read more
Voice of war victims KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): The family who lost six members to a 2012 suicide attack in southeastern Khost province says the dead bodies remained at home for 24 hours because they lacked money to pay for burial costs. The family... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): A senior official of the National Directorate of Security (NDS) was killed in a magnetic bomb explosion in eastern Khost province on Friday, an official said. Wishing anonymity, the security official told Pajhwok Afghan News... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Khost Governor Hukam Khan Habibi said on Tuesday security forces were making progress in curbing activities of insurgents in the southeastern province. Addressing a news conference here, the governor spoke of a string of... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Some female civil society activists in southeastern Khost province on Wednesday said they faced discrimination in government offices. They expressed these views during a three-day workshop on eliminating violence against... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): The public health director of southeastern Khost province was shot injured in an insurgent attack on Wednesday, officials said. The shooting took place in the Matoon area of Khost City at around 8am, when the acting public... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): A widow, who lost her husband in a suicide explosion, in southeastern Khost province complains she has been struggling to feed her children in the face of extreme poverty. Shakila, 35, told Pajhwok Afghan News she was... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Officials, traders and residents on Thursday accused the central government of paying little heed to the Khost-Ghulam Khan transit route. Former president, Hamid Karzai, had approved the construction of the transit route in... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Senior provincial officials on Tuesday said they were sternly dealing with drug producers, traders and smugglers in southeastern Khost province. These views were expressed by the provincial governor, Hukam Khan Habibi, and... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): The Gharghakht TV has won a soccer event titled Khpal Watan, Gul Watan (Own Land, Floral Land) played in the capital of southeastern Khost province, an official said on Sunday. A dozen of soccer teams, including six... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Afghan refugee families returning from Pakistan’s North Waziristan tribal region on Thursday received non-food items in aid from the International Organization of Migration in southeastern Khost province, an official said.... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): A bomb explosion inside a medicine store killed one civilian and injured five others in southeastern Khost province on Thursday, an official said. Provincial police chief Brig. Gen. Faizullah Ghirat told Pajhwok Afghan News... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): A newly-created political foundation of former jihadi figures has decided to make efforts at brokering peace talks between the government and the Taliban, a member of the party said on Sunday. The creation of the new party “... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Rural Rehabilitation and Development Minister Nasir Ahmad Durrani on Thursday said his ministry planned to carry out 643 development projects at a cost of $16 million in southeastern Khost province next solar year.... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Refugees from North Waziristan Agency (NWA) in southeastern Khost province have alleged massive irregularities in distribution of aid. Hundreds of refuges in the Gulan camp of Gorbaz district and demanded more assistance to... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): One child was killed and 10 other civilians were wounded in a mortar attack by the Taliban on a security check-post in the Sabri district of southeastern Khost province, an official said on Monday. Maj. Abdullah, spokesman... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): A plan is being devised to register thousands of non-customs-paid (NCP) vehicles in southeastern Khost province, officials say. The Khost Traffic Department estimates at 50,000 the number of NCP vehicles in the province.... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): The governor of southeastern Khost province on Friday said if traffic carrying transit trade goods via Ghulam Khan, the third most important border crossing between Afghanistan and Pakistan, was resumed, the provincial revenue... read more
KHSOT CITY (Pajhwok): The governor of southeastern Khost province on Monday said the judiciary could bring about prosperity to the society through its independent and impartial verdicts in accordance with the country’s laws. Kukam Khan Habibi was... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Work on putting down a 33-kilometre optic-fiber cable between the provincial capital and Ghulam Khan dry port was launched on Thursday in southeastern Khost province. The optic-fiber cable would be extended to the port near... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Local security officials on Tuesday said three children and a woman were killed as a result of an armed clash between two families in southeastern Khost province. Khost police chief, Brig. Gen. Faizullah Ghairat, told... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): The people of southeastern Khost province are happy with the construction of a highway, but officials criticized on some technical failures. The project was implemented in two phases, with part one executed by the Louis... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): At least five people, including a policeman, were wounded in two separate explosions in northern Balkh and southeastern Khost provinces on Thursday, eyewitnesses and officials said. Police chief Brig. Gen. Faizullah Ghirat... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): “If coordination between security and revenue collection departments is strengthened, it would lead to increased income,” says the economy department head for southeastern Khost province. Economy Director Eng. Hamid Shah... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): At least three people, including two policemen, were wounded in an explosion in southeastern Khost province on Thursday, an official said. The incident took place at around 10:00am near Ghazi Babrak Khan Park on the... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Impoverished women heads of families in southeastern Khost and Paktia provinces on Wednesday urged donors to help address their financial woes. The Tribal Liaison Office (TLO) has launched a programme to assist widows and... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): An advisor to the Chief Executive Officer on Thursday said some foreign and local elements by stoking ethnic tensions wanted to divide Afghanistan into several parts. Syed Agha Sanchakari said this while addressing a... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Two persons were killed and seven others wounded when a bomb blast targeted the vehicle of a provincial council member in southern Khost province on Wednesday, an official said. Governor’s spokesman Mubariz Mohammad Zadran... read more
KHOST (Pajhwok): Civil and military officials of southeastern Khost and Paktia provinces say they are working a join security plan aimed at defeating militants and preventing their activities. This was stated by the governors and security... read more
KHOST CITY/KABUL (Pajhwok): A senior Pakistani militant leader has been killed in a US drone strike in southeastern Afghanistan, The New York Times reports on Thursday. A dozen insurgents were killed and 20 others wounded during the airstrike in... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): A new building for the education department was inaugurated in southern Khost province on Wednesday, an official said. Governor Hakam Khan Habibi, during the inauguration ceremony for the three-storey building, told Pajhwok... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): A female member of the provincial council of southeastern Khost province has been disqualified and replaced by her runner up in the provincial council elections. Khost Independent Election Commission head Abdul Rahman... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): A civilian and a bomb planter were killed and a civilian wounded in an explosion in southeastern Khost province on Tuesday, an official said. The incident took place  in a mechanic market, closed to the Azizi Bank... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): At least six Uzbek insurgents have been killed during an operation by foreign forces in the Spera district of southeastern Khost province, an official said on Monday. Mohammad Azim Mujahid, the district’s administrative... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Afghan Special Forces have killed two more civilians during a nighttime raid in southeastern Khost province, an official claimed on Wednesday. Deputy Governor Abdul Wahid Patan told Pajhwok Afghan News the incident took... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): The process of distributing plots to schoolteachers under a township scheme began Tuesday in the southeastern province of Khost, officials said. The township to be consisted of 275 houses for teachers from Gurbaz and Tani... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Afghan special security forces have killed two civilians and arrested as many others in southeastern Khost province, an official said on Saturday. Governor Hukam Khan Habibi confirmed the shooting of two civilians in... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Residents and the provincial council have demanded the government pay exclusive attention to the construction of the civil airport in southeastern Khost province. Construction work on the airport next to Khost City, the... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): The governor of southeastern Khost province on Sunday urged the youth to use technology in a positive and productive way and avoid its negative utilisation. Hukam Khan Habibi was addressing a graduation ceremony for hundreds... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Mohammad Khan Club pipped their rivals by a solitary run to clinch the Challenge Cup, featuring a dozen teams, in southeastern Khost province, officials said on Saturday. Several cricketers from Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): A student of the Institute of Mechanics in southeastern Khost province on Tuesday claimed inventing a door that gets automatically locks in case of a bomb blast or another heavy sound. Faizullah Mangal, in an exclusive... read more
JALALABAD/QALAT (Pajhwok): Ten militants, including six Islamic State fighters, have been killed during operations in eastern Nangarhar and southern Zabul provinces, officials and the military said on Monday. Six Daesh fighters were killed and... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Six tribal elders were wounded in a roadside bombing in the Ismailkhel and Mandozai district of southeastern Khost province, officials said on Wednesday. The blast occurred when the tribal elders were on their way to a... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Officials on Thursday said they had taken special security measures around the central prison in southeastern Khost province, vowing to defend the facility at any costs. The special measures were put in place after hundreds... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Khost Provincial Council (PC) members on Wednesday asked resident to fully cooperate with the security forces in maintaining the law and order situation. Speaking to Pajhwok Afghan News, PC member Janmir Zazai said Khost was... read more
KABUL/JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A key commander of the Haqqani network has been detained in southeastern Khost province, the spy service said on Monday. Commander Nimatullah alias Khalid was trying to cross Durand Line into Afghanistan when he was... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Doctors and other staff at government-run hospitals in southeastern Khost province on Friday threatened to go on strike in protest against non-payment of salaries over the past six months. The Union of Doctors in Khost said... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): The revenue of the municipality department of southeastern Khost province has increased by 50 percent over last year’s returns, the mayor said on Thursday. Speaking at a gathering organised by local businessmen in Khost City... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Funded by a public representative, a newly-established computer and internet centre and a public library were inaugurated in the Zazi Maidan district of southeastern Khost province on Wednesday. Aimed at enabling... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Readers and print media officials say the publications have flourished in southeastern Khost province as a result of the improvement in reading culture. A number of journals, dailies and weeklies have been operating in Khost... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): The Khost governor on Saturday accused some political groups of interfering in government activities, creating hurdles to reforms and changes in the southern province. In an exclusive interview with Pajhwok Afghan News,... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Religious scholars and tribal elders in Tanai district of southern Khost province on Tuesday agreed to ban giving girls into marriages to settle disputes ranging from debts to murder. A tribal elder, Hakim Wali, told... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Teachers have closed 71 schools in two districts of southeastern Khost province as part of their ongoing strike, affecting 58,000 students. The schools have been closed in Tanai and Gurbuz districts, with the striking... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): The United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Sunday promised helping the Afghan government to developthe Sheikh Zayed University in the southeastern province of Khost. UAE Embassy official Ahmed Altimji told a gathering at the... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Dozens of schools in the Tanai and Gurbaz districts of southeastern Khost province were closed on Sunday in protest against “incompetent” education officers. Qimat Gul, a teacher from Gurbaz, told Pajhwok Afghan News all... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): At least 12 Taliban fighters were killed and scores wounded during a clash in the Bak district of southeastern Khost province on Saturday, an official said. The gun battle took place after militants stormed a police check-... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Unknown gunmen gunned down a religious scholar during prayers in southeastern Khost province the wee hours of Friday, an official said. Col.  Mohammad Yaqub, the deputy police chief, told Pajhwok Afghan News Maulvi... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Hundreds of residents on Thursday protested in southeastern Khost province, demanding the words “Afghan” and “Islam” be mentioned in the electronic national identity cards. A test drive for the electronic ID cards... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Female university students in southeastern Khost province on Wednesday complained cultural taboos and other social barriers were affecting their education. Although some facilities had been provided for them, some people did... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): A couple has been killed during an operation by Special Forces in the Gurbaz district of southeastern Khost province, an official claimed on Sunday. Also known as Campaign troops in the local parlance, the forces stormed the... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Women are not given a priority when it comes to employment in government departments of southeastern Khost province, civil society activists say. Official figures show currently 240 women are employed in government... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Rehabilitation and Rural Development (MRRD) on Sunday said 40 welfare projects had been implemented in southern Khost province. A statement from MRRD said the projects executed the National Solidarity Program (NSP... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Shaheen team emerged champions after winning a twenty20 cricket tournament title in southeastern Khost province. Besides teams from various provinces, cricket clubs from Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province also took part... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): The governor for southeastern Khost province on Thursday said he would pay utmost attention in hiring educated youth to various public office positions. Governor Hukam Khan Habibi’s expressed these views on the eve of... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): A large number of Ulama, tribal elders, civil society activists and youth in southeastern Khost province on Wednesday demanded the government leaders to shun their differences and work for building security and peace in the... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): The residents of southeastern Khost province expressed satisfaction over implementation of development projects under the National Solidarity Program (NSP) but demanded the government implement more uplift projects and expand... read more
The explosion occurred at around 3:00pm in the Sargardan Chowk in the Khost City, the provincial capital, in front of a shop, Police Chief Brig. Gen. Faizullah Ghairat told Pajhwok Afghan News. Five persons, including two shopkeepers and a women... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): The Afghan Journalists Protection Committee (AJPC) has arranged a two-day workshop for journalists of southeastern Khost province aimed at boosting their capacity and skills amid conflict. Farooq Jan Mangal, the AJPC head in... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): The members of provincial council in southeastern Khost province have said that they utilize all resources to build coordination among provincial departments for good governance, implementation of law, and building peace in the... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Scores of protesters took to the street in southeastern Khost on Monday against what they alleged Pakistan’s illegal construction deep into Afghanistan territory. The enraged demonstrators condemned Pakistan for construction... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Religious scholars and tribal elders in southeastern Khost province on Tuesday said “illegal distribution” of weapons to residents in northern provinces would lead the country to another crisis. Speaking at a gathering to... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): The residents of southeastern Khost province on Saturday complained they had been faced with numerous problems, including a shortage of a potable water supply system. Mud shops in Khost City have been converted into... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): A suicide bombing and a bomb blast killed two people, including a policeman in southeastern Khost province, an official said on Friday. A suicide bomber wanted to enter an Eid Gah mosque in the Zazi Maidan district on... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani on Wednesday said the second round of peace talks due in the next two weeks would focus on Taliban’s demands and problems. Ghani, who arrived in southeastern Khost province days after a suicide car... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Officials on Monday said 33 people, mostly civilians, were killed in yesterday’s car suicide bombing near a former US military base in southeastern Khost province. The car bombing targeted a security post near the old... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): The governor of southeastern Khost on Saturday said he was committed to ensuring good governance, social justice and combating administrative corruption and elements encroaching on public land. Hakim Khan Habibi was talking... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): The Milli Ghurzang Party on Sunday launched its anti-drugs campaign in southeastern Khost province with support from local elders.  Dr. Sakhi Sardar, the political party’s head for Khost, told a meeting held in this... read more
CHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): A Qatar funded Red Crecesent (RC) organization distributed aid and assistance among 1,000 vulnerable families in southern Ghazni province, en employee of RC said on Tuesday. Samiullah Sadiqi told Pajhwok Afghan News that... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): The governor of southeastern Khost province Hukam Khan Habibi on Sunday directed provincial security and judicial organs to award severe punishment to drug smugglers and those doing illicit business. Habibi expressed these... read more
KHOST/JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A number of civil society organizations provided dozens of vulnerable and deserved families with wheat and other edibles in southeastern Khost and eastern Nangarhar provinces on Tuesday. Nasir Ahmad Rokhan, a civil... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Rare artefacts and handicrafts are running the risk of being damaged due to the absence of a secure building for the museum of southeastern Khost province, officials say. Having 400 historic relics and handicrafts, the... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): The newly appointed governor to southeastern Khost province on Tuesday pledged to protect rights of the people and develop this strategically located province. Hukam Khan Habibi said this in a gathering arranged in his honor... read more
KHOST-GARDEZ (Pajhwok): A civilian was killed and nine others wounded in two separate blasts in southeastern Khost and Paktia provinces, officials said on Monday. Brig. Gen. Faizullah Ghairat, Khost police chief, told Pajhwok Afghan News a... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Workers in southeastern Khost, voicing their concern over increasing joblessness, have urged the national unity government to take effective steps to address the problem on a priority basis. Hundreds of daily wagers assemble... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Kuchi tribe elders on Sunday held a protest gathering to condemn Friday’s drone strike that killed several people attending a funeral prayer in southeastern Khost province. Officials had said the drone targeted the burial... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Fifteen civilians were also killed in Friday’s drone strike that targeted the burial ceremony for a slain Taliban commander in the Alisher district of southeastern Khost province, a lawmaker and residents said on Saturday.... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): A drone targeted the burial ceremony for a slain Taliban commander on Friday afternoon in southeastern Khost province, killing 34 militants, officials said. The incident took place at around 1:30pm two kilometres from the... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Former provincial council head of southeastern Khost province has said President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani should focus more on bolstering security and law and order in the country. Sayed Karim Khaksar during an exclusive... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Property worth 200 million afghanis turned into ashes after a huge fire swept through a wood market overnight in the capital of southeastern Khost province, an official said on Thursday. Khost Mayor Karamat Khan Khpalwak... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): The counternarcotics director on Sunday claimed progress in preventing drug trade in southeastern Khost province, but some public representatives said drug use and smuggling had increased. Counternarcotics chief in Khost Mir... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): A NATO surveillance drone crashed into a mountain in southeastern Khost province on Monday, an official said. Whishing anonymity, the provincial official told Pajhwok Afghan News the incident took place at around 4pm in... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Pakistani authorities on Thursday handed over 29 illegal Afghan refugees to local officials in southeastern Khost province, an official said. The Khost governor’s spokesman, Mubariz Zadran, told Pajhwok Afghan News the... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): A newly-reconstructed bridge connecting the Thanai district with the capital of southeastern Khost province was inaugurated on Wednesday. Benefitting 9000 families, the large bridge has been built over the Segi natural... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): A number of civil society activists on Monday demanded a branch of the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) office in southeastern Khost province. Addressing a well-attended press conference, Ilyas Wahdat... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Provincial council members and civil society activists demanded the government to initiate multidimensional projects to develop the overall infrastructure in southeastern Khost province. Addressing a press conference on... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Six policemen and three civilians were injured in a blast in Khost City, the provincial capital of southeastern Khost province, on Thursday, police said. The blast took place when dozens of people gathered for a poetry... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): The police chief on Saturday said elaborate security arrangements had been put in place to prevent attacks from insurgents in southeastern Khost province. Brig. Gen. Faizullah Ghairat told Pajhwok Afghan News police were... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Three people were injured on Friday afternoon when two back-to-back bomb blasts rocked the provincial capital of southeastern Khost province, police said. The injured included a traffic official, a policeman and a civilian,... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Security forces found and seized a large weapons depot during a series of search operations in southeastern Khost province, an official said on Tuesday. The depot was confiscated by a special police force unit in Sehra... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): More than a dozen Taliban insurgents were killed and another eight injured during an overnight clash with security forces in southeastern Khost province, the governor’s house said on Sunday. The clash broke out after a group... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Latest wave of terror attacks, killing of civilians and security forces, and kidnapping are against the teachings of Islam, religious leaders in southeastern Khost province said, urging masses to actively support the country’s... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): A Saudi Arabia charity organization has disbursed edible and other assistance among 2,800 displaced Waziristani families in southeastern Khost province, advisor to refugees’ ministry, Hayatullah Sabaoon, said Thursday.... read more
GHAZNI CITY/KANDAHAR CITY/KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Four civilians were killed and five others abducted by gunmen in southern Kandahar and southeastern Khost provinces, officials said Thursday. Two persons were killed and four others detained during... read more
KHOST CITY/ MAIDAN SHAHR (Pajhwok): Construction work on a key bridge connecting Tarizo and Alishir districts in southeastern Khost province is kicked-off on Sunday, an official said. Addressing the ground-breaking ceremony, Deputy Governor Abdul... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): A powerful explosion in front of Wakil Medical Store in southeastern Khost province left 16 civilians wounded on Thursday, provincial Police Chief said. Brig. Gen. Faizullah Ghairat told Pajhwok Afghan News the explosives... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): The attorney's office in southeastern Khost province on Wednesday said the Tanai district administrative chief had been arrested and was being investigated for misusing his authority. Attorney Mohammad Shoaib Sabit, told a... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Following assurances by the visiting delegation from Kabul, the protesters in the southeastern Khost province on Monday ended their strike they launched against the acting Governor Abdul Jabbar Naeemi. Ikramullah Khpalwak,... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Three-day mourning has been announced in southeastern Khost province on Sunday to mourn the devastating suicide attack. The shops and business centres remained close to observe the mourning period and remember those killed... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): The governor office in the southeastern Khost province on Saturday demanded the central government to send a high-powered body to thoroughly investigate the latest suicide attack in the province. The death toll into the... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): The death toll into the devastated suicide attack on Thursday in the southeastern Khost province surged to 20 as two more tribal elders succumbed to injuries in hospital. Mubariz Zadran, spokesman for the acting governor, on... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): At least 18 persons were killed and 64 others, most of them seriously, wounded in a suicide explosion in southeastern Khost province on Thursday, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) said in a statement.   The blast... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Some provincial council members, tribal elders and religious scholars on Sunday slammed as illegal a protest movement by two lawmakers and their supporters against the governor of southern Khost province. Maulvi Sardar... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): A semi-higher education instituted has opened in the Musakhel district of southeastern Khost province, an official said on Saturday. The institute offers education in multiple disciplines, including economics, computer... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Some civil society groups are trying to challenge the government writ and create problems for the people in the garb of an anti-graft campaign, elder in southeastern Khost province alleged on Friday. The local elders, who... read more
 KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Construction of two retaining walls -- costing seven million afghanis -- was initiated in the capital of southern Khost province on Thursday, the governor’s spokesperson said Mubarez Zadran told Pajhwok Afghan News the... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): As many as 20,000 more girls would be enrolled in school in southeastern Khost province this academic year, the education director said on Tuesday. In an exclusive interview with Pajhwok Afghan News, Eng. Bakht Noor Bakhtiar... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): The governor’s house on Monday said 400 reconstruction projects would be executed in 203 villages of various districts of southeastern Khost province this solar year. A statement from the governor’s house said the projects... read more
KHOST/HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): Two people were killed and seven others wounded in two separate landmine explosions in southeastern Khost and western Herat provinces late Sunday, officials said. Four civilians and two policemen were injured in a... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Kuchi tribesmen in southeastern Khost province have demanded the government, donors and aid agencies provide their children with basic education facilities. The nomads complain the central government and aid agencies have... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): At least 200 trainees, including a number of girls, have graduated from the computer and English language training centre in southeastern Khost province, an official said on Saturday. The participants received certificates... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Acting governor of southeastern Khost province on Saturday said 80% government institutions got proper buildings, which would intensify progress and development of the area. Abdul Jabbar Naeemi expressed the views while... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): The police chief for southeastern Khost province on Wednesday promised supporting the provincial council’s efforts for resolving security problems. Brig. Gen. Faizullah Ghairat, at a meeting with provincial council members... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Mohammad Rasool Bawari, the chancellor of Sheikh Zayed University (SZU) in southeastern Khost province, says the institution is making progress but needs donor assistance for further fast-track improvement. In an exclusive... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): The construction work on buildings for custom and border police headquarters has been completed in the Ghulam Khan Port in southeastern Khost province, an official said on Monday. The sprawling buildings have been... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Provincial council members of southeastern Khost province on Saturday said there was dire need of launching reconstruction projects in the province. Amirullah Zraswand, head of provincial council, told Pajhwok Afghan News... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Three major development projects have been completed in southeastern Khost province, officials said on Saturday. Mubarez Zadran, the governor’s spokesperson, told Pajhwok Afghan News a large irrigation dam and a retaining... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): At least 13 development projects in southeastern Khost province have been sanctioned which would be launched soon, officials said on Wednesday.   Acting Governor Abdul Jabbar Naeemi announced the launch of the... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Three civilians were wounded in a roadside blast in southeastern Khost province on Tuesday, an official said. Police Chief Faizullah Ghairat told Pajhwok Afghan News the blast that took place in Khost City, the provincial... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Foreign soap operas, broadcasted by Afghan television channels are leaving negative psychological impact on behavior of children, the residents of southeastern Khost province said. Afghanistan television channels are... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Construction work on two small irrigation dams was launched on Wednesday in southeastern Khost province. The World Bank-funded dams are being constructed east of Khost City on a natural steam crossing through the Farm Bagh... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): The governor on Saturday inaugurated construction work on six small dams and retaining walls on a natural stream to bring under irrigation thousands of acres of land in southeastern Khost province. Abdul Jabbar Naeemi told... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): The construction work on a dam to irrigate farmlands in Ismail Khail and Mandozi districts of southeastern Khost province has been launched, an official said Tuesday. Governor Abdul Jabbar Naimi told Pajhwok Afghan News the... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The EU delegation to Afghanistan hoped Kabul would make substantial efforts to give the provincial councils (PCs) back their right to oversee the performance of local government departments. A statement from the EU said that... read more
SHARAN (Pajhwok): The new governor on Monday said organised plans and better administrative management could help develop all sectors of southeastern Paktika province. Abdul Karim Matin, who replaces Mohibullah Samim, said the provincial five-... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): The acting governor on Monday said a number of key reconstruction and infrastructure development projects were completed last year in southeastern Khost province, improving government’s writ, security and stability. Abdul... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): A number of civil society organisations in southeastern Khost province on Saturday urged the president to reject the Wolesi Jirga decision barring provincial council members from supervising and evaluating the performance of... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): A number of children have died of pneumonia in southeastern provinces this Afghan year, when more minors contracted the infectious disease, public health officials say. Speaking to Pajhwok Afghan News, public health... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): A number of people in southeastern Khost province announced support to Afghan security forces, the acting governor said on Monday. Abdul Jabbar Naeemi urged participants of a gathering arranged to show solidarity with Afghan... read more
KHOSTCITY (PAJHWOK): The number of gunmen in plainclothes is on the increase with each passing day in southeastern Khost province, residents complained on Tuesday. One resident of Khost City, Hafizullah, expressed concern over the issue. He said... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Three people, including a woman, were killed and four policemen and as many civilians wounded in a traffic accident in southeastern Khost province on Monday, an official said. The accident happened at around 9:00am as a... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): A man was killed and 10 others were wounded in a gas cylinder explosion in southern Khos province on Monday, an official said. Provincial police chief Brig. Gen Faizullah Ghairat told Pajhwok Afghan News the incident took... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Residents of southeastern Khost province on Sunday urged the Wolesi Jirga to grant ministers-designate the vote of confidence on merit and in the supreme national interest. Eid Gul Tarizwal, a resident of Khost City, the... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): A pro-government cleric has been killed in a bomb explosion inside a mosque in southeastern Khost province, an official said on Friday. Maulvi Abdur Rashid Naqshbandi, who stoutly supported Afghan security forces, died in... read more
KHOST CITY/PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): A police trainer was killed in a remote control bomb explosion in southeastern Khost province on Monday morning, an official said. Provincial police chief Brig. Gen. Faizullah Ghairat told Pajhwok Afghan News the... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): A group suicide and gun attack on the police academy in southeastern Khost province came to an end with the killing of all three militants after an intense gun-battle on Wednesday, the deputy governor said. Abdul Wahid... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Security forces attacked and killed a key Haqqani network leader in southeastern Khost province on Monday, the police chief said. Brig. Gen. Faizullah Ghairat told Pajhwok Afghan News the Haqqani network commander along with... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): The security situation has improved in southeastern Khost province, where 2014 remained comparatively peaceful year, the provincial police chief said on Friday. Brig. Gen. Faizullah Ghairat told reporters in Khost City, the... read more
KHOST/TALOQAN (Pajhwok): A suspected militant was killed in a blast caused by his own explosives in Khost province and three alleged killers have been detained in Takhar, officials said on Thursday. The blast took place in the Thani district on... read more
LASHKARGAH/KHOST (Pajhwok): Five policemen and six militants have been killed during separate security incidents in southern Helmand, southeastern Khost and central Parwan provinces, officials said Tuesday. Helmand police chief Col. Pacha Gul... read more
KHOST CITY/GARDEZ/JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Three policemen and seven insurgents have been killed in different security incidents in southeastern Paktia, Khost and eastern Nangarhar provinces, officials said Sunday. Maj. Gen. Zalmai Oryakhel, Paktia... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Hundreds of people, including former jihadi leaders, on Saturday attended a gathering marking the 33rd anniversary of the former Soviet Union’s invasion of Afghanistan in southeastern Khost province. Dec 27 is observed in... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Members of the provincial council of southeastern Khost have been unable so far to resolve their differences over the administrative board’s election. Voting to elect a senatorial candidate to represent Khost in the Meshrano... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): The head of a child correctional facility has been shot to death by unidentified gunmen in southeastern Khost province on Monday, an official said.Noor Badshah Gul was gunned down in front of his residence in Khost City on... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): The Khost Municipality on Saturday claimed a 55 percent increase in its revenue in the first nine months of the current solar year, linking the rise to a crackdown on administrative graft in the southeastern province.Mayor... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): The provincial council of southeastern Khost on Saturday announced it would elect the administration board tomorrow (Sunday).The Independent Election Commission (IEC) has warned provincial councils of Paktia, Khost and some... read more
QALAT/KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Two members of a village council have been arrested for allegedly giving money to Taliban insurgents in southern Zabul province, police said on Saturday.Police chief Brig. Gen. Ghulam Sakhi Rogh Lewanai told Pajhwok... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Journalists on Thursday completed a two-day training course in battlefield first aid in southeastern Khost province.Organised by the Afghan Journalists Safety Committee (AJSC), the training was aimed to enable media... read more
KHOST CITY /KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Two civilians were killed and as many wounded on Wednesday when militants attacked a village in the Zazai Maidan district of southeastern Khost province.The governor’s spokesman, Mubarez Zadran, told Pajhwok... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday travelled to the Yahyakhel district of southeastern Paktika province to meet relatives of the victims of a suicide attack on a volleyball tournament.On Nov 23, a suicide bomber attacked crowds... read more
GARDEZ (Pajhwok): Security forces have arrested a notorious ISIS commander along with three armed companions in southeastern Paktia province, a senior official said on Monday.Deputy Governor Abdul Wali Sahi told Pajhwok Afghan News Qari Amanullah... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): A number of traders from southeastern Khost on Saturday alleged some security officials were unable to ensure security in the border province.The traders’ community said some businessmen and shopkeepers had fallen victims to... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): A number of traders in southeastern Khost province on Saturday alleged some security officials were unable to ensure security of the border province.The traders’ community said some businessmen and shopkeepers had been killed... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): The Wazir tribe in the South Waziristan tribal region of Pakistan has banned Afghan trucks from entering their territory, leaving stranded about 1,000 vehicles loaded with commercial goods on this side of the border in Paktika... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): A number of players and federations alleged on Friday that officials of the Olympic Department in southeastern Khost province were involved in administrative corruption and did not discharge their duties efficiently.The Olympic... read more
GARDIZ (Pajhwok): At least seven people were killed in an attack on a civilian vehicle in the Janikhel district of southern Paktia province, an official said.The vehicle carrying a woman to a health centre for a post-natal check-up came under attack... read more
KHOST CITY/GARDEZ (Pajhwok): Officials hoped on Monday for a bumper wheat crop next season following distribution of 155 tonnes of improved seeds to farmers by the agriculture department of southeastern Paktika province.Director Agriculture Muhammad... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Provincial council members of southeastern Khost province have accused some Wolesi Jirga members of interfering in their affairs, a reason they cite for their inability to elect the council chief and administrative board.A... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Some members of the provincial council in southeastern Khost province on Sunday alleged they had been offered bribes to vote for a specific senatorial candidate.Over the issue who should represent them in the upper house of... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Six civilians were injured in a bomb explosion in the capital of southeastern Khost province on Sunday morning, an official said.Police had found a plastic bag on the second floor of Salam Market in Khost City and the... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): A woman was killed and 13 others injured on Tuesday when a civilian vehicle hit a roadside bomb in southeastern Khost province, an official said.The blast took place on a road between Bak and Zazai Maidan districts, confirmed... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Newly sworn-in provincial council members in southeastern Khost province on Monday accused the provincial Independent Election Commission (IEC) of deliberately not conducting the ballot to choose their administrative board’s... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok):  Afghan refugees, who fled Waziristan tribal region due to an ongoing military operation, were on Sunday distributed non-food items in southeastern Khost province.The returnees were distributed blankets, gas cylinders and... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): The graveling of Khost-Ghulam Khan Road, one of the three major border crossings between Afghanistan and Pakistan, is expected to be completed in few months, an official said on SaturdayKhost Public Works Director Eng. Mamur... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) troops are set to vacate their main base in central Logar province, handing the camp over to the Afghan National Army (ANA), an official said on Thursday. Acting Governor Niaz... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Students and youth from the Gurbaz district of southeastern Khost province on Wednesday urged the government to intensify efforts for peace in the country. They issued the call during a gathering at the Sheikh Amir High... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Residents complain they could not read and understand billboards, signboards and banners written in foreign languages in the capital of southeastern Khost province, urging authorities to remove them.They say they hardly... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): The overall revenue of southeastern Khost province decreased by 40 percent this solar year, the acting governor said.Abdul Jabbar Naeemi was addressing a seminar “Prevention of Revenue Decline” in Khost City, the provincial... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): International organisations on Wednesday promised to assist refugees from Pakistan’s Waziristan tribal region in southeastern Khost province.The promise was made jointly by Swedish Ambassador in Kabul Peter Semneby, UN’s deputy... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Some losing provincial council candidates in southeastern Khost province have accused the Independent Election Commission (IEC) of ignoring findings of the watchdog’s investigations.The Independent Electoral Complaints... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Three government employees, including the deputy head of the provincial, have been detained on charges of embezzlement in southern Khost province, an official said on Thursday.Prosecutor Mohammad Shoaib Sabit told a news... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Public Health Department officials fear polio disease could spread fast in southeastern Khost province, where 66 suspected cases have been detected.“It is believed most of the cases are positive. Of the infected children, 52... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): The acting police chief for Spera district was killed and four others, including three of his guards, were wounded in a bomb attack in southeastern Khost province on Saturday.The incident took place at around 2:00pm in the... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Construction work on an international cricket stadium was formally launched in the capital of southeastern Khost province on Friday.Acting Governor Abdul Jabbar Naeemi and Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) Chief Executive Officer... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): The Norwegian government is initiating a two-year training programme for nurses and midwives in southeastern Khost province, an official said on Wednesday.Dr Khadija Safi, in charge of the Norwegian-funded training programme,... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): A former mayor of southeastern Khost province was sent to jail on Tuesday, eight months after he had been sentenced to seven years in imprisonment by a local court in a corruption case, an official said.Attorney Mohammad Shoaib... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): The construction of two complexes in the governor’s house in southeastern Khost province was completed and work on another building initiated on Tuesday.Acting Governor Abdul Jabbar Naeemi said the buildings would house the... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Benefiting thousands of families, a newly-constructed bridge was inaugurated on Sunday in southeastern Khost province by the provincial acting governor.Abdul Jabbar Naeemi told Pajhwok Afghan News at the inaugural ceremony that... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): A bomb blast rocked the capital of southeastern Khost province on Friday afternoon, killing at least two people and injuring six others, including police and civilians, officials said.The explosives were planted on a bicycle... read more
JALALABAD/KHOST CITY (Pajhwok):  Prisoners in eastern Nangarhar and southeastern Khost provinces have embarked on hunger strike, demanding amnesty under the new regime.Deputy security chief for the central jail in Khost City, Col. Faiz Mohammad... read more
SHARAN/KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Residents of southeastern Khost and Paktika provinces on Wednesday urged the unity government to concentrate on bringing peace and eliminating corruption.In Paktika, a large number of officials, including the governor,... read more
KHOST City (Pajhwok): Residents of southeastern Khost province on Thursday complained the electoral tension had rendered many people jobless besides increasing insecurity.They asked the Independent Election Commission (IEC) to announce results from... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): A number of tribal elders, religious scholars, civil society activists and youth representatives on Saturday asked the Independent Election Commission (IEC) to promptly announce the presidential election result.At a gathering... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): On the completion of construction work, a new school for nomads has been formally handed over to the education department, an official said on Tuesday.Built in the Khost City, the provincial capital, the school building is... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): The asphalting of the remaining 25 Kilometres stretch of the Khost-Gardez road has begun, a project that would be completed in 18 month, an official said on Monday.Speaking at the groundbreaking ceremony on Sunday, Governor... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok):  Hundreds of people attending two separate protest rallies in central Kabul and southeastern Khost provinces on Saturday urged the Supreme Court to award harsher punishment to the detainees linked to the gang rape incident in... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Security forces have launched a massive drive to collect illegal weapons in southeastern Khost province, the police chief said on Monday.Brig. Gen. Faizullah Ghairat said this while releasing a large number of weapons police... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Some Australia-based Afghans provided cash assistance to refugees from Pakistan’s South Waziristan Agency (SWA) in southeastern Khost province.Wali Gul Mukhlis, in charge of aid distribution, said the assistance was collected... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): A number of refugees gathered in front of the department concerned in southern Khost province Wednesday, demanding aid from the international community.The refugees, who come daily to the department for registration in quest of... read more
JALALABAD/KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Five policemen and a civilian were killed and two non-combatants wounded in different incidents in eastern Laghman and southeastern Khost province, officials said on Tuesday.Sarhadi Zwak, the Laghman governor’s... read more
KAHOST CITY (Pajhwok): The residents of eastern Khost City on Tuesday accused the municipality of not paying attention to cleanliness and removing garbage -- a ubiquitous eyesour -- from the main bazaar of the provincial capital.Muhammad Ayub, a... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Hundreds of disabled and jobless youth in southeastern Khost province have completed a mobile phone repairs training programme, an NGO official said on Friday.Karimullah Abtkar, head of the NGO, told Pajhwok Afghan News after... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Several pharmacies and shops were either shut or fined following a campaign against substandard medicines and food items in southeastern Khost province, an official said Thursday.The drive was ongoing with the cooperation of... read more
KHOST (Pajhwok): The Minister of Foreign Affairs would contact donor agencies to seek support for the refugees who recently fled a military operation in the North Waziristan Agency (NWA) of Pakistan. Foreign Minister Zarar Ahmad Osmani said... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok):  Journalists and the governor of southeastern Khost province on Monday strongly condemned the wounding of a Pajhwok Afghan News reporter by unknown gunmen in the central capital Kabul.Azizullah Hamdard was on his way home... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): The governor on Monday directed security departments to take stern action against elements threatening government officials and tribal elders with death in southeastern Khost province.Abdul Jabbar Naeemi issued the directives... read more
KHOST (Pajhwok): Because of lack of warehouses, agricultural products are decomposed in hot weather in southeastern Khost province that usually inflicted financial losses on traders, businessmen said.Mohammad Ayub Khan, a shopkeeper at vegetable... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): A number of Afghans living in the US have provided food aid to Khost-based refugees from Pakistan’s tribal region of North Waziristan.Voice of America reporter Ibrahim Rahimi told Pajhwok Afghan News on Saturday Ashna TV... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): In order to achieve their goals, intelligence agencies of some countries have been trying to fuel differences among Pashtun tribes living on both sides of the Durand Line.These views were expressed by Mujahideen and Islamic... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): A number of Meshrano Jirga members on Wednesday confirmed Pakistani families who fled North Waziristan tribal region to southeastern Khost province in the wake of an ongoing military offensive had brought no weapons.Led by... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Tribal elders and civil society activists in southeastern Khost province on Thursday urged US secretary of State John Kerry to play a proactive role in ensuring an amicable end to the deadlock over presidential election results... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Governor Abdul Jabbar Naeemi on Saturday promised increased cooperation with foreign aid agencies in assisting Pakistani families who fled an ongoing military offensive from North Waziristan tribal region to southeastern Khost... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Finance Minister Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal on Thursday inaugurated a newly constructed building for the customs office in southeastern Khost province and hoped the facility would help increase income and streamline customs affairs.... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Afghan and UN officials have called for urgent humanitarian assistance for Pakistani families who fled an ongoing military operation in North Waziristan tribal region to southeastern Khost province.A joint delegation of Afghan... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): A group of nine suicide bombers planning to attack the governor office and other security installations was busted in southeastern Khost province, the governor office said in a statement.Local officials say the detainees were... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): The process of distributing relief goods to around 1,000 families freshly arrived from Pakistan’s North Waziristan tribal region to southeastern Khost province has begun, a senior official said on Sunday.The deputy Khost... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): The Independent Electoral Complaints Commission in southeastern Khost province has found no evidence of rigging after recounting 10 percent of votes, officials said on Wednesday.Khanzada Afghani, the IECC provincial chief, told... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Officials on Friday poured scorn on presidential candidate Dr. Abdullah’s claim of a higher turnout than the total number of registered voters in southeastern Khost province.A survey under the National Solidarity Programme (NSP... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Mohammad Jawaz Khan kept secret the demise of his ailing daughter to let villagers stream to polling centres.A day before the election, Khan, a resident of Warjali area of Thanai district of Khost, had attended a gathering of... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Hundreds of people, including tribal elders, lawmakers and political activists, on Monday held a protest meeting in Khost City against Dr. Abdullah Abdullah’s remarks about the voter turnout in provinces.About 2000 people,... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): On Election Day, five children were killed and 17 others, including women, wounded when insurgents fired a barrage of rockets into the Alisher district of southeastern Khost province, locals said.Haji Turab Khan, a local elder... read more
KHOST (Pajhwok): Youth on Saturday thronged many polling centres, dancing to drumbeats in southeastern Khost province, where all polling sites open.The voting process in Khost kicked off at around 7:00 am, with provincial officials claiming the... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Up to 600 families have migrated from Pakistan’s tribal region of North Waziristan to southeastern Khost province, the governor said on Thursday.Abdul Jabbar Naeemi told reporters a camp was being set up on 2,000 acres of land... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Tribal elders from eleven districts of Loya Paktia --- a region comprising Paktia, Khost and Paktika provinces in the country’s southeast --- on Tuesday asked the Taliban not to disrupt the electoral process.About 400 tribal... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok):  Promising elaborate security measures on the election day, the governor on Sunday assured government officials would maintain their neutrality during the democratic exercise throughout southeastern Khost province.Abdul... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Three children died and two others sustained injuries as a result of flash floods that swept through the capital of southeastern Khost province following heavy rains, an official said.The governor’s spokesman, Mubariz Zadran,... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Construction work on an important bridge in the Zakhukhel locality of southeastern Khost province has been completed and the facility officially opened on Friday.Governor Abdul Jabbar Naeemi, who inaugurated the bridge, told... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Some political and religious groups, as well as tribal councils, on Thursday announced support the Change and Continuity team, led by presidential runner Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai.Thousands of people gathered in Kabul, pledging they... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): The governor of southeastern Khost province on Monday promised all-out efforts to prevent fraud in the second round of the presidential election, slated for June 14.Addressing a meeting on preparations for the polls, Abdul... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): A newly-constructed bridge in southeastern Khost province would benefit thousands of residents, Governor Abdul Jabbar Naeemi said on Sunday.The 60 metres long and eight metres wide bridge was completed in eight months at a cost... read more
KHOST CITY/FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): At least five policemen and 11 militants were killed when dozens of insurgents mounted attacks on security posts in southeastern Khost and northeastern Badakhshan provinces, officials said on Thursday.Mubarez Zadran,... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): A mother and her two children were killed and her spouse injured during an overnight NATO airstrike in the Nader Shah Kot district of southeastern Khost province, the Presidential Palace said on Tuesday.The incident took place... read more
KHOST CTY (Pajhwok): Two civilians were killed and nine others wounded in a bomb explosion targeting a traffic police vehicle in the capital of southeastern Khost province on Monday, officials said.The blast occurred around 4pm in the Boland Manzal... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Two separate but near simultaneous bomb explosions rocked the capital of southeastern Khost province on Saturday, killing two policemen and injuring five others, an official said.The first explosion happened near the Customs... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): The governor’s house said on Monday its investigation into an attack on a vote-counting centre in southeastern Khost province was ongoing and that the centre’s security chief and regional administrator had been arrested.In a... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Interior (MoI) on Saturday said security forces shot dead two would-be suicide bombers in southern Ghazni and southeastern Khost provinces before the pair could reach their targets.In a statement, the MoI said a... read more
KHOST CITY/SHARAN (Pajhwok): All polling stations across southeastern Khost and Paktika provinces would remain open on Election Day, April 5, the gubernatorial spokesman and officials of the Independent Election Commission (IEC) said on Thursday.... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Education Department officials on Saturday urged the government to address its problems, including a shortage of teachers, in southeastern Khost province.Addressing a new academic year ceremony in Khost City, Deputy Director of... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Construction work on three bridges is underway in full swing and would be ready soon for inauguration in southeastern Khost province, the governor said on Friday.Abdul Jabbar Naeemi, who visited the under-construction bridges... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Residents on Wednesday complained they were failing to obtain voter registration cards due to insufficient staff at the provincial Independent Election Commission (IEC)’s registration centre in the capital of southeastern Khost... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Religious scholars in southeastern Khost province have demanded practical steps from both the Afghan government and the international community toward making peace talks with insurgents result-oriented.  The ulema were... read more
KHOST CITY/LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Presidential candidate Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai on Saturday promised a campaign rally he will construct an international airport and the Khost-Ghulam Khan Road in southeastern Khost province if won the April vote.... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Thousands of people, mostly youth, held a gathering in southeastern Khost province, vowing support to front-line presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai.Arranged by a youth organization in direct cooperation with lawmakers... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): A number of traders and civil society activists from southeastern Khost province on Saturday called on the Ministry of Finance to immediately launch transit trade through the Ghulam Khan Port.Addressing a news conference in... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Islamic scholars in southeastern Khost province on Thursday said women had the right to take part in the ongoing election process.Ulema discussed the Islamic perspective on women’s participation in the election process at a... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): A capacity-building centre for doctors and health workers, a US-funded project, was inaugurated in the capital of southeastern Khost province on Sunday.The centre in Khost City is part of USAID’s Leadership, Management and... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): A female suicide bomber was shot dead by police before she could detonate her explosives in southeastern Khost province, the Ministry of Interior said on Thursday.The ministry said in a statement the incident took place in the... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): About 200 people on Thursday held a rally in southeastern Khost province, voicing support for presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai in the April elections.Tribal elders, civil society activists, residents and the youth... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Two police officers were killed in a bomb blast in the capital of southern Khost province on Sunday, an official said.The incident took place in the Hindwan area on the outskirts of Khost City in the afternoon, police chief Col... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): The construction of a cricket stadium with the capacity of 30,000 audiences inaugurated on Thursday in the southeastern Khost province, officials said.Khost Governor Abdul Jabar Naeemi laid the foundation stone of the stadium... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): A US diplomat on Tuesday said no one has the right to interfere in Afghanistan’s internal affairs and the April elections, which she called an Afghan-owned and independent process to decide the country’s fate.During a visit to... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Four border policemen were killed in an insurgent attack in southeastern Khost province on Saturday, the governor’s house said.The policemen were returning to duty from their homes when they were ambushed by a group of armed... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): A private domestic airline has formally started flights between Kabul and Khost City, officials said on Saturday, hoping the service would help resolve travellers’ problems.Governor Abdul Jabbar Naeemi, who was among government... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Six Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers have been killed as a result of a gas leakage in southeastern Khost province.The governor’s house said in a statement the incident took place at the Sahra Bagh military base on Wednesday... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): Religious scholars, tribal elders and civil society activists on Monday asked the government and the Fair and Free Election Foundation of Afghanistan (FFEFA) to take realistic measures for transparent polls.The call came at a... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): A district intelligence branch chief was killed along with his three security guards during a roadside bombing in southeastern Khost province, an official said on Saturday.The incident took place in the Khalbisat area of Sabari... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): Three policemen were wounded in two back-to-back explosions in southeastern Khost City on Saturday, residents said.One blast rocked the Sargardan Square of the provincial capital at 11.00am, city dweller Abdul Rauf told Pajhwok... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): Nearly 500 deserving and repatriating families received food and warm clothing in aid in southeastern Khost province, an official said Thursday.Provincial Refugee and Repatriate Director Eng. Swat Gul told Pajhwok Afghan News the... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): Students and their parents say private schools charge heavy admission and monthly fees despite maintaining a poor standard of education in southeastern Khost province.There are around 20 private schools registered with the... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): Construction work on the Khost-Ghulam Khan highway was officially launched at a ceremony in southeastern Khost province on Thursday, an official said.The 25-kilometer road, a $10.5 million American-funded project, would take 17... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): Local officials in southeastern Khost province on Saturday urged Ministry of Transportation and Aviation to ink the contract of Khost International Airport project with a professional and competent construction company instead.At a... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): A branch office of foreign affairs has been opened in southeastern Khost province on Thursday in a move to facilitate masses, associations, civil society organizations and other NGOs, officials said.Khost Governor Abdul Jabbar... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): The Independent Election Commission (IEC) office on Wednesday said only 30 percent of 65,000 people registered to vote in the April elections in southeastern Khost province were women.Khost IEC chief Shafiq Ahmad Wafa told... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): Women living in remote parts of southeastern Khost province have been complaining about the lack of essential healthcare services and their access to lady doctors.The absence of lady doctors in health clinics in districts and ill-... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): The Afghanistan Investment Support Agency (AISA) has said the eastern Khost province offer immense and vast investment opportunities.   Most of the construction work of an industrial park has been completed in the... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): With officials giving no exact figures for burglaries in this capital of city of southeastern Khost province, residents said on Wednesday a number of robberies have been carried out in the recent past, involving armed men in border... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): Senior civilian and security officials on Sunday attended a day-long conference discussing how to overcome security challenges in southeastern Khost province.In his address, Governor Abul Jabbar Naeemi told participants his... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): The governor on Sunday said more than 300 mosques and religious education institutes would be built and reconstructed in southeastern Khost province.Inaugurating a newly-constructed mosque in Tanai district, Abdul Jabbar Naeemi... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): American forces on Wednesday handed over their largest base in southeastern Khost province to the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF), the governor’s house said.Accompanying by high-ranking military officials, Governor Abdul... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): Up to 65,000 people, with women constituting 15 percent of them, received voter cards in southeastern Khost province, an official said on Tuesday.Provincial Independent Election Commission (IEC) chief Sahibuddin Zadran told Pajhwok... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): A busy market has been blown up in the Lakano township on the outskirts of the capital of southeastern Khost province, an official said on Monday.Many cloth and cosmetic shops were destroyed as a result of the overnight blast,... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): Religious scholars, tribal elders and civil society members in southeastern Khost province on Monday condemned attacks on people inside mosques.At a meeting attended by 300 people in the Afghanistan Tribal Solidarity Council’s... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): Pine nuts prices dropped during the current year, inflicting losses on producers, who urged the government to find a profitable market for the dried fruit.Hundreds of residents, including women and children, of Khost City are... read more