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ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Thirty-five couples tied the knot at a mass wedding ceremony arranged by a welfare organization in southwestern Nimroz province on Sunday. Haji Ibrahim Habibyar, head of the welfare organization, said the purpose of mass... read more
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): The first shipment of 15,000 metric tons of wheat from India has arrived in Afghanistan via the Chabahar Port in Iran, formally operationalizing the sea route, an official said on Saturday. Acting Agriculture and Livestock... read more
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): The number of women working in government offices has increased in southwestern Nimroz province, despite little work on females’ capacity building. Local officials say the women in Nimroz had played an active role in the... read more
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): A businessman has been killed after being abducted by unknown gunmen in the capital of southwestern Nimroz province, police said on Sunday. The incident took place last night in Zaranj, the provincial capital, said provincial... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The police chief for Delaram district of southwestern Nimroz was killed on Sunday along with one of his bodyguards by Taliban insurgents, officials said. Najibullah Hayat, Delaram administrative chief, confirmed Lt. Abdul Hakim,... read more
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Local officials in southwestern Nimroz province say nearly 4,000 drug addicts spend their time in cemeteries and on roadsides in a miserable condition in the provincial capital, Zaranj. Mohammad Ali Ghamai, the counternarcotics... read more
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): The residents of southwestern Nimroz province have been increasingly taking interest in plantation of pistachio farms, an official says. Mohammad Akbar Sharifi, Nimroz’s agriculture director, told Pajhwok Afghan News during an... read more
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Local officials on Tuesday said more than 78,000 kilograms of chicken meat imported from China and France to southeastern Nimroz province had been rejected and turned to the two countries. Mohammad Akbar Sharifi, provincial... read more
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Forty-four prisoners have been released from the central jail in southwestern Nimroz province, said officials on Sunday. Governor Mohammad Sami said the 44 prisoners were released from the jail in Zaranj, the provincial capital... read more
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Civil society activists and youth representatives on Wednesday protested in southwestern Nimroz province against Iran’s president recent remarks about construction of dams in Afghanistan, saying Tehran was clearly interfering... read more
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Wheat and barley production has increased two times in southeastern Nimroz province this year, an official said on Tuesday. Agriculture Director Mohammad Akbar Sharifi, in an exclusive interview with Pajhwok Afghan News, said... read more
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Taliban ambushed and killed three police in Khashrud district of in southwestern Nimroz province, officials said on Thursday. A security official, who did not want to be named, told Pajhwok Afghan News the police, including one... read more
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Land measuring 74,000 acres has been usurped by more than 100 individuals over the past few years in southwestern Nimroz province, local officials say. Only 1,350 acres of the usurped land has recently been retaken from their... read more
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Local officials in southeastern Nimroz province say two phases of the Kamal Khan Dam have been completed and construction work on the third phase is being launched soon. The dam is located 75 km from Zaranj, the provincial... read more
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): There is even not a single security post on the dozens of kilometers long border of southwestern Nimroz province with neighboring Iran and Pakistan, letting militants and smugglers easily travel between the three countries.... read more
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Continuous rainfall has increased the flood threat for 20 villages in southwestern Nimroz province where 20 homes and 50,000 acres of arable land have been submerged, officials said on Thursday. Mohammad Fazli, the... read more
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Security forces have arrested a notorious drug smuggler along with a companion and tens of kilograms of drugs in southwestern Nimroz province, officials said on Wednesday, bringing to an end an eight-year long chase. Nimroz... read more
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Thousands of undocumented vehicles are plying roads in southwestern Nimroz province, with officials acknowledging most accidents involved the illegal vehicles, Pajhwok Afghan News has reliably learnt. Traffic department... read more
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Police have arrested two persons and recovered more than 60 kilograms of drugs from their possession in southwestern Nimroz province, an official said Saturday. Police chief Brig. Gen. Ghulam Jilani Abubakar told Pajhwok Afghan... read more
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Residents and farmers in southwestern Nimroz province on Saturday said snowfall lashed the province for a second in six years, hoping for enough agriculture produce. Mohammad Akbar Sharifi, the provincial Agriculture, Irrigation... read more
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): A second road construction worker has been killed by militants after kidnapping him in southwestern Nimroz province, an official said Wednesday. A day earlier, militants stopped a truck carrying asphalt materials for... read more
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Police seized 24 kilograms of heroin and foiled their smuggling to neighboring Iran from southwestern Nimroz province. Nimroz police chief Brig. Gen. Ghulam Jilani Abubakr told Pajhwok Afghan News the heroin which had been... read more
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Four drug smugglers have escaped from a prison with the help of a prison guard in southern Nimroz province, an official said on Monday. The official at the provincial police headquarters, who wished to go unnamed, told Pajhwok... read more
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): People and farmers in southwestern Nimroz province on Sunday said Saturday’s night snowfall was the first in eight years and called it a good omen for agriculture and farming. Mohammad Akbar Sharifi, the provincial agriculture,... read more
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Officials claim a 70 percent decline in illegal migration to neighboring Iran and European countries through southwestern Nimroz province. Multiple issues such as continued fighting, poverty and other issues are blamed for... read more
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Punjabi militants having created a stronghold sometimes attack security forces’ check-posts in Khashrod district of southwestern Nimroz province, the provincial police chief claimed on Wednesday. Brig. Gen. Ghulam Jalani... read more
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): The only female prosecutor for the appellant court of northwestern Nimroz province on Sunday formally started her work, vowing to fight violence against women. Hasina Khairzad has received her bachelor’s degree in justice and... read more
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Local officials on Wednesday made desperate calls for reinforcements after militants launched coordinated attacks on the center of Khashrod district of northwestern Nimroz province. Khashrod district chief, Mohammad Hasham... read more
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Hundreds of Baloch tribesmen on Wednesday staged a protest rally in southwestern Nimroz province, demanding the tribe’s share in the government structure. Nearly 1,600 Baloch tribesmen and elders participated in the rally in... read more
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Nine Afghan army soldiers were killed and five others wounded during a Taliban attack on their post in southwestern Nimroz province on Tuesday morning, an official said. The official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity,... read more
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Forty policemen besieged by Taliban militants in Khashrud district of southwestern Nimroz province have been rescued, an official said on Saturday. The district police chief, Col. Eid Mohammad, told Pajhwok Afghan News one... read more
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Dozens of policemen have been surrounded by Taliban militants in the Khashrod district of southeaster Nimroz province, an official said on Friday. Reinforcements have been unable to come to rescue of the besieged security... read more
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Two police, three Taliban militants and a suicide bomber have been killed in separate incidents in southwestern Nimroz province, an official said on Saturday. Police chief Brig. Gen. Ghulam Jelani Abubakkar told Pajhwok Afghan... read more
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): At least 100 girl students of a school fell unconscious on Thursday when they entered classrooms and breathed in toxic gas in southwestern Nimroz province, the first incident of the kind in the province, officials said. Abdul... read more
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Many families in northwestern Nimroz province use chicken feathers to decorate bride’s and groom’s cars as they consider it a good omen for demanding snow that has eluded the province for the last six years. Residents said... read more
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): The residents of Nimroz province are critical of the low-quality services of Internet service-providing companies, accusing the firms of fleecing subscribers. Ghulam Dastagir, a resident of the provincial capital, told Pajhwok... read more
ZARANJ CITY (Pajhwok): More than 200 bakeries have been closed in Zaranj city, the capital of western Nimroz province, after a huge amount of bread was imported from neighbouring Iran to the city. Mohammad Nazar, one of the protesting owners of a... read more
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Onion prices have increased sharply in southwestern Nimroz province due to being dependent on imports from Tajikistan, residents say. Earlier the province would produce vegetable enough for local consumption and would send... read more
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Hundreds of residents on Thursday took to the streets in southwestern Nimroz province against the murder of a child, demanding harsher punishment for his detained killers. Five-years-old Zekria was found dead after being... read more
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Police in southwestern Nimroz province have detained an Iranian national for allegedly carrying a large quantity of heroin in his truck, an official said on Tuesday. Provincial police chief Brig. Gen. Dilawar Shah Dilawar told... read more
ZARANJ/SAR-I-PUL (Pajhwok): Hundreds of prisoners in northwestern Nimroz province and about 250 families returning from Pakistan and Iran to northern Sar-i-Pul province were on Wednesday distributed relief goods, officials said. In Nimroz, more... read more
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): The governor on Wednesday said a 500-member strong Afghan local police (ALP) force would be deployed at the borders with Pakistan and Iran and border police would be equipped in near future to prevent militants from moving between... read more
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): The Nida-i-Zan (voice of women) Organization (VoW) through its safe homes project has rejoined 150 women with their families in southwestern Nimroz province. While some women, including two foreigners, are still living in the... read more
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): A primary school has been rehabilitated and reopened after remaining closed for four decades in southwestern Nimroz province, enabling more than 200 girls and boys to get education, an official said on Thursday. Local officials... read more
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Two children were killed and their father and a third child wounded in a mortar explosion in Khashrud district of southwestern Nimroz province on Sunday, an official said. Mohammad Hashim Noorzai, the town’s administrative chief... read more
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Taliban shot dead seven robbers accused of looting illegal migrants in Char Borjak district of southwestern Nimroz province near the border with Iran, an official said on Monday. The suspected muggers used to rob those... read more
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Customs officials in southwestern Nimroz province claim their department’s revenue has increased by one billion afghanis during the first nine months of this solar year compared to the corresponding period last year. Wais... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): A newly-constructed building for the Environment Protection Department in northeastern Badakhshan province was inaugurated on Monday, when construction work a road kicked off in Nimroz province, officials said. The three-storey... read more
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): A women’s rights activist and author of two books in southwestern Nimroz province says females should be respected and treated like men in order to strengthen their position in society. Fareshta Sherzad said women were always... read more
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): A newly-constructed building for the fire department of southwestern Nimroz province was on Tuesday put into service, an official said. The building spread over 35 acres of land in Changi area near Zaranj airport has five blocks... read more
ZARANJ/MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Three intelligence officials, two Taliban militants and a district attorney have been killed in separate incidents in Faryab and Nimroz provinces, officials said on Thursday. Nimroz National Directorate of Security (NDS... read more
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): In the wake of increasing public demand, construction work resumed on Sunday on the incomplete airport in Nimroz province, the new governor said. Eng. Mohammad Sami, who inaugurated the construction work, said the vital project... read more
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Eng. Samiullah has formally resumed work as new governor for southwestern Nimroz province amid pledges to root out administrative corruption and ensure security. Samiullah was previously deputy minister for water and energy and... read more
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Five civilians were killed on Wednesday when the vehicle they were travelling in struck a roadside bomb in southwestern Nimroz province, an official said.  The passengers were on their way to Zaranj, the provincial capital... read more
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): The revenue of western Nimroz province has significantly increased, but officials on Monday complained the Iranian government had banned the entry of some transit trucks coming to the port. Customs Director Wais Sultani told... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Nine militants and a soldier have been killed in separate security incidents in Nimroz and Jawzjan provinces, officials said on Wednesday.Local officials said a clearing operation was launched in the Aqcha district of Jawzjan before... read more
FAIZABAD/ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Taliban’s shadow governor for northeastern Badakhshan province is among four militants killed by security forces, officials said on Wednesday.Lal Mohammad Ahmadzai, police spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News Maulvi... read more
SHEBERGHAN/ ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Three separate roads of 15 kilometres length have been inaugurated in northern Jawzjan and southwestern Nimroz provinces on Saturday, officials said.The first 4-kilometre road had been asphalted in Khanaqa district and... read more
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): The governor of southwestern Nimroz province on Wednesday alleged Taliban received all-out support from Iran and Pakistan for staging their attacks in Afghanistan.In an exclusive interview with Pajhwok Afghan News, Amir Mohammad... read more
KUNDUZ CITY/ZARANJ (Pajhwok): A three-day operation against militants ended with the clearance of 10 villages in northern Kunduz province, but residents claimed Afghan Local Police (ALP) had looted their houses.Syed Sarwar Hussaini, the provincial... read more
ZARANJ/KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Police rescued a five-year-old boy and detained two suspects in connection with his abduction in southwestern Nimroz province, an official said on Monday.The boy identified as Naveed was abducted on Sunday evening from... read more
KABUL (PAN): The police chief for southwestern Nimroz province has been detained on the charge of collaborating with drug traffickers at the Kabul International Airport, a senior official said on Friday.Nimroz Governor Mohammad Sarwar Subat told... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): Police shot dead the driver of a bomb-rigged auto rickshaw after a brief fire exchange in the Dilaram district of southwestern Nimroz province, an official said on Tuesday.As the man was parking his three-wheeler in the district bazaar... read more
LASHKARGAH (PAN): Over 70 policemen suffered food poisoning after consuming beverages in the southern Helmand province but reported to be in stable condition, authorities said on Monday.   Forty policemen were poisoned in a police training... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): Dozens of sophisticated weapons have been discovered and more than 30 tonnes of ammunitions destroyed in the southwestern province of Nimroz, officials said on Sunday. The weapons, including 15 machine guns, 27 pistols and more than 1... read more
 ZARANJ (PAN): The revenue of southwestern Nimroz province has reached 1.99 billion afghanis during the first seven months of 2010, indicating an increase of 590 million afghanis over last year's figure of 1.4 billion afghanis, an official... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): Two police officers were injured in a remote-controlled bomb explosion in western Farah province, an official said on Saturday.The blast took place in the Chowk-i-Walayat area late Friday night when 1st district police chief, Maj.... read more