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More than 110 IDP families get cash, food aid in Khost

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Sep 14, 2017 - 16:05
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 from...
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Massoud stresses unity during Martyrs Week

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Sep 07, 2017 - 12:59
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ahmad Shah Massoud Foundation chief on Wednesday stressed the need for national unity, urging the residents of Kabul to respect the Martyrs Week and avoid creating tensions during the period. At a press conference on...
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Clash over land dispute leaves 2 policemen, 8 civilians injured

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Sep 04, 2017 - 15:30
TALUQAN (Pajhwok): Two policemen and eight civilians were wounded in a clash over land dispute in the Warsaj district of northern Takhar province, an official said on Monday. Police Chief Brig. Gen. Faqir Mohammad Jawzjani confirmed the incident and...
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Poverty-stricken people unable to celebrate, enjoy Eid

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Aug 31, 2017 - 18:26
KABUL (Pajhwok): Some people spend extravagantly on the eve of Eid to ensure greater celebration of religious festival but needy people who don’t have the strength to make shopping for Eid are deeply concerned about getting food for their children...
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Interior Kabul City jam-packed ahead of Eidul Adha

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Aug 29, 2017 - 17:41
KABUL (Pajhwok): More and more people are thronging the markets of central capital Kabul to do shopping head of Eidul Adha, which is two or three days away. Impressive crowds are seen in the city these days and everybody is engaged in shopping for...
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Increasing drug addicts swarm Nimroz cemeteries

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Aug 27, 2017 - 16:24
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...
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CEO vows to address moneychangers’ issues

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Aug 24, 2017 - 16:59
KABUL (Pajhwok): Moneychangers on Thursday urged Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah to give them more time to submit old banknotes to the central bank. Earlier, Da Afghanistan Bank (DAB) had announced that banknotes that were stuck back together...
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Ludo game – a new addiction upon Kabul youth

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Aug 23, 2017 - 09:13
KABUL (Pajhwok): A fast increasing number of youth play Ludo game online in capital Kabul, wasting their time amid claims the game is used to gamble. The Ludo game has recently become popular among a large number of Kabul youth who download the game...
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Afghans show mixed reaction to new US strategy

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Aug 22, 2017 - 17:39
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghans living in various parts of the country on Tuesday expressed mixed reaction to the new US strategy on Afghanistan. Some people called the new strategy as ‘helpful’ but others believed it was against the country’s interests...
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Paktika residents unhappy with New Kabul Bank services

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Aug 21, 2017 - 17:27
SHARANA (Pajhwok): Some government servants and common people allege the New Kabul Bank branch in southeastern Paktika province has failed in providing services to clients who face numerous problems. Shah Mahmood, a resident of Sharana, the...
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Pajhwok felicitates nation on independence anniversary

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Aug 19, 2017 - 11:16
KABUL (Pajhwok): The administration of Pajhwok Afghan News (PAN) on Saturday felicitated the nation on the country’s 98th Independence Day.
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14,000 people to fill vacant posts in six months

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Aug 16, 2017 - 21:23
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs, Martyrs and Disabled (MoLSAMD) on Wednesday said 14,000 people would be appointed on vacant government posts in the next six months.
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Above 200,000 Afghan kids work as ‘spies, drug sellers’

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Aug 16, 2017 - 18:35
KABUL (Pajhwok): Tens of thousands of Afghan children doing hard labor are involved in ‘spying’ and ‘drug smuggling’ activities, the National Workers' Union of Afghanistan (NUWA) said on Wednesday. There are some two million child laborers across...
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Jobless Ghazni youth receiving vocational training

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Aug 16, 2017 - 15:55
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): The labor and social affairs department in southern Ghazni province is imparting various vocational trainings to 100 jobless youth, including girls, to enable them to financially support their families. Abdul Bari Rahimi, the...
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Militants exploiting Jawzjan youth’s joblessness

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Aug 16, 2017 - 01:17
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): The youth in northern Jawzjan province are swelling militant ranks due to poverty and unemployment, activists and residents say. Amir Mohammad Taswir Habibi, a civil society activist, in Shiberghan, the provincial capital, said...
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Humanitarian group mourns staff deaths in Ghor

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Aug 15, 2017 - 16:57
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Catholic Relief Services (CRS), a humanitarian group, on Tuesday confirmed the killing of its three local workers in western Ghor province, saying so far 12 aid workers have been killed in Afghanistan this year. A woman was also...
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Herat power cut plunges thousands into darkness

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Aug 15, 2017 - 16:52
HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): Local officials said thousands more of families were deprived of electricity after militants destroyed another power pylon in western Herat province on Tuesday. Governor’s spokesman, Jilani Farhad, told Pajhwok Afghan News...
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Education key to eradicate terrorism: Zimmermann

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Aug 13, 2017 - 17:05
KABUL (Pajhwok): The NATO Senior Civilian Representative (SCR) Ambassador Cornelius Zimmermann has said that education was the recipe to eradicate terrorism, said a statement from the alliance on Sunday. Ambassador Zimmermann expressed the view...
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Pajhwok’s in-time report helps desperate man, daughter

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Aug 10, 2017 - 12:13
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Pajhwok Afghan News helped end the financial woes of a man who offered his three years old daughter for sale to find money for the burial of his wife in northwestern Faryab province. Amrullah’s wife was diagnosed with tuberculoses...
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Pajhwok, AWCC launch SMS news service

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Aug 06, 2017 - 16:12
KABUL (Pajhwok): Pajhwok Afghan News, in collaboration with the Afghan Wireless Communication Company (AWCC), on Sunday launched its Short Message Service (SMS) to inform subscribers swiftly of events in the country. The system that formally started...
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