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Jalalabad moneychangers say received life threats

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Aug 05, 2017 - 18:42
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Moneychangers in Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, on Saturday asked the government to issue them arms license to protect themselves against individuals threatening them with elimination. They told a press...
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Over 170 rare birds found in Bamyan’s Band-e-Amir lake

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Aug 01, 2017 - 21:29
BAMYAN CITY (Pajhwok): Researchers of a private organization have found more than 170 different kinds of rare birds in areas around the Band-e-Amir park in central Bamyan province and urged their protection.
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Solar refrigerators distributed to nomad entrepreneurs

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Jul 29, 2017 - 20:39
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD) on Saturday distributed solar-powered refrigerators and other tools to 150 nomad dairy entrepreneurs. Talking at a press conference here, Rural Rehabilitation and...
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Above 1,000 displaced families aided in Uruzgan

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Jul 29, 2017 - 18:31
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): More than a 1,000 war-displaced families were assisted in central Uruzgan province on Saturday. The families fled homes about a year ago and arrived in interior Tirinkot, the provincial capital, from nearby areas and districts...
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6,000 Jawzjan families gain access to potable water

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Jul 27, 2017 - 11:00
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Hundreds of families have gained access to potable water as a result of a scheme implemented by the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development in northwestern Jawzjan province, officials said on Wednesday. Rural...
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Private firm to attest ID cards, birth certificates

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Jul 20, 2017 - 21:03
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Population Registration Department (PRD) on Thursday handed over the attestation process for the computerized national identity (CNIC) cards and birth certificates to a private company under a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)...
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Wrapped in shrouds, Heratis set month-long deadline for govt

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Jul 19, 2017 - 16:12
HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): Wearing grave shrouds, hundreds of residents of western Herat province on Wednesday staged a demonstration, giving the government a month-long deadline to meet their demands. They included civil society activists, public...
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Officials, airliners meet on problems after Pajhwok report

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Jul 13, 2017 - 00:52
KABUL (Pajhwok): Following passengers’ complaints about high air ticket price and delayed flights, the Afghanistan Civil Aviation Authority (ACAA) on Wednesday said it was working on a comprehensive plan to resolve the problems. The ACAA assurance...
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Frequent flight delays trigger passenger grievances

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Jul 12, 2017 - 15:37
KABUL (Pajhwok): A number of passengers, irked by frequent delays in departures and arrivals, allege some flights are set back for hours without any reason. Afghan Ariana Airline (AAA) and Kam Air Officials acknowledge delays in flight departures...
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Ghazni residents grumble about high power tariffs

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Jul 11, 2017 - 14:24
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Residents of the capital of southern Ghazni province complain about the high tariff of government-supplied electricity, saying many families are unable to pay bills. Mohammad Sarir, an inhabitant of Ghazni City, told Pajhwok...
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Road blockade by US forces irk Khostis

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Jul 08, 2017 - 17:00
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...
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Sounding horns, protesters return to Kabul streets

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Jul 04, 2017 - 01:54
KABUL (Pajhwok): Anti-government protests resumed in Kabul on Monday when vehicles carrying the demonstrators drove through the streets of the central capital sounding horns. The protest movement named “Rastakhez Taghir” (resurrection of change)...
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Displaced before Eid, Haska Mena IDPs in dire situation

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Jul 02, 2017 - 01:35
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Hundreds of families, who were ordered to vacate homes three days ahead of Eidul Fitr prior to planned airstrikes against Daesh militants in Haska Mena district of eastern Nangarhar province, remain displaced. The families...
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Nangarharis face unruly traffic after roads closure

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Jun 30, 2017 - 01:12
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Residents say several roads have been closed in the capital of eastern Nangarhar province for security reasons, creating inconvenience for local residents and commuters. Passengers on the Jalalabad-Torkham highway and residents...
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Afghan police provide shelter for domestic crime victims

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Jun 25, 2017 - 13:55
KABUL (Pajhwok) Afghan women police officers have been contributing to bring peace to the lives of women and children who have made victim of domestic and other crimes in Family Response Units (FRUs). “The FRU, as part of the Afghanistan National...
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Children at orphanage miss their parents on Eid festival

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Jun 24, 2017 - 13:58
KABUL (Pajhwok): Eid-ul-Fitr is a festival for many after one month of fasting, worship and prayers but orphan and homeless children are far to enjoy the celebration of these important religious days. Reyazuddin, 12, hailing from Badakhshan province...
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Drive to remove road barricades launched in Kabul

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Jun 23, 2017 - 17:43
KABUL (Pajhwok): The municipality on Friday announced launching a campaign for removing security barricades from roads in the central capital Kabul in cooperation with security organs. The campaign was launched in compliance with a Cabinet decision...
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6.5 million Afghan children at risk, says ministry

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Jun 18, 2017 - 20:05
KABUL (Pajhwok): About 6.5 million children are at risk of being physically, sexually and mentally harassed across Afghanistan, the Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs, Disabled and Martyrs said on Sunday, seeking government’s attention to the issue.
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Judicial corruption: Ghazni residents move tribal jirgas

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Jun 13, 2017 - 14:20
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Most residents of southern Ghazni province resolve their problems and disputes through tribal jirgas instead of approaching the judicial organs due to corruption. However, a number of residents believe decisions of such jirgas...
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Jawzjan: More aid sought for flood-hit families

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Jun 13, 2017 - 13:53
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Officials in northern Jawzjan province, where 2,000 families have been affected by the rising level of water in Amu River, say only 65 household have been assisted. Abdul Qader Maliah, deputy head of the provincial council,...
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