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Kuchi directorate reveals 3-year achievements

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Oct 08, 2017 - 20:14
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Directorate of Coordination of Kochi Affairs on Sunday presented its three years’ performance report, listing approval of three high schools and conducting 1,200 literacy courses among its achievements.
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Northeast zone civil society groups join forces

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Oct 05, 2017 - 15:42
KUNDUZ (Pajhwok): Civil society activists from northeastern zone encompassing Takhar, Badakhshan, Baghlan and Kunduz provinces on Thursday announced forming a coalition to jointly deal with challenges. Inayatullah Khaliq, director of the newly...
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Afghan school girl wins WFP design competition

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Oct 02, 2017 - 17:40
Kabul (Pajhwok) Afghan student Mariam Ahmadi has been named as one of the winners in the International World Food Programme (WFP) Children's Design Competition for 2017, a statement from the WFP said on Monday. The winning design portrayed Miriam’s...
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Kandahar lovebirds commit suicide by consuming poison

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Sep 28, 2017 - 15:29
KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): Two lovers, a man and a girl, have committed suicide by consuming poison in the Panjwayee district of southern Kandahar province, an official said on Thursday. Provincial police spokesman, Zia Durrani told Pajhwok Afghan News the...
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Man who threw shoe at Hekmatyar released

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Sep 26, 2017 - 16:11
HEART CITY (Pajhwok): Abdul Wahid Dadshani, the man who threw a shoe at Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, has been released from the National Directorate of Security (NDS)’s detention following a protest rally seeking his release in western Herat province...
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President’s promises to Sharbat Gula yet to be kept

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Sep 26, 2017 - 15:49
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani's pledge to provide a free flat to Sharbat Gula, once the iconic Afghan girl, in Kabul is yet to be honoured, as her four-month house rent remains unpaid. However, government officials say they were trying to...
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Thousands face acute water shortage in Aibak

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Sep 25, 2017 - 17:01
AIBAK (Pajhwok): Around 6,000 families, struggling with an acute shortage of potable water, in northern Samangan province may be forced into moving elsewhere if the crisis persists, an official warns. Eng. Abdul Rab Hakimi, Samangan rural...
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‘Jalalabad shopkeepers punished with undue fines’

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Sep 24, 2017 - 17:17
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Traders and shopkeepers in the capital of eastern Nangarhar province accuse revenue officers of punishing them with undue fines without providing them any services. They also complain about increasing security threats in...
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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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