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Ghor residents fume over suspension of flights

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Mar 19, 2018 - 15:31
FEROZKOH (Pajhwok): Residents on Monday complained about the cancellation of flights by the only airline operating in western Ghor province, saying they had to accept problems and travel by road. Common people, traders and government officials...
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Afghanistan imports medicine worth $625m annually

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Mar 18, 2018 - 15:45
KABUL (Pajhwok): Medicines worth more than $600 million is imported into the country annually despite a surge in domestic production from five to eight percent, the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) said on Sunday.
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Bamyan: Poverty, drought dampen Nawroz preparations

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Mar 17, 2018 - 15:48
BAMYAN CITY (Pajhwok): Residents of central Bamyan province are not as enthusiastic about the Nawroz -- first day of the solar year -- as they have been in the past due to rising poverty, drought and unemployment. Mohammad Jawad, a resident of...
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‘Ghor disables denied government jobs, privileges’

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Mar 15, 2018 - 22:13
FEROZKOH (Pajhwok): Physically-challenged people in western Ghor province have complained they are denied facilities the government has offered them in good governance, education and health sectors. Four decades of war, daily blasts, suicide attacks...
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More than 40,000 NCP vehicles exist in Takhar

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Mar 14, 2018 - 16:13
TALOQAN (Pajhwok): Local traffic officials say more than 40,000 non-custom-paid (NCP) vehicles exist in northern Takhar province. Such automobiles are increasingly used in criminal incidents. Hazrat Gul Farkhari, Takhar traffic department head, told...
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Deaths from Badakhshan accidents rise this solar year

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Mar 11, 2018 - 20:43
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok) Thirty-four people died in traffic accidents in northeastern Badakhshan province this solar year compared to 20 deaths last year, an official said Sunday.
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Only 7pc of Logar girls graduate from high school each year

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Mar 11, 2018 - 16:59
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Around 7,000 new girls are enrolled in schools in central Logar province each year, but only 400 of them reach high school due to cultural restrictions and insecurity, officials said Sunday. Logar education director, Akbar...
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Girl, 16, used as sex slave for sin her stepfather committed.

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Mar 11, 2018 - 16:32
KABUL (Pajhwok): She was 12 years old when her step-father raped her and was married to a man when she was 16 and her husband has been treating her not as a wife but as a slave after knowing about the rape. Shazia (not real name), is a resident of...
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Municipality blames Kabul congestion on vendors

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Mar 10, 2018 - 16:58
KABUL (Pajhwok): Amidst efforts to bring them to a specific place, the presence of around 90,000 vendors in different parts of the capital has resulted in traffic congestion, an official said on Saturday. Kabul Municipality spokesman Abdul Jalil...
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The story behind Wardak ‘Village Sisters Art Movement’

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Mar 09, 2018 - 00:00
MAIDAN SHAHR (Pajhwok): A group of young women in insurgency-plagued central Maidan Wardak province has been campaigning to give aspirant female poets a platform to recite their poetry and art talent through their initiative ---Village Sisters Art...
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ANIM wants people to respect music, artistes

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Mar 07, 2018 - 18:21
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghanistan National Institute of Music (ANIM) has earned several international awards recently and has drawn a number of deprived girls and boys to learn music. Inaugurated in 2010, the institute has been providing instructions...
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‘Deceived and raped’, Pakistani female doctor seeks justice

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Mar 06, 2018 - 14:18
LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): A female Pakistani doctor was brought to southern Helmand province through irregular channels to treat women patients against a monthly salary, however she was not only denied the promised money but also subjected to violence and repeated rape by the Afghan man who staged the deceive for several months.
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For 6 months, Kandahar teachers working without pay

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Mar 05, 2018 - 20:03
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Thousands of teachers in southern Kandahar province have been not paid their salaries for months, negatively impacting their economic situation and the education process. The most affected teachers are those hired on...
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Number of youth using crystal meth 60pc up in Kunar

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Mar 05, 2018 - 19:13
ASADABAD (Pajhwok): Health officials and residents say the number of youth using the synthetic drug crystal methamphetamine has increased by 60 percent in eastern Kunar province. Health experts say consistent use of crystal meth can result in severe...
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Kunduzis uneasy with no telecom services at night

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Mar 03, 2018 - 19:34
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Some residents of northern Kunduz province on Saturday complained telecom services are suspended every night in many areas, urging early solution to the inconvenience. Sayed Nisar Khan, a resident of Kunduz City, the...
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‘Paan’ use can cause oral cancer, other diseases, say experts

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Feb 28, 2018 - 02:14
KABUL (Pajhwok): Health experts say excessive use of Paan, a popular psychoactive substance, can lead to various fatal illnesses such as oral cancer, memory loss, transmission of infectious diseases, blackening of the teeth and bad smell. "Paan" is...
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Female carpet weavers in Kabul seek govt support

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Feb 27, 2018 - 21:06
KABUL (Pajhwok): A number of women associated with carpet weaving in capital Kabul have complained against low wages and say if the government supported the carpet industry, their lives could improve. Nearly 80 women have been working in the textile...
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Sar-i-Pul passport office lacks facilities amid rush

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Feb 27, 2018 - 18:27
KABUL (Pajhwok): The number of people daily arriving at the Passport Office in northern Sar-i-Pul province to apply for passports has doubled lately, but the office cannot process even half of the applications, local people complain. The applicants...
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Hundreds with water-borne diseases visit Parwan hospital daily

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Feb 27, 2018 - 12:04
CHARIKAR (Pajhwok): Around 21,000 people monthly visit the provincial civil hospital in central Parwan province for treatment of infectious diseases amid increasing complaints about contaminated water supply to residences in the provincial capital,...
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Balochi carpet industry on the verge of collapse

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Feb 26, 2018 - 15:42
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): The Balochi carpet industry has been on the decline in southwestern Nimroz province for multiple reasons, local businessmen say. Lack of attention to the industry, mass migration to the foreign countries and inadequate assistance...
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