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GARDEZ (Pajhwok): Seven policemen have been killed in an overnight Taliban militant in Zurmat district of southeastern Paktia province, an official said on Sunday. An eight policeman was injured in the attack on a police post in Naik area of the... read more
GARDEZ (Pajhwok): Some residents and officials of southeastern Paktia province say the provincial civil hospital is lacking equipment and staff amid increasing number of patients. Paktia deputy governor Abdul Wali Sahi told Pajhwok Afghan News... read more
GARDEZ (Pajhwok): Women in southeastern Paktia province say nothing fundamental has been done to improve women’s living standard and past projects in this regard have little impact. Aisha, a resident of Ahmadkhel district, told Pajhwok Afghan... read more
GARDEZ (Pajhwok): A well-equipped tuberculosis diagnosis and treatment center has been opened in southeastern Paktia province, an official said on Saturday. Dr. Wilayat Khan Ahmadzai, the provincial public health director, told Pajhwok Afghan... read more
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Security forces captured a large catche of weapons and explosives and killed 14 rebels during an operation in Deh Yak district of southern Ghazni province. The Afghan National Army’s 203 Thunder Military Corps in a... read more
GARDEZ (Pajhwok): Public representatives in southeastern Paktia province say recent high casualty attacks in the country were against Islam and humanity, urging increased security measures to prevent such incidents in future. The members of the... read more
GARDEZ (Pajhwok): The residents and women’s rights activists of southeastern Paktia province say they are not happy and satisfied with the number of women working in the provincial public sector. Women activist say the presence of female... read more
GARDEZ (Pajhwok): Taliban insurgents have freed 14 police personnel after holding them captive for eight months in Janikhel district of southeastern Paktia province, an official said on Sunday. Police also confirmed the news and said the Taliban... read more
GARDEZ (Pajhwok): Local residents in southeastern Paktia province say telecom networks have been accessible only for a few hours in five bordering districts of the province over the past 10 months. According to them, the telecom companies provide... read more
GARDEZ (Pajhwok): A majority of the fighters in Taliban ranks in border areas of southeastern Paktia province are foreigners most of them Pakistanis, local officials said on Thursday. Officials in Janikhel, Dand Patan, Chamkani and Zazi Aryub... read more
GARDEZ (Pajhwok): Heavy casualties have been inflicted on militants and a large quantity of weapons recovered from them in an air-and-ground offensive in the southeastern zone of the country, a military official claimed on Thursday. Maj. Gen.... read more
GARDEZ (Pajhwok): The authorities in southeastern Paktia province have closed general roads inside the provincial capital, Gardez, and a highway that connects the city with several districts, causing a great deal of inconvenience to residents.... read more
GARDEZ (Pajhwok): A youth group has launched a fundraiser for reconstruction of the university in southeastern Paktia province after a heavy explosion badly damaged the campus in Gardez, the provincial capital. The suicide and gun attack on the... read more
GARDEZ (Pajhwok): A survey has been launched for the long-delayed Gardez ring road, a project that will cost $50 million, officials said on Monday. Paktia Governor Shamim Khan Katawazi told a meeting the road -- the biggest project in the history... read more
GARDEZ (Pajhwok): A NATO drone strike killed seven Taliban insurgents and wounded as many in Sayed Karam district of southeastern Paktia province, an official said Sunday. Abdullah Hasrat, the governor’s spokesman told Pajhwok Afghan News the... read more
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): Computer science department students have designed a system for holding records of exams, education process, library and administrative affairs on the university campus in southeastern Paktia province. The final year students... read more
GARDEZ (Pajhwok): Unidentified gunmen shot dead a former Hezb-i-Islami Afghanistan (HIA) provincial office head along with two other members of his family in southern Paktia province on Tuesday, an official said. The incident took place in... read more
GARDEZ (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani on Sunday accused Russia and Pakistan of supporting the Afghan Taliban who he said responded to his call for peace with suicide attacks. Ghani, who travelled to southeastern Paktia province to condole with... read more
GARDIZ (Pajhwok): Provincial council members and civil society activists on Wednesday strongly condemned yesterday’s deadly attack in southeastern Paktia province and demanded dismissal of the provincial intelligence officials. The deadly attack... read more
GARDEZ (Pajhwok): Eight health clinics have recently stopped delivering services to people in some densely populated districts of southeastern Paktia province, residents and their representatives on said Wednesday. Provincial council (PC)... read more
SHARANA (Pajhwok): Forty schools have been closed in various districts of southeastern Paktika province, depriving thousands of students of education, officials and residents say. Mehraban Pashton, a resident of Khairkot district, told Pajhwok... read more
GARDEZ (Pajhwok): A survey to identify areas to be used as polling stations for next year’s parliamentary elections in southeastern Paktia province has been almost completed, an official said on Thursday. Independent Election Commission (IEC)... read more
GARDEZ (Pajhwok): Some residents of southeastern Paktika province complain repeated pledgesby the government to reconstructroads in the province have not been honoured, with people facingserious problems. Construction and rehabilitation work on... read more
GARDEZ (Pajhwok):  An annual poetry session – Nakhtar – was held in the capital of southeastern Paktia province, Gardez, on Friday, with dozens of poets and writers attending the event. Paktia governor Shamim Khan Katawazai, who spoke on the... read more
GARDEZ (Pajhwok): Police in southeastern Paktia province on Tuesday said they were concerned about a 1500 afghanis pay cut as directed by the Ministry of Interior in a letter to the provincial police headquarters. The ministry has cited ‘... read more
GARDEZ (Pajhwok): Provincial council members, tribal elders, religious scholars and civil society activists on Sunday pitched protest tents in front of the provincial council office and the governor’s house against what they said President Ghani’s... read more
GARDEZ (Pajhwok): Seven militants and one policeman were killed during a clash in southeastern Paktia province, police said on Monday. Deputy police chief Col. Nisar Ahmad Abdulrahimzai told Pajhwok Afghan News that Taliban militants ambushed a... read more
GARDEZ CITY (Pajhwok): The Lazha Mangal district administrative chief in southeastern Paktia province on Monday complained the provincial authorities were yet to introduce him to his office despite being officially appointed three years back.... read more
GARDEZ (Pajhwok): Personnel from the Second Border Police Brigade in southeastern Paktia province have built a mosque inside the force headquarters on their own expense, officials said on Sunday. Officials of the police brigade said the personnel... read more
GARDEZ (Pajhwok): Tribal elders from Pakistan and Afghanistan on Sunday held a joint gathering in southeastern Paktia province and agreed to work together for bringing peace and stability to the region. Elders from Chankani, Patan, Muqbil, Mangal... read more
GARDEZ (Pajhwok): Traders, industrialists and wholesalers in southeastern Paktia province on Sunday complained they were paying taxes to both  the government and the Taliban and warned of closing down their businesses. At a joint press... read more
GARDEZ (Pajhwok): At least 15 Taliban militants have been killed in NATO airstrikes in the Janikhel district of southeastern Paktia province, officials said on Sunday. The governor’s spokesperson, Abdullah Hasrat, told Pajhwok Afghan News NATO... read more
GARDEZ (Pajhwok): Hundreds of people in southeastern Paktia province on Wednesday protested against the fencing of the Durand Line by Pakistan. Few days earlier, Pakistan started installing fences on the Durand Line under the pretext of... read more
GARDEZ (Pajhwok): The new academic year was officially started in southeastern Paktia province on Saturday, at a time when 14 girls’ schools have been closed in the province. The new academic year was launched at an official ceremony in the... read more
GARDEZ (Pajhwok): Local residents say construction work could not be initiated on a 73-kilometre portion of the Gardez-Dand Patan highway in southeastern Paktia province, two years after the projected was launched. The Ministry of Public Works... read more
GARDEZ (Pajhwok): The governor for southeastern Paktia province on Saturday claimed Taliban militants were trying to get recruited their men in security organs. Zalmai Weesa told a press conference in Gardez, the provincial capital, that the... read more
GARDEZ (Pajhwok): Police on Sunday claimed foiling a kidnapping bid and arresting four persons in southeastern Paktia province. Police chief Brig. Gen. Qadar Gul Zadran identified to Pajhwok Afghan News the four detainees as Inayatullah, Wakil... read more