Pajhwok Services

Photo Service

SMS News Service

Pajhwok combines its expertise and experience in news reporting with a telecom firm and thus reach a wider audience in an 
effective way.

To subscribe: 
English News Update : Send 83 to 824
Dari News Update : Send 84 to 824
Pashto News Update : Send 85 to 824

Election Coverage

Special Mining Page

Afghan Peace Process Special Page

Addvertise With Pajhwok

Daily Newsletter

Language
Sending Time (GMT / Kabul time)

Suggest a Story

Pajhwok is interested in your story suggestions. Please tell us your thoughts by clicking here.

140 poppy growers detained in Nangarhar

140 poppy growers detained in Nangarhar

By
On
Nov 22, 2011 - 14:44

JALALABAD (PANinfo-icon): As many as 140 people have been arrested on the charge of cultivating the banned poppy crop over the past 20 days in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Tuesday.

The arrests were made in Sherzad, Achin, Lalpura, Khogyani, Pachir Agam and Spin Ghar districts, the governor's spokesman, Ahmad Zia Abdulzai, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

The growers were arrested following a series of meetings between officials at the governor's house to prevent the cultivation of poppies.

He said the governor had ordered stern action against poppy growers. The detainees would not be released on requests from tribal elders, he suggested.

Achin district chief, Hassan Khan, said 36 farmers had been arrested in the Abdulkhel, Pekha, Koshtal, Bandar and Shadal areas of Achin and Spin Ghar districts.

Last year, Nangarhar could not achieve the $10 million reward for failing to curb the cultivation of the illicit crop.

ma/mud

Tags: 

Related Article


Download “Pajhwok” mobile App, on your smartphone to read and access latest news, features, interviews, videos and photos about Afghanistan.

   

Add new comment

Advertisement

Twitter Update