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

Sending Time (GMT / Kabul time)

Suggest a Story

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

27 university students detained in Nangarhar raid

27 university students detained in Nangarhar raid

Nov 17, 2015 - 15:35

JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Twenty-seven university students have been arrested for carrying Talibaninfo-icon and Daesh flags during a protest rally in eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Tuesday said.

Some days ago, a number of Nangarhar University students, carrying flags of Islamic State (IS) and Taliban, staged a protest in Jalalabad City, the provincial capital, against hostel accommodation problems.

The governor’s spokesman, Attaullah Khogyani, confirmed to Pajhwok Afghan News a raid by Afghan forces on Nangarhar University hostel on Monday night.

He said the operation was ordered by the governor but stopped short of going into details.

The university chancellor, Babrak Miakhail, confirmed the operation and said 27 students had been arrested for investigation.

Earlier, Miakhail had asked security organs to act against students who protested against the government. He had said that police did not take stern action against those supporting militants during the rally.

He said the protest could not represent all students of the university as 99 percent of students opposed it.

The protest was also condemned by people, civil societyinfo-icon activists and parliament and they asked the government to take stern action against the rally organisers.


Related Article

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



Twitter Update