MAZAR-I-SHARIF (PAN): Friday’s fire at a multi-storey market in Mazar-i-Sharif, the capital of northern Balkh province, caused financial losses worth millions of dollars, shopkeepers said on Saturday, asking the government for compensation.
GHAZNI CITY/PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Massive flooding unleashed by heavy rains left at least five people dead, 60 homes destroyed and thousands of acres of farmland inundated in southern Ghazni and central Logar provinces, officials said on Thursday.
KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai on Tuesday asked the authorities concerned to accelerate their efforts at reaching out to floods’ victims with relief supplies in central Maidan Wardak and southeastern Paktika provinces.
KABUL/SHARANA (PAN): Nine people lost their lives to flash flooding and 13 others sustained injuries in the disaster that hit central Maidan Wardak and southeastern Paktika provinces, officials said on Tuesday.
JALALABAD (PAN): Farmers in several districts of eastern Nangarhar province said on Tuesday they could lose standing crops grown over dozens of acres of land if a canal irrigating the fields was not repaired forthwith.
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Ghazni provincial High Peace Council (HPC) chief Fazl Ahmad Tolwak, who sustained injuries during a roadside bombing in the southern province about a month back, has died in a hospital in India.