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    Drug abuse goes out of control

    The country’s deaddiction centres are not able to keep up with the spiraling drug abuse. With nearly 1.6 million addicts including children and women the rampant use of an assortment of drugs has become a serious public health crisis. The Independent Media Consortium (IMC) Productions investigates.*


    Rival claims to land lead to murder

    A dispute over ownership of land in Bagrami, Kabul, has led to eight murders. However, the authorities say the land belongs to the government and not to private individuals.

    Governance,Business & Economics,Features

    Sabzak coal mine agreement violated: Public reps

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Illegal excavation of the Sabzak coalmine in western Herat province has been inflicting a loss of millions of afghanis on the national exchequer annually, lawmakers and provincial council members allege.


    Most PC members support 3 presidential runners

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Of 307 provincial council (PC) members interviewed by Pajhwok Afghan News, 65 support presidential runner Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai while 61back Dr. Abdullah Abduullah.


    Logar mayor sells green belts, footpaths

    PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): The Logar mayor has unlawfully sold government-owned land, including green belts and pedestrian ways, in Pul-i-Alam, the provincial capital, authorities said on Saturday.

    Business & Economics,Migration,Features

    Afghan riches need railroad to be unlocked

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The short stretch of track is intended to be the start of 3,600 kilometers of rail that will be the key to unlock Afghanistan’s mineral riches, including iron, copper and gold, a media report said." border="0" height="1" width="1">

    The in a report pointed to the establishment of Afghanistan’s railroad, problems and current status with respect to the withdrawal of foreign troops from Afghanistan after 2014.  


    Health care is a dream for most Afghans

     KABUL (PAN): Millions of dollars have been poured into the health sector. Yet for many Afghans the nearest health centre is roughly three days away, and two-thirds of pharmacies do not have professional staff. An investigation by the Independent Media Consortium (IMC) Productions.*

    Security and Crime,Features

    Two murders, or suicide?

    Sayed Abdullah from Sadat Shah Zaman Angoori in Jaghoori district was found hanging by his tonban string while in police custody seven months ago. An investigation by the Independent Media Consortium (IMC) Productions.*


    No end to illegal abortions

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Desperate families are resorting to abortion in unsafe conditions and abandoning newborns, particularly female infants, in hospitals.

    Security and Crime,Features

    Chinarak coalmine extraction underway amid unclear contract

     KABUL (Pajhwok): Despite the fact that the contract was signed with Afghan company one year ago, the findings of Pajhwok Afghan News show local groups continue extracting the Chinarak coalmine illegally in northern Baghlan province.