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    Iran excavates Ghorian iron resources

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Iranian authorities have been excavating iron mine located in the border area between the two countries in western Herat Province, an official said.

    Business & Economics,Features

    50pc of Herat marbles lost during mining

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Due to negligence on the part of the Ministry of Mines and Petroleum, a large portion of marble is lost during mining in western Herat province, local officials say.


    2nd round vote result may throw up surprises

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Pajhwok Afghan News (PAN) has collected unofficial results from 170 polling sites across the country and tallied the votes polled there during Saturday’s runoff presidential electi

    Security and Crime,Education,Features

    Ghor education sector hostage to warlords

    FEROZKOH (Pajhwok): The education sector in western Ghor province has been facing problems ranging from warlords’ interference to a shortage of professional teachers, textbooks and school buildings, depicting a bleak future for students.


    Elderly woman votes for a better tomorrow

    NEILI (Pajhwok): An elderly woman travelled for miles to cast her vote at a polling station in Neili, the capital of Daikundi province, saying she wanted the new president to ensure peace, progress and prosperity.


    Nonagenarian votes to discharge his duty

    FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): A 94-year-old man, after casting his vote in northeastern Badakhshan province, said on Saturday he considered franchise as a national responsibility.


    Pajhwok to carry articles of Abdullah, Ahmadzai supporters

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Pajhwok Afghan News (PAN) would publish articles written by the supporters of frontrunner candidates Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai and Dr.


    50 major promises each by Abdullah and Ghani

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Amid predicted fears of an upsurge in Taliban violence and voting along ethnic lines, the Afghans will decide which of two presidential candidates will be their next president on June 14.


    Afghan women living conditions drastically changed

    Women in Afghanistan are still victims of worst kinds of cases of violence but considerable changes have been observed in the living standards of women during the last 13 years, the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) said.

    Business & Economics,Features

    Kabul butchers sell infected meat at low price

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A number of butchers in Kabul City sell the meat of ill and even dead animals in the market that causes fatal diseases among consumers.