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    Lack of medical facilities haunts Nuristan

    JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Residents of eastern Nuristan province complain even a single hospital could not be built in the remote mountainous province, forcing people to traverse long distances to neighbouring provinces for treatment.

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    Residents flay low power voltage

    NEILI (Pajhwok): Residents of central Daikundi province on Sunday complained against low voltage and high electricity prices. As many as 50,000 families, living in Neili, are deprived of electricity. Another 90 percent are forced to use solar systems.


    Minister recommends relatives for apartments

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The minister for agriculture and livestock has recommended relatives instead of government officials for the allotment of apartments in a newly-constructed township in Kabul, well-placed sources said on Wednesday.

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    Solar panels selling like hotcakes in east

    JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Solar energy panels are selling like hotcakes in eastern Nangarhar and Laghman provinces amid increasingly hot weather.


    Lawlessness threat to democracy: AIHRC

    MAIMANA (Pajhwok): The Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) chief for northwestern Faryab province on Monday said 50 complaints of attacks, killings, violence, ransom cases and burning of civilian property were reported last year.

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    ISAF pullout fuelling unemployment

    CHARIKAR (Pajhwok): Unemployment is on the rise and economic activity on the decline ahead of the withdrawal of foreign forces from Afghanistan, residents of central Parwan province complained on Monday.


    Meet Kabul's self-appointed traffic guru

    A psychologically troubled wanderer or a service to society? In the congested 13th district, a self-appointed traffic officer raises praise as well as controversy.


    A poet reaching out to the disabled

    JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Writer, poet and social worker Baz Mohammad Abid has been running a fund-raising campaign over the past few months, buying wheelchairs for people with disabilities and assisting the poor.


    ISIS chief lived in Kabul during Taliban rule

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The head of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, is said to have spent considerable time in Afghanistan during the Taliban regime and served as a member of the Ishaq Group.

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    The price of a girl

    KABUL (Pajhwok): In a tragic tale, tribal law lessens the emotional blow to a family selling its daughters out of financial desperation.