KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Orchard owners have reported an increased yield of berries in southern Kandahar province this year, linking the hike to timely rains and an absence of crop diseases. They expect a huge quantity of berries being exported to foreign countries.
LASHKARGAH (PAN): Officials and tribal elders warn if the government does not adopt effective measure to establish its writ in the Nawzad district, insecurity could spread to other parts of southern Helmand province.
KUNDUZ CITY (PAN): “The bomber took the life of my only son and changed this year’s Eid festival into a sea of sorrows for me,” says the mother of a 24-year-old who was among 14 killed in a February suicide attack in northern Kunduz province.
KABUL (PAN): Big weddings and bigger dowries -- the bane of Afghan society -- are responsible for serious and widespread social problems, reveals an Independent Media Consortium Productions (IMCP) investigation.*
Over the past decade, the freedom of expression and media has been one of the major joint achievements of the Afghan government and its international partners. This is a gain everyone appreciates and talks about.
KABUL (PAN/IMCP): Only a fraction of Kabul’s streets are paved properly. The vast majority of roads appears much like potholes and dirt heaps, yet contractors regularly overshoot budgets. The Independent Media Consortium Productions (IMCP) investigates the money trail.*