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    Poppy-free Logar sees sharp rise in drug addiction

    PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Logar province in central Afghanistan was declared poppy-free five years ago, but since then the number of drug addicts has shot up.



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    Rust attack cuts wheat yield in Daikundi

    NEILI (PAN): Nearly 30 per cent of wheat fields in Daikundi have been attacked by rust, decreasing the level of production in the central province.



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    Drive against unregistered vehicles launched

    QALAT (PAN): In compliance with President Hamid Karzai's orders, a campaign was launched against unregistered vehicles in the southern province of Zabul, a senior traffic official said.



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    Zabul residents want pillion riding ban lifted

    QALAT (PAN): Residents of southern Zabul province complain that a ban imposed on pillion riding has been creating problems for ordinary civilians.



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    Juvenile detention centre gets aid

    KABUL (PAN): Afghan and American officials visited the Kabul Juvenile Detention Centre to deliver supplies donated by non-governmental organisations, the US military said on Friday.



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    Demand for Afghan clothes on the rise

    KABUL (PAN): Afghan-made women's clothes are selling like hot cakes at garment stores in Kabul, leaving a positive impact on the trade in domestic wear.



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    Rampant corruption fuelling conflict, finds survey

    KABUL (PAN): The conflict in Afghanistan is fuelled by widespread corruption in government departments, including police, courts, health and educations, anti-graft watchdog said on Thursday.



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    Rampant corruption fuelling conflict, finds survey

    KABUL (PAN): The conflict in Afghanistan is fuelled by widespread corruption in government departments, including police, courts, health and educations, anti-graft watchdog said on Thursday.



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    Women barred from venturing out of homes

    FAIZABAD (PAN): Clerics in northern Badakhshan province Wednesday issued a resolution, asking women to refrain from venturing out of home without an immediate male relative.



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    Growers, officials differ over decline in poppy in Helmand

    LASHKARGAH (PAN): Farmers in southern Helmand province claim that foreign troops sprayed chemical on their fields, destroying up to 90 percent of this years the poppy crops.