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My children ask where is our father, says a widow

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Feb 08, 2016 - 15:05
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): A widow, who lost her husband in a suicide explosion, in southeastern Khost province complains she has been struggling to feed her children in the face of extreme poverty. Shakila, 35, told Pajhwok Afghan News she was...
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Young innovator makes different electrical appliances

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Feb 06, 2016 - 16:57
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): A young man in the capital of northern Balkh province has innovated electrical appliances including traffic signal lights cheaper than installed in major cities. The youth has made different electrical switches, switching...
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Thousands of right-hand drive vehicles to be banned in April

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Feb 02, 2016 - 20:17
KABUL (Pajhwok): Traffic officials on Tuesday said a five-year grace period for around 6,000 right-hand drive vehicles would expire in April this year. After the expiry of the deadline, the department will ban them all.
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No mercy for corrupt officials, says new Ghor governor

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Feb 01, 2016 - 18:15
FIROZKOH (Pajhwok): The new governor for western Ghor province on Monday confirmed corruption prevailed in the provincial administration, but warned those involved would be taken to task. In an exclusive interview with Pajhwok Afghan News, Ghulam...
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Harrowing tale of a bleak Ramadan evening in Kandahar

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Jan 31, 2016 - 19:24
Voice of war victims KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): It was the fourth day of Ramadan. After a long and hot day, people were having Iftar when a massive explosion shook Kandahar City, an old man narratesa harrowing six years old story. On Aug 26, 2009,...
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Father was family’s spinal cord: Ex-Balkh attorney’s son

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Jan 31, 2016 - 19:13
MAZARI-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): The killing of a prosecutor in a suicide attack on the attorney office in northern Balkh province has negatively affected his family, his son complains. On April 9, 2015, a group of suicide bombers attacked the office of...
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200,000afs in solatium: Is it the cost of 2 lives?

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Jan 31, 2016 - 18:15
KABUL (Pajhwok): Here is a man who lost two sons to last year’s devastating attack in the Shah Shaheed neighbourhood of Kabul. Several of members of his family were wounded and his house ruined by the powerful bombing. In what the government calls...
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Mother of 2, a war victim speaks of life miseries

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Jan 31, 2016 - 17:18
Voice‌ of‌ War‌ Victims SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Shugofa, one of the war victims, is living in a stable. She says has no option but to beg for alms and complains some men sometimes make illegal demands on her, which makes her life more miserable. The...
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Security plans for Helmand 90pc ready: Qahraman

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Jan 26, 2016 - 16:43
LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): The presidential envoy for Helmand’s security affairs, Abdul Jabbar Qahraman, said he had 90 percent completed his plans to improve the security of the restive province. Soon after being appointed as the president’s...
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‘Lack of electricity, poppy crop major problems in Sholgara’

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Jan 24, 2016 - 20:29
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): The administrative head for Sholgara district of northern Balkh province on Sunday said a lack of electricity and farmers’ return to poppy crop cultivation were two big problems in the town. Sirajuddin Abid told Pajhwok...
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Peace strategy ineffective, needs thorough review: Ahady

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Jan 21, 2016 - 15:39
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghanistan’s New National Front (ANNF) on Thursday called the peace process complicated, claiming the government’s strategy for reconciliation had been ineffective. ANNF head Anwarul Haq Ahady said the government believed...
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Khalilzad predicts more intense fighting season

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Jan 15, 2016 - 11:16
WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): Expressing his “disappointment” over Pakistan’s role in reviving the Afghan peace process, a former top American diplomat has said he “feels Washington’s assistance to Islamabad needs to be linked with its cooperation on...
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Rifts in Olympic Committee no longer tolerable, says Nikpa

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Jan 05, 2016 - 12:04
KABUL (Pajhwok): Taekwondo practitioner Rohullah Nikpa, a two-time bronze medalist regarded as a national pride, says differences in Afghanistan’s Olympic Committee are no longer tolerable.
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Precious stones being smuggled to Pakistan from Sherzad

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Dec 27, 2015 - 19:30
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Two deposits of previous stones in Sherzad district of eastern Nangarhar province have long been unprofessionally extracted and the stones smuggled to Pakistan, an official said on Sunday. During an exclusive interview with...
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Corruption a serious issue for Afghanistan: Aramaz

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Dec 26, 2015 - 12:52
KABUL (Pajhwok): Following the departure of most of international combat troops, the Afghan government has been able to deal independently with most of security challenges, a senior NATO diplomat says. In an exclusive interview with Pajhwok Afghan...
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Kunduz episode won’t recur, says senior military leader

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Dec 15, 2015 - 11:24
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): A senior military official on Tuesday said the Afghan forces were not prepared for the Taliban attack to capture Kunduz City and vowed such incident would not recur in future.
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Measures taken to keep Nuristan roads open in winter

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Dec 12, 2015 - 16:10
ASADABAD (Pajhwok): The governor of eastern Nuristan province says they have adopted precautionary measures to keep roads open during winter and commodities’ prices stable. Hafiz Abdul Qayum was talking to Pajhwok Afghan News during an exclusive...
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500 ALP personnel to secure Nimroz borders with Iran, Pakistan

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Dec 02, 2015 - 16:47
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): The governor on Wednesday said a 500-member strong Afghan local police (ALP) force would be deployed at the borders with Pakistan and Iran and border police would be equipped in near future to prevent militants from moving between...
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Evolution of Kabuliwala -- the story and the man

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Dec 01, 2015 - 18:13
KABUL (Pajhwok): Rabindranath Tagore’s Kabuliwala story, penned in 1890s, has been reproduced either as a play or a successful Balraj Sahni starrer. But the reproduction has retained its original flavour -- authentic and close to Tagore’s text.
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A female general who took not a single day off in 41 years

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Nov 29, 2015 - 19:55
KABUL (Pajhwok): “Not only working in police and army was a pride for women, but whatever services they offered for the government and people were praised”, recalls a female general the women’s situation in Afghanistan four decades ago.
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