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Militants, tribal tradition hamper female education

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Jan 28, 2015 - 15:49
FIROZKOH (Pajhwok): Director women affairs for western Ghor province has said that illegal armed men, militants and local tradition are preventing thousands of girls to stay away from getting education. Masooma Anwari in her exclusive interview with...
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Cut in additional police force for Nuristan ruled out

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Jan 26, 2015 - 13:18
KABUL (Pajhwok): The acting governor of eastern Nuristan province on Monday confirmed an additional 850-member police force would continue to ensure security in the restive region.
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NATO envoy drums up support for unity govt

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Jan 25, 2015 - 13:39
KABUL (Pajhwok): NATO’s new senior civilian representative (SCR) on Sunday said Afghanistan needed a strong government to deal with the challenges facing the war-torn country. In an exclusive interview with Pajhwok Afghan News, Ismail Aramaz...
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Minister-designate vows transparency, efficiency

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Jan 15, 2015 - 15:52
KABUL (Pajhwok): Rural development minister-designate Eng. Nasir Ahmad Durrani on Thursday said he would create a department to maintain transparency in the ministry’s affairs.
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Kandahar marble plant lures customers

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Jan 12, 2015 - 10:37
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): The marble stones processed in southern Kandahar province are attracting customers in large numbers, an official said on Saturday.
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Greater support sought for social welfare plans

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Jan 11, 2015 - 15:57
KABUL (Pajhwok): A former minister on Sunday urged President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani to keep sustained focus on social welfare and job-generating programmes for the sake of Afghanistan’s development.
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Regional cooperation rising against terror: Atmar

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Jan 07, 2015 - 19:50
TEHRAN (Pajhwok): Afghanistan’s National Security Advisor Hanif Atmar on Wednesday said regional countries had increased joint efforts at countering terrorism after realising the menace equally threatened them. Atmar, who arrived in Tehran on a two-...
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ICC full membership status top priority: Danish

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Dec 30, 2014 - 15:31
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) new chairman Nasimullah Danish on Tuesday said efforts at attaining International Cricket Council (ICC) full membership status would be among his top priorities. Few days ago, President Ashraf Ghani...
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A new chapter in Afghan-NATO ties

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Dec 24, 2014 - 13:45
As we complete the international combat mission at the end of 2014, we open a new chapter in the relationship between NATO and Afghanistan.
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Despite Iranian curbs, Nimroz revenue up

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Dec 22, 2014 - 20:36
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): The revenue of western Nimroz province has significantly increased, but officials on Monday complained the Iranian government had banned the entry of some transit trucks coming to the port.
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Wardak mines generate 6m afs revenue

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Dec 22, 2014 - 17:20
MAIDAN SHAHAR (Pajhwok): Nearly six million afghanis revenue has been collected under short and long-term mining contracts with various firms in central Maidan Wardak province, an official said on Monday.
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Development of Kaldar district ignored

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Dec 22, 2014 - 15:27
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): The Kaldar district chief in northern Balkh province has alleged the former government had neglected the town’s development for 13 years.
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Masood stresses sustained focus on peace

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Dec 19, 2014 - 12:36
KABUL (Pajhwok): Shahzada Masood, advisor to the president on tribal affairs, has demanded of the national unity government to take concerted steps to ensure lasting peace in the country.
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Meddling behind Helmand fighting: Lawang

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Dec 12, 2014 - 15:23
LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): The 215th Maiwand Military Corps alleged on Friday fighting in southern Helmand province was dragging on due to brazen interference from a neighbouring country and joblessness.
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Gunmen seen as a threat to Laghman peace

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Nov 30, 2014 - 15:28
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The presence of a large number of irresponsible gunmen poses a serious threat to security in eastern Laghman province, a public representative said on Sunday.
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Afghans to pose challenge to world’s best teams: Murad

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Nov 24, 2014 - 16:01
KABUL (Pajhwok): Dr. Noor Mohammad Murad, Chief Executive Officer Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB), has said the national side’s preparations for the World Cup are not confined to participation only, but to pose a challenge to the world’s best teams.
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ISAF set to vacate main base in Logar

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Nov 06, 2014 - 14:31
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) troops are set to vacate their main base in central Logar province, handing the camp over to the Afghan National Army (ANA), an official said on Thursday.
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Gilani suggests parleys with insurgents

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Oct 25, 2014 - 18:59
KABUL (Pajhwok): Hezb-i-Mahaz-i-Milli Islami leader Syed Hamid Gilani on Saturday suggested the armed opposition should also be included in the national unity process.
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NU chancellor promises drastic changes

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Oct 09, 2014 - 16:44
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Professor Muhammad Tahir Inayat, the newly appointed chancellor of Nangarhaar University (NU) has promised drastic changes to take this important academic institution out of current crisis.
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Slow work on bridge irks residents

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Oct 02, 2014 - 16:23
CHARIKAR (Pajhwok): Residents of the Jabalus Saraj district of central Parwan province complain they have been facing problems over the past three years after a key bridge was destroyed to build a new one.
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