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    Fasting for 35 years, elderly Afghan urges patience

    FARAH CITY (Pajhwok): “It is an egregious shame for Afghans that US Secretary of State John Kerry comes from America and reconciles our leaders,” remarks an elderly resident of western Farah province.



    Governance,Reconstruction,Interviews

    Election uncertainty hits housing schemes

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD) on Wednesday said the presidential election crisis caused the residential buildings construction projects delayed.



    Sports,Interviews

    Philp all praise for Afghan cricket squad

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Australian ambassador in Kabul Jon Philp said on Tuesday Afghanistan had witnessed significant progress in the field of cricket.



    Education,Interviews

    Uruzgan struggles with teachers’ shortage

     TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): A shortage of professional teachers has long been haunting the education sector of central Uruzgan province, the education director says.



    Culture,Interviews

    Musician with global ambitions

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A promising musician student at Afghanistan National Institute of Music (ANIM) has said he wants to compete in his field at national and international to represent his country.



    Governance,Social,Interviews

    For vote sake, man hides daughter demise

    KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Mohammad Jawaz Khan kept secret the demise of his ailing daughter to let villagers stream to polling centres.



    Social,Interviews

    Sadly, rights on paper only for the disabled

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Even government offices have flouted the law on jobs for the disabled, according to an Independent Media Consortium (IMC) investigation.



    Business & Economics,Interviews

    Illegal tourmaline mining continues unabated

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Northern and eastern parts of Afghanistan have abundant reserves of tourmaline -- locally known as Bairoch -- but the government has been unable to formally control them or award contract for their extraction, an official said.



    Governance,Interviews

    Too early to name favourite runner: Mahmoud

    KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): President Hamid Karzai’s brother Mahmoud Karzai on Monday said he would support a presidential candidate with a forward-looking policy and programme for Afghanistan’s future in the looming runoff.



    Business & Economics,Interviews

    New maps to help exploit mines: minister

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Mines Minister Mohammad Akbar Barakzai on Monday said recent geological surveys and maps by the US Geological Survey to locate and identify Afghanistan’s myriad rich mineral deposits would help attract investments in the sector.