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    Good governance tops Balkh residents demands

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): Residents of northern Balkh province say their foremost demand from the next president is good governance.

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF, Aug 29, 2014: Arsh Younusi, head of Balkh Chamber of Commerce and Industries, in an exclusive interview with Pajhwok Afghan News (PAN).

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    Hajj flights operation begins in Balkh

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): Hajj flights transporting pilgrimages to Saudi Arabia were started from Mazar-e-Sharif, the provincial capital of northern Balkh province, an official said Saturday.

    Business & Economics

    Balkh municipality’s revenue unaffected

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): The uncertain electoral process has had no significant impact on the affairs and revenues of the municipality department of northern Balkh province, the mayor said on Wednesday.

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF, Aug 19, 2014: Youth travel in vehicles, waving national flags on the eve of 95th Independence Day of Afghanistan in northern Balkh  province on Tuesday evening.

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF, Aug 19, 2014: Officials attend a gathering to mark the 95th Independence Day of Afghanistan in northern Balkh  province.

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF, Aug 19, 2014: A signboard is installed on a road median for describing King Amanullah Khan's road in northern Balkh province.

    Security and Crime

    2 boys gunned down, athlete stabbed to death

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Unidentified gunmen have shot dead three young boys in northern Balkh and Faryab provinces, officials said on Monday.


    Tourists streaming to scenic Takhar towns

    TALOQAN (Pajhwok): The number of local tourists from various parts of the country to northern Takhar province has increased following improvement in the security situation and pavement of highways, officials said on Tuesday.

    Business & Economics,Features

    Balkh copper industry on the verge of collapse

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): The once flourishing copper industry is teetering on the verge of collapse in northern Balkh province, thanks to imports of cheap foreign goods, residents say.