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    ‌Zabihullah Ihsas

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    Culture

    Flag-hoisting ceremony held in Mazar-i-Sharif

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): The traditional flag-hoisting (Janda Bala) ceremony, marking the new solar year, was held in Mazar-i-Sharif, the centre of Nawroz festivities, on Friday.



    Governance

    Rains affect IEC activities in Balkh

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): The Independent Election Commission (IEC) office in northern Balkh province on Monday said its activities in some districts had come to a standstill due to bad weather conditions.



    Security and Crime,Culture

    Security up in Balkh for Nawroz celebration

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): Strict security measures have been put in place in northern Balkh province ahead of Nawroz celebrations scheduled for March 21, officials said.



    Security and Crime

    Journalist injured, beaten unconscious in Balkh

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): Unidentified gunmen beat a journalist until he was unconscious and also shot him in the capital of northern Balkh province, the victim and police said on Tuesday.



    Governance

    57pc Balkh residents interested in polls: survey

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): The Independent Human Rights Commission (IHRC) on Sunday said 57 percent residents of northern Balkh province were interested the April 5 elections and the remaining 44 called the vote as symbolic, citing a survey.



    Reconstruction

    4 new police buildings open in Balkh

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): German Ambassador to Afghanistan Martin Jager on Thursday joined Afghan officials at a ceremony marking the inauguration of four newly-constructed buildings for border police personnel in northern Balkh province.



    Governance

    Campaign’s rules violated in Balkh: official

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): The voter registration process has intensified with the launch of electioneering for the provincial council elections in northern Balkh province, an official said on Thursday.



    Governance

    BSA impasse: US faces political, technical problems

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): US ambassador to Afghanistan James B Cunningham on Tuesday said the trust-deficit caused by the delays in concluding the bilateral security agreement had left Washington struggling with political and technical problems.



    Governance

    Rules flouted on my transfer, says Javed

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): The anti-corruption department head in the northern zone has been transferred to the eastern zone after he developed serious differences with the Balkh governor’s house.



    Governance

    Noor orders cooperation ceased with anti-graft entity

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): The governor’s house has formally asked public departments not to cooperate with anti-corruption officials in northern Balkh province, an official said on Monday.