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    Gardez’s new city could fail without government help

    GARDEZ (PAN): A new city with 65 buildings is on the verge of failure because the government did not meet its promise to provide the area with water and electricity, businessmen in the southeastern

    Security and Crime

    Kidnapping gang busted in Paktia

    GARDEZ (PAN): Intelligence officials busted a four-member kidnapping gang in southeastern Paktia province, an official said on Sunday.

    Security and Crime

    Man killed in truck-car collision

    GARDEZ (PAN): One man was killed and seven others were injured when a car rammed into a truck in southeastern Paktia province on Sunday, an official said.

    GURDIZ, Jan 19, 2011: View of the Paktia government house.

    GARDEZ, Jan 15, 2010: Supporters of losing candidates protesting against the Independent Election Commission (IEC) have blocked the Kabul-Gardez highway by burning tyres.


    Losing candidates block busy highway

    GARDEZ (PAN): The Kabul-Paktia highway, blocked by losing parliamentary candidates and their supporters, was reopened after an hour and a half on Saturday.


    Failed candidates call for road blockades

    GARDEZ (PAN): A number of losing parliamentary candidates in southeastern Paktia province on Friday urged their supporters not to accept the new parliament until a special court delivers its verdic


    Number of drug addicts rises in Paktia

    GARDEZ (PAN): Residents complain the number of drug addicts has increased as a result of unemployment of the southeastern province of Paktia.

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    Tribal elders to help release abducted Turkish engineers

    GARDEZ (PAN): A 12-member delegation comprising of elders from four major tribes has been tasked with negotiating with captors of four adducted Turkish engineers in the southeastern provinceof Pakt

    Security and Crime

    Newly-constructed school building blown up

    GARDEZ (PAN): Suspected militants on Wednesday blew up a newly-constructed building for a middle school in the Zurmat district of southeastern Paktia province, officials said.