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BAMYAN CITY (Pajhwok): The coalmine of Eshpeshta area of Kohmard district of central Bamyan province caught fire few weeks ago and no measures have been taken so far to extinguish the blaze, local residents and officials said on Wednesday. “We... read more
BAMYAN CITY (Pajhwok): A civil society group and local officials have voiced their concern about the increase in street harassment of women and girls in central Bamyan province, urging the government to criminalise the malicious act. A survey... read more
BAMYAN CITY (Pajhwok): More than 3,000 families would benefit from several development projects that were recently inaugurated in central Bamyan province, an official said on Monday.The projects include the construction of a 10-kilometre levee,... read more
BAMYAN CITY (Pajhwok): A girls’ volleyball tournament was held in central Bamyan province as a part of campaign to curb violence against women.The first match was played between Syedabad and Kart-i-Sulh teams from Bamyan City. The Kart-i-Sulh team... read more
BAMAYAN CITY (Pajhwok): A number of doctors and nurses of Bamyan Civil Hospital on Monday went on strike to protest their director’s attitude, saying they would not return to work until the issue was addressed.The doctors complained of tough working... read more
BAMYAN CITY (Pajhwok): A centre for preserving cultural heritage and historical monuments would be built in Bamyan province, officials said on Monday.Hussain Ahmadpur, an official at the information and culture department, told Pajhwok Afghan News... read more
BAMYAN (Pajhwok): Tayyeba Khawari, first female headed provincial council in central Bamyan province, said on Thursday that women had been playing a highly significant role in Afghanistan and she would prove that women could perform their duties... read more
BAMYAN (Pajhwok): Four people were killed and five others injured in three separate road accidents in central Bamyan province, officials said Sunday.A university student died instantly and three others wounded following a head-on collision between... read more
BAMYAN CITY (Pajhwok): For the first time in Afghanistan, a female was Sunday elected to head the provincial council in central Bamyan province.Tabiba Khawary, a former civil society activist, secured five votes from the nine-member body in a ballot... read more
BAMYAN CITY (Pajhwok): Ten girls took part in an eight-kilometre cycle race to find their way to Afghanistan’s women national cycling team in central Bamyan province on Saturday.The race started from Shahidan area and culminated at Khwaja Ali area... read more
BAMYAN CITY (Pajhwok): Future elections in central Bamyan province could face problems like insecurity on the border with northern Baghlan province, unawareness and damaged roads, the provincial Independent Election Commission (IEC) chief said on... read more
BAMYAN CITY (Pajhwok): There is no dearth of workforce in central Bamyan province, but so far no factory has been established to utilise the potential, a trader said on Monday.Bamyan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) head Ali Raza Hassanzada... read more
BAMYAN CITY (Pajhwok): A parliamentary delegation has been in central Bamyan province to assess problems facing women, an official said on Saturday.Nafisa Azimi, the women’s affairs director, said the MPs aimed to understand what problems Bamyan... read more
BAMYAN CITY (Pajhwok): The Taliban’s recruitment chief for central Bamyan province has been arrested, police claimed on Wednesday.Police chief Brig. Gen. Khudayaar Qudsi said the detainee, Muhammad Baqar Shujai, was responsible for recruiting... read more
BAMYAN CITY (Pajhwok): Police detained a gang and recovered 45 camels stolen from nomads in southern Ghazni province, an official said on Saturday.Police chief Brig. Gen. Khudayar Qudsi told a press conference the detainees wanted to transfer the... read more
BAMYAN CITY (Pajhwok): Disaster management experts from the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) and Afghanistan arrived in central Bamyan province on Tuesday, an official said.The 20-member SAARC delegation, including 10 women,... read more
BAMYAN CITY (Pajhwok): A number of females took part in a cycle race aimed at creating awareness about women’s rights and elimination of violence against them in central Bamyan province on Monday.Fifteen women pedaled a five-kilometre route from the... read more
AIBAK/BAMYAN CITY (Pajhwok): A resident gunned down a police post commander guarding a coalmine in northern Samangan province, an official said on Saturday.The police officer, Assadullah Akhundzada, was killed on Friday night when he was asleep... read more
BAMYAN CITY (Pajhwok): The undecided electoral process and growing insecurity on highways have hit hard the tourism industry in central Bamyan province this season.Businesses of six hotels designed for foreign tourists in this historically important... read more
BAMYAN CITY (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD) plans to construct 1,000 residential buildings for homeless people central Bamyan province, an official said on Thursday.The foundation stone of the project was laid on Wednesday by the... read more
BAMYAN CITY (Pajhwok): In a tragic development, more than 300 rehabilitated drug addicts have returned to the habit in central Bamyan province, where many addicts refuse to go to rehab centres, an official says. Officials at the provincial Public... read more
BAMYAN CITY (Pajhwok): An association has been set up in central Bamyan province where women’s handicraft industry will work together instead of individually at homes. But the established industry suffers poor market, officials said on Wednesday.... read more
BAMYAN CITY (Pajhwok): A number of Independent Election Commission (IEC) employees in central Bamyan province were accused of seeking votes for a particular candidate.Voters said the IEC staff in Lalakhel area on the outskirts of provincial capital... read more
BAMYAN (Pajhwok): The Ulama council in central Bamyan province called election a religious and national responsibility to be discharged by the people by actively participating in second round of the polls.The council in a statement asked people to... read more
BAMYAN CITY (Pajhwok): Hundreds of hectares of land in central Bamyan province will come under cultivation with the completion of dozens of ongoing development projects, an official said on Wednesday.Hussain Bakhshah Hamdard, the director of... read more
BAMYAN CITY (Pajhwok): Scores of Afghan girls and civil society activists rallied in Bamyan City for the safe release of kidnapped Nigerian school students on humanitarian grounds.Humanitarian experts fear that more than 200 of the Nigerian girls,... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Triggered by torrential rains, floods killed three people and washed away hundreds of houses in Baghlan, Bamyan and Badakhshan provinces on Thursday, officials said.A man and a woman were killed when the roof of their house... read more
BAMYAN CITY (Pajhwok): Votes cast for presidential candidates at 10 ballot boxes were partially invalidated after a recount in central Bamyan province, an official said on Wednesday.Votes of 11 suspicious ballot boxes were recounted in the presence... read more
FAIZABAD/BAMYAN (Pajhwok): At least 74 electoral complaints had been recorded in northeastern Badakhshan province and the objections if verified could lead to putting 25 percent of ballot boxes in quarantine, an official said on Thursday.Independent... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI/KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Insurgents seized ballot boxes from two polling stations and threw them into a river in a border area between Baghlan and Bamyan provinces, an official said Saturday.Independent Election Commission (IEC) chief... read more
SHIBERGHAN/BAMYAN (Pajhwok): Officials of the Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Saturday torn apart posters of provincial council runners glued on the polling station building in central Bamyan province.While posters of presidential runners... read more
BAMYAN CITY (Pajhwok): Some election campaigners on Wednesday said they had abandoned presidential candidates Dr. Abdullah Abdullah and Qutbuddin Hilal and joined another runner Dr Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai in central Bamyan province.Hazrat Mohammad,... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): Narcotics weighing 245 kilograms were seized in northern Baghlan province, officials said on Wednesday, when 160 kilograms of explosives were defused in central Daikundi.Baghlan police spokesman Javed Basharat told Pajhwok... read more
BAMYAN CITY (Pajhwok): Presidential hopeful Dr. Abdullah Abdullah Monday promised resolving the long-standing dispute between locals and the nomadic Kochi tribe once and for all if he won next Saturday’s election.Addressing thousands of supporters... read more
NEILI (Pajhwok): Despite a massive increase in the number of students last fall, 220 schools in central Daikundi province continue to be without buildings, officials said on Wednesday.Education officials say 165,000 new students, including 70,000... read more
BAMYAN CITY (Pajhwok): An Independent Election Commission (IEC) observer was hospitalised on Monday after being beaten by a local commander’s supporters in central Bamyan province.Ghulam Ali Ashna, who is responsible for observation at five polling... read more
BAMYAN CITY (Pajhwok): Five women lost their lives to an avalanche in central Bamyan province, where snow and rockslides destroyed more than two dozen houses, officials said on Wednesday.The five women were killed after the avalanche hit the... read more
BAMYAN (Pajhwok): Afghan ski players won the skiing match in which locals and foreign players participated in the towering mountains of central Bamyan province and the contest was still underway among female players.As ski and snow boarding sites in... read more
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): People with disabilities in northern Balkh province on Wednesday complained none of the 11 presidential candidates has any policy on promoting their civil, political, social, economic and cultural rights.The views were... read more
NEILI (Pajhwok): Three thousand people have signed an open letter calling on the government to issue voter registration cards to residents of Gizab district and increase the number of polling stations in central Daikundi province.In the letter,... read more
NEILI (Pajhwok): Residents of central Daikundi province say they are interested in knowing about programmes of presidential candidates, who they complain are yet to visit them as part of electioneering.Civil society activists and culturists on... read more
BAMYAN CITY (Pajhwok): Hundreds of residents of the Shibar district in central Bamyan province on Wednesday complained of the presence of illegal gunmen in the areas, fearing they might not vote in the April elections.But local officials rejected... read more
BAMYAN CITY (Pajhwok): The governor on Tuesday said government officials would not be allowed to campaign for election candidates in central Bamyan province.Ghulam Ali Wahdat told a meeting of government officials at the Governor’s House that Bamyan... read more
BAMYAN CITY (Pajhwok): Shibar Pass, one of the two main routes between Kabul and central Bamyan province, has been closed by heavy snow, leaving several vehicles stranded, drivers said on Monday.Authorities closed the highway before noon after... read more
BAMYAN CITY (Pajhwok): Presidential runner Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai’s election campaign office swung into amid security concerns in central Bamyan province on Sunday.Ramazan Fida, the interim head of Ghani’s team, asked the government to maintain... read more
KUNDUZ CITY/ NEILI (Pajhwok): Unidentified gunmen shot dead a woman and a girl in Kunduz while a bride was found hanged in central Daikundi province, officials said on Tuesday.Armed men stormed a house last night, leaving a woman and a girl dead in... read more
BAMYAN CITY (Pajhwok): A man was killed by his son while a girl was shot dead by unidentified gunmen in northern Faryab and central Bamyan provinces, officials said Saturday.Noor Mohammad 28, killed his 50 year-old-father Akhtar Mohammad in the... read more
BAMYAN CITY (Pajhwok): Fifty police officers in central Bamyan province completed a two months training course aimed at ensuring security for elections, officials said on Thursday.Deputy Governor Mohammad Asif Mubaligh said the graduating police... read more
NEILI (PAN): Public representatives on Sunday said funds allocated for the agriculture sector in the draft budget were inadequate and accused the central government of ignoring central Daikundi province.Provincial council member Hadi Rahimi said... read more
NEILY (PAN): More than one hundred people, coming all the way from Khadir district to this provincial capital of central Daikundi province, have been protesting in front of the governor’s house since Friday against the detention of a local by the... read more
BAMYAN CITY (PAN): The price of coal, mostly used for heating homes in the winter, has increased beyond the purchasing power of poverty-stricken families in central Bamyan province, residents complain.The complaint comes after a large number of... read more
BAMYAN CITY (PAN): Locals have been facing serious problems when a basic health center in Shiber district of the central Bamyan province was closed on Thursday due to security problems, locals said.The clinic is located in Ghandak on the outskirts... read more
BAMYAN CITY (PAN): Representatives of universities and civil society groups in central Bamyan province on Sunday said inking the security deal with the United States was in the interest of Afghanistan.A number of teachers and civil society... read more
BAMYAN CITY (PAN): Hundreds of people, including government officials and women, on Thursday donated blood to hospitals as part of an ongoing campaign in central Bamyan province.Governor Ghulam Ali Wahdat told Pajhwok Afghan News the campaign was... read more
BAMYAN CITY (PAN): A historical site in central Bamyan province had been partially reconstructed by a French organisation called Ecomus to keep the area’s historical importance intact and attract tourists, an official said on Monday.Abdul Hameed... read more
BAMYAN CITY (PAN): One hundred Afghan National Police (ANP) recruits completed their professional training in central Bamyan province on Wednesday, officials said.But authorities said two battalions of army soldiers and Public Order Police and... read more
CHAGHCHIRAN (PAN): The director of agriculture and livestock for western Ghor province has been arrested over alleged embezzlement of funds and misuse of authority, an official said on Monday.Ghor Court of Appeals head Gul Ahmad Haidari told Pajhwok... read more
NEILY (PAN): Security forces recaptured a former US military base from Taliban insurgents during a clash that left 26 rebels dead and 34 others injured in central Daikundi province, the governor said on Thursday.Vacated by foreign troops last year,... read more
BAMYAN CITY (PAN): Two kidnapped foreign aid workers of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) have been released in central Bamyan province, a police official said on Friday.The pair -- a Canadian woman and a Pakistani man -- had travelled from... read more
BAMYAN CITY (PAN): A peace park and a community centre for women were inaugurated in central Bamyan province on Thursday, officials said.The park has been built on 20 acres of land in front of the governor’s house in the Bamyan city, according to... read more
BAMYAN CITY (PAN): Two foreign workers of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) have been kidnapped by unidentified gunmen in central Bamyan province, an official said on Wednesday.The men had travelled from Kabul to the Band-i-Amir dam in Bamyan... read more
BAMYAN CITY (PAN): Police seized an explosives-laden van at the entrance to the provincial capital of central Bamyan province and its driver arrested on Monday.The flying-coach type vehicle carried a total of 1,348kg of explosive materials and was... read more
BAMYAN CITY (PAN): Bamyan Governor Habiba Sarabi, Afghanistan’s only woman provincial chief executive, on Thursday voiced satisfaction with her selection for the Ramon Magsaysay Award in recognition of her services and good governance.The Ramon... read more
LASHKARGAH/BAMYAN (PAN): Three civilians and two public order policemen were killed in two separate explosions in southern Helmand province on Thursday. One intelligence operative was wounded in a blast in central Bamyan province.Three civilians... read more
BAMYAN CITY (PAN): Six people were killed as a result of a dispute over a soil din the Sherbar district of central Bamyan province on Monday, officials said.The clash happened in the Toghi village of the district at about 10am, the provincial police... read more
BAMYAN CITY (PAN): The Agriculture Development Fund (ADF), an initiative of the Agriculture Ministry, on Thursday opened its office in central Bamyan province, an official said.The office is aimed at providing farmers with small loans in order to... read more
BAMYAN CITY (PAN): Most girls who complete primary school education have to drop out because there is no intermediate or high school for them in the Behsud district of central Maidan Wardak province.These girls say they are interested in higher... read more
BAMYAN CITY (PAN): Five insurgents and two policemen have been killed during an ongoing clash in the Kajran district of central Daikundi province, officials said on Tuesday.Nearly a dozen militants and one policeman were injured in four days of... read more
BAMYAN CITY (PAN): Gun-wielding robbers, who stabbed a mechanic to death and shot dead a shopkeeper, were jailed for 20 years in central Bamyan province on Thursday.The eight gangsters were awarded 20 years rigorous imprisonment each by an appellant... read more
BAMYAN CITY (PAN): At least 17 schoolgirls were brought to hospital for possible poisoning in central Bamyan province on Wednesday, a day after 75 schoolgirls fell sick after a suspected poisonous gas attack in northern Faryab province, officials... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): One person was killed and five others sustained injuries when their cars collided in Bagram district of central Parwan province on Sunday, an official said.The collision took place in the morning on the Kabul-Parwan highway, Mohammad... read more
BAMYAN CITY (PAN): The newly-appointed governor for central Daikundi province, Abdul Haq Shafaq, on Wednesday said Afghan security forces needed access to more facilities and advanced weapons to effectively keep the Taliban at bay.Shafaq, who... read more
BAMIAN/POL-I-KHUMRI (PAN): One policeman was killed and two others wounded when Taliban attacked two police posts on Bamian-Baghlan border, an official said on Thursday.On Wednesday in the afternoon a group of Taliban with their leader Mullah Abdul... read more
KABUL (PAN): Hundreds of people continued protests across Afghanistan for the sixth straight day on Wednesday against Pakistani attacks on Afghan border posts.In the heavily-fortified capital, Kabul University students took to the streets, chanting... read more
BAMYAN CITY (PAN): New Zealand, ending its decade-long military mission, has promised to continue supporting Afghanistan well beyond the withdrawal of its troops.Visiting Minister of Defence Jonathan Coleman held out the assurance at a joint press... read more
 BAMYAN (PAN): Seventy Russian-made rocket-propelled grenade rounds were discovered by security forces in central Bamyan province, an official said on Sunday.The cache was discovered in the Shapishta area of Koh Mard district, which borders... read more
BAMYAN CITY (PAN): Russia, Turkey and India on Sunday pledged continued assistance to Afghanistan, especially for the development of central Bamyan province, after the withdrawal of foreign troops in 2014.Ambassadors from the three countries, who... read more
BAMYAN CITY (PAN): Two people were stabbed to death in separate incidents that led to the arrests of six suspects in central Bamyan province, police said on Saturday.A mechanic was stabbed in Bamyan City, the provincial capital, crime branch chief,... read more
 BAMYAN CITY (PAN): Seven Taliban fighters have been killed and a dozen others wounded during an ongoing clash with police in the central province of Daikundi, officials said on Thursday.The gunbattle erupted four days ago when the insurgents... read more
BAMYAN CITY (PAN): The health condition of three hunger strikers is said to be deteriorating as their protest entered a third day on Tuesday, with their number increasing from four to more than a dozen in the central province of Bamyan, officials... read more
BAMYAN CITY (PAN): Two Taliban fighters were killed and three others wounded during a clash with police in the Kajran district of central Daikundi province, officials said on Tuesday.The clash erupted in the morning when the Taliban attacked... read more
BAMYAN CITY (PAN): Four civil society activists on Sunday went a hunger strike in central Bamyan province to condemn genocidal acts against the minority Hazara community in Pakistan and Afghanistan.The men began their strike in front of the United... read more
BAMYAN CITY (PAN): The United Nations Assistance Mission for Afghanistan (UNAMA) on Wednesday announced it would stay for several years in central Bamyan province.Elena Drozdik, the acting chief of UNAMA in Bamyan, said this at an inaugural ceremony... read more
BAMYAN CITY (PAN): Five employees of the women's affairs department were arrested on Thursday on the charge of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl in the central province of Daikundi, an official said.The arrests came after the victim, Muzhgan,... read more
BAMYAN CITY (PAN): Police on Friday claimed arresting four highwaymen during a raid in the Yakawlang district of central Bamyan province.The armed robbers were arrested in Gahwara Sang area in cooperation with local residents, crime branch police... read more
BAMYAN CITY (PAN):  The Minister of Refugees and Repatriation on Wednesday announced the establishment of 48 towns for Afghan refugees returning home from neighbouring countries in the next three years.During a joint visit to central Bamyan... read more
BAMYAN CITY (PAN): Residents in the central Daikundi accused some members of parliament in the province of supporting illegal armed groups who are disturbing peace in their area. About 20 fighters under commander Mohammad Fairoz Rasuli in Sang Takh... read more
DAIKUNDI (PAN):  People in the central Daikindui province is likely to face severe food crisis this winter as food production had dipped in recent months due to erratic weather conditions.Wheat production declined by 30,000 tonnes this year... read more
BAMYAN CITY (PAN): The acting deputy police chief of central Daikundi province was among three policemen killed after their vehicle turned turtle in the province, officials said on Sunday. The acting deputy, Hassan Akbari, was on his way to assess... read more
BAMYAN CITY (PAN): Unidentified men blew up a girls’ high school in the Shibar district of central Bamyan province Thursday morning, officials said.Much of the building in the Ghondak area of the district was destroyed by the blast, Director of... read more
BAMYAN (PAN): Work on a $15 million (781 million afghanis) airport expansion project was launched in the central province of Bamyan on Wednesday, officials said.  Funded by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), the project includes... read more
BAMYAN CITY (PAN): A 98-kilometre road was asphalted in Bamyan, reducing the four-hour distance between the provincial capital and Yakawlang district to 80 minutes, officials said on Wednesday.Costing $70 million (3.6 billion afghanis), the Asian... read more
BAMYAN CITY (PAN): Two senior officials on Thursday accused some Afghan National Army (ANA) officers of beating them in central Bamyan province, but the defence ministry said it was not aware of the incident.Bamyan Counternarcotics Director... read more
BAMYAN CITY (PAN): Two soldiers from New Zealand with the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) and four Afghan intelligence agents were killed in a daring militant attack in the central province of Bamyan, officials said on Sunday.National... read more
BAMYAN CITY (PAN): Hundreds of youth and civil society activists on Wednesday staged a protest against a provincial council member for murdering a young girl in central Bamyan province.Sixteen-year-old Shakila was shot dead on Feb. 6 this year in... read more
BAMYAN (PAN): Five people were killed and six others injured after a passenger vehicle overturned in central Daikundi province on Tuesday, officials said. The mishap happened in Ghazda area, five kilometres from Daikundi city, the provincial... read more
BAMYAN CITY (PAN): A Taliban-designated district chief has been arrested and some documents and explosives were recovered from him in central Bamyan province, an official said on Saturday. Mullah Abdul Kabir, the Taliban shadow district chief for... read more
BAMYAN CITY (PAN): Unidentified gunmen attacked the office of Hajji Mohammad Muhaqiq, a member of Wolesi Jirga and chairman of the Hezb-i-Wahdat, in the central province of Bamyan, an official said on Thursday.The overnight attack was carried out at... read more
BAMYAN CITY (PAN): Unidentified gunmen raided a civilian home in the central province of Bamyan, killing a local influential person and wounding two others, local officials said on Thursday.The businessman Saleh Bai was gunned down at his residence... read more
BAMYAN (PAN): Relatives of a teenage girl, who was found dead in her brother-in-law’s house last year, on Monday accused a provincial council member of shooting her during a court hearing in central Bamyan province.The 16-year-old victim, identified... read more
BAMYAN (PAN): A newly-constructed building for a teacher training centre -- benefiting more than 900 students who were previously taught in rented houses -- was inaugurated in central Bamyan province on Monday, a senior official said.Governor Habiba... read more
BAMYAN CITY (PAN): The New Zealand minister of defence, who arrived in Bamyan on Wednesday, said his country would spend $43 million (2.1 billion afs) on reconstruction projects over the next four years in the central province.Dr Jonathan Coleman... read more
BAMYAN (PAN): A huge amount of cash was stolen from two moneychangers in central Bamyan province, police and locals said on Monday.The thefts happened late on Sunday night in Bamyan City, moneychanger Ateequllah told Pajhwok Afghan News.He said: “... read more
BAMYAN CITY (PAN): The priceless ancient architecture of the Chehel Burj (a historical fort with 40 towers), formerly used as a military complex, is on the verge of being lost, but local and foreign archeologists remain silent on the issue.The... read more
BAMYAN CITY (PAN): Three people have been killed by a snow avalanche in the Waras district of central Bamyan province, an official said on Friday.The incident happened late on Thursday when nine people, including four women, were returning to the... read more
KABUL (PAN): The Complaints Commission chief at Meshrano Jirga on Saturday said the refugee minister had appointed an unqualified advisor to his ministry, and accused the Bamyan governor of bribery and distributing land to ineligible people.The... read more
BAMYAN CITY (PAN): Agricultural cooperatives on Monday distributed tractors in central Bamyan province, marking the launch of a three-year agriculture development project, an official said.Estimated to cost $5 to 10 million, the project is funded by... read more
BAMYAN CITY/PUL-I-KHUMRY (PAN): A five-member rebel group joined the peace process in central Bamyan province, while as many militants were detained during a joint operation in northern Baghlan, officials said on Wednesday.Led by Mullah Abdur Rahman... read more
BAMYAN CITY (PAN): At least 45 passengers, trapped by heavy snowfall in two tunnels of central Bamyan province, were rescued on Sunday, officials said.Qonaq and Shato tunnels have been blocked as a result of the ongoing snowfall, recorded at up to... read more
BAMYAN CITY (PAN): A series of coalmine cave-ins in central Bamyan province over the past two weeks have led to a cut of 14 million afghanis ($282,429) in government's income, officials said on Monday.  About 54 pits collapsed in the Sang-i-... read more
BAMYAN CITY (PAN): Students in Bamyan complain about a lack of professional teachers, while education officials say five teacher training collages have been established in the central province.A student, Mohammad Afzal, said despite a shortage of... read more
BAMYAN (PAN): The Malaysian Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) has established a water purification system at the Public Health Department in central Bamyan province, an official said on Wednesday.The facility would enable the department to... read more
BAMYAN CITY (PAN): As many as 300 people, 80 percent of them women and girls, have contracted brucellosis, a serious bacterial disease that causes fever, joint pain and fatigue, in central Bamyan province, a recent survey shows.Brucellosis, also... read more
BAMYAN CITY (PAN): Some government and non-governmental officials in central Bamyan province, whose families live in Kabul, complain of insecurity on the Kabul-Bamyan highway, saying they cannot travel to the capital to join their families during... read more
BAMYAN CITY (PAN): Forty thousand people, 60 percent of them women, completed a three years literacy course in the central province of Bamyan, officials said on Sunday.The course was jointly funded by The Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), the... read more
BAMYAN CITY (PAN): A defence delegation of the Meshrano Jirga or upper house of Parliament on Monday said the security situation in four provinces has deteriorated after the security responsibly was transferred to Afghan forces from their foreign... read more
BAMYAN CITY (PAN): With the creation of several check-posts and deployment of 1,700 personal, security would improve around the Hajigak iron-ore mine in central Bamyan province, officials said on Sunday.The mine in Shibar district would be awarded... read more
KABUL (PAN): A three-day Silk Road Exhibition, involving concerts, circuses and agricultural products, ended in the central province of Bamyan late on Saturday night. More than 11,000 people participated in the event.Aimed at promoting tourism in... read more
BAMYAN CITY (PAN): As the development of the media sector in post-Taliban Afghanistan hits headlines, residents of central Bamyan province complain they have only one radio station that covers issues here.The sole station, Radio Bamyan, was... read more
BAMYAN CITY (PAN): Rebel attacks have increased in central Bamyan province after its security responsibility was transferred to local forces from their international partners, local security officials said on Wednesday.The latest incident of... read more
BAMYAN CITY (PAN): Four policemen, including an officer, were killed when militants hit their vehicle with a rocket in the central province of Bamyan, officials said on Friday.The attack happened in the Koh Mard district on Thursday evening, the... read more
BAMYAN CITY (PAN): The Afghan Red Crescent Society (ACRS) has provided food assistance to hundreds of cave dwellers in the central province of Bamyan in response to a Pajhwok report about food scarcity among the residents. A Pajhwok reporter... read more
BAMYAN CITY (PAN): A team of Afghan and French archeologists have found two rare stupas and parts of a Buddha statue in central Bamyan province. The discovery was made recently by a six-member team of archeologists, led by an Afghan professor,... read more
BAMYAN CITY (PAN): Drought has forced more than 20,000 people to walk for hours to fetch drinking water in one district of the central province of Bamyan, residents said on Tuesday. All the nearby water sources are dry. Sufi Rafi, 75, a resident of... read more
BAMYAN CITY (PAN): An airplane, made by an Afghan citizen three years ago, has made five successful flights over Shiberghan, the capital of northern Jawzjan province, officials said on Saturday. A 12th grade student, Sabir Shah Rezaee, made the... read more
BAMYAN CITY (PAN): The dairy market in Band-i-Amir in the central province of Bamyan has benefited from Afghan and foreign tourism. Band-i-Amir is a historical site located 72 kilometres northwest of Bamyan City in the Yakawlang district of the... read more
BAMYAN CITY (PAN): The first phase of the much-awaited security transition from international troops to Afghan forces was set in motion in central Bamyan province on Sunday, officials said. A ceremony marking the transfer of security to Afghan... read more
BAMYAN CITY (PAN): After protesting over the lack of electricity in Bamyan city, hundreds of families will soon have access to power. The installation of two generators that produce 1,200 kilowatts of electricity – enough to provide power for... read more
BAMIYAN CITY (PAN): About two hundred children are engaged in arduous physical labor in the Ashpushta coalmining region in the central province of Bamiyan, according to a survey conducted by the provincial human rights office. Of 100 coal mines in... read more
BAMYAN CITY (PAN): Farmers of Koh Mard district in the central province of Bamyan are concerned about the spread of pests that are causing damages to their crops and orchards. The agricultural pests have spread through their farms in the past two... read more
BAMYAN CITY (PAN): Wheat production in the central Bamyan province decreased by more than 14,500 tonnes due to drought and lack of rainfall, officials and farmers said on Sunday. The total wheat production of the province was more than 55,000... read more
BAMYAN CITY/MAIDAN SHAR (PAN): One child and a 14-year-old girl were killed, and six others injured, when a roadside bomb exploded in central Maidan Wardak province, an official said on Saturday. The explosion, which took place late Friday in the... read more
BAMAYAN CITY (PAN): Hundreds of university students protested against the night-time suspension of electricity supply in central Bamyan province on Monday. Nearly 300 Bamyan University and religious school students took to the streets at 9pm and... read more
BAMYAN CITY (PAN):  Bamyan provincial council chief Mohammad Jawad Zahak, who was killed after being kidnapped by the Taliban, was laid to rest near the air port in the provincial capital Wednesday. Zahak's body found in the Qamchaq area... read more
BAMYAN CITY (PAN): Hundreds of people thronged the airport in Bamyan City where the body of the provincial council chief, who was killed by his captors after being kidnapped, was flown in on Tuesday evening. Zahak was found dead in the Qamchaq area... read more
BAMYAN CITY (PAN): Participants of a two-day conference, attended by Afghan and international investors in central Bamyan province, on Tuesday asked the government to resolve their problems. A lack of electricity, airports and proper roads were... read more
BAMYANCITY(PAN): Seasonal floods have destroyed 22 houses and washed away 50 animals in central Daikundi province, an official said on Saturday. The overnight flooding in Eshtarli district also forced several families from their houses, a... read more
BAMYANCITY (PAN): A key pass, the nearest land route between Bamyan and Maidan Wardak provinces, has reopened for traffic after seven months of closure. The Hajigak pass closure by winter snow forced people to use an alternative, but longer, route... read more
BAMYAN CITY (PAN): More than 30 percent of residents of Waras and Punjab districts in central Bamyan province have been displaced due to severe economic problems, officials said on Friday. With impassable mountain routes, Waras district is located... read more
BAMYAN CITY (PAN): The number of women toiling away alongside their husbands in the fields, construction and other hard labour is increasing in central Bamyan province, with many having to give up school to contribute to the family’s finances... read more
BAMYAN CITY (PAN): Many women in central Daikundi province are dying unnecessarily because there are no female doctors in any of the districts. The provincial council has accused the nongovernmental organisation contracted for the last four years... read more
BAMYAN CITY (PAN): Hundreds of cave dwellers, who live around the ruined Buddha statues in central Bamyan province, are suffering serious health problems, such as arthritis and respiratory disease. Most of the 30 families which Pajhwok spoke to... read more
BAMYAN CITY (PAN): A number of young people in the central province of Bamyan are dating and finding marriage partners on their mobile phones, which is causing concern among traditionalists in the province. Although there is no mobile phone... read more

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