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    Governance

    Runoff election campaign dull in Bamyan

    BAMYAN CITY (Pajhwok): Residents and civil society activists say they have noticed the general public is less interested in the election campaign for the runoff presidential elections in central Bamyan province as compared to their enthusiasm in the April elections.



    BAMYAN CITY, May 28, 2014: Provincial officials attend ribbon-cutting ceremony to inaugurate a newly implemented agricultural project in central Bamyan province.
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    Governance

    Projects on to boost Bamyan crop yield

    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.



    BAMYAN CITY, May 26, 2014: Dr. Raihana Haidari, Bamyan health department director, in an exclusive interview with Pajhwok Afghan News (PAN).
    PAJHWOK/Hadi Ghafari

    BAMYAN CITY, May 25, 2014: Provincial Officials along with insurgents who joined peace process in a group photo in central Bamyan province.

    BAMYAN CITY, May 24, 2014: A Buzkashi match (Afghans' traditional game) is being played in central Bamyan province. PAJHWOK/Hadi Ghafari

    Security and Crime

    Militants' surrender to bolster poll security

    BAMYAN CITY (Pajhwok): With the surrender of 20 militants, polling sites that previously faced threats would become secure in central Bamyan province, an official hoped on Saturday.



    BAMYAN CITY, May 22, 2014: Children perform during a festival in central Bamyan province.
    PAJHWOK/Hadi Ghafari

    Women

    Women’s role in peace, development stressed

    BAMYAN CITY (Pajhwok): Social barriers that undermined women’s status and political and leadership role in the country’s progress should be removed permanently, participants of a gathering stressed on Thursday.



    Accidents & Disasters

    Bamyan residents reopen Hajigak pass

    BAMYAN (Pajhwok): After seven months of closure, the Hajigak pass on the Kabul-Bamyan highway was reopened for traffic by residents on Tuesday, locals said.