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FEROZ KOH (Pajhwok): Health officials in western Ghor province on Sunday said two children lost their lives due to measles. Officials said treatment of kids had been intensified and more than 300 children got successful treatment. Dr. Juma Gul... read more
FEROZKOH (PAJHWOK): Policemen rescued dozens of passengers trapped in a snow-covered area in Lal Sarjangal district on the Kabul-Ghor Highway, an official said on Sunday. Muhammad Musa Kalim, the district's administrative chief, said four... read more
FEROZKOH (Pajhwok): About 400 educated youth remain unemployed in western Ghor province, warning they would have no choice but to swell the ranks of insurgents or smugglers if their plight is not mitigated. Unemployment has been the major... read more
FIROZKOH (Pajhwok): A recent survey shows corruption has drastically increased in some government departments of western Ghor province. Conducted by a strategic planning team, the survey carried out in Firozkoh, the provincial capital, Lal wa... read more
FIROZKOH (Pajhwok): Militants disembarked 18 passengers from two vehicles on the Ghor-Kabul Highway and gunned down 14 of them in western Ghor province, the police chief said on Friday.Brig. Gen. Ahmad Fahim Qaim told Pajhwok Afghan News the tragic... read more
FEROZKOH (Pajhwok): Security forces have retaken Seni area from Taliban, killing at least 15 fighters in the Pasaband district of western Ghor province, an official said on Wednesday.Police chief Brig. Gen. Ahmad Fahim Qaim said security forces... read more
FEROZKOH (Pajhwok): Three civilian were killed in a roadside bomb explosion on a passenger van in western Ghor province, an official said on Tuesday.Col. Abdul Hadi Chal Ghori told Pajhwok Afghan News the incident happened in the Ghaliman area on... read more
FEROZKOH (Pajhwok): The education sector in western Ghor province has been facing problems ranging from warlords’ interference to a shortage of professional teachers, textbooks and school buildings, depicting a bleak future for students.Use of force... read more
FIROZKOH (Pajhwok): Hundreds of voters, including women, queued up in front of polling stations in western Ghor province two hours before the voting process got under way.Two hundred voters lined up in front of a polling station at the Allauddin... read more
FIROZKOH (Pajhwok): Farmers in western Ghor province on Monday feared locusts would destroy all their wheat crops if measures were not taken to combat the difficult to control pests.Mohammad Musa Kalim, the Daulatyar district chief, said the... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Election Commission (IEC) secretary on Tuesday rejected Muhammad Mohaqiq’s statement regarding election fraud as confusing and challenged him to present evidence.Mohaqiq -- Dr. Abdullah’s choice for 2nd vice-... read more
CHAGHCHARAN (Pajhwok): Taliban on Saturday executed the Shehrak district prison chief in western Ghor province, officials said.Fazal Ahmad was on his way home when militants abducted him, Abdulhai Khatiti, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Electoral Complaint Commission (IECC) on Sunday announced 7:00pm as deadline for filing complaints in connection of preliminary results from April 5 election but so far none of the contenders filed any complaint.The... read more
CHAGHCHARAN (Pajhwok):  Heavy snowfall has hampered transportation of election materials to several districts of western Ghor province, a major concern for the Independent Election Commission (IEC).With nine districts, Ghor is one of the... read more
CHAGHCHARAN (PAN): The Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission on Thursday blamed increasing casualties among civilians on the existence of illegal armed groups in western Ghor province, where 147 people were killed since March.Another 128... read more
CHAGHCHARAN (PAN): Five people were killed, two wounded and six taken hostage as a result of an ongoing clash between two illegal armed commander in western Ghor province, local officials said on Thursday.The clash between commanders Habibullah and... read more
KABUL (PAN): The Meshrano Jirga on Monday approved with amendments a draft law regarding salaries of high-ranking government officials. The draft law, having 14 articles, was presented to the house by Justice Minister Habibullah Ghalib in mid-... read more
KABUL (PAN): Two Meshrano Jirga -- upper house of parliament -- members on Wednesday came to blows after exchanging harsh words over the draft election law, officials said.Over the past 11 years, parliamentary elections have been conducted under... read more
CHAGHCHARAN (PAN): Eleven insurgents were killed and six others wounded during an Afghan-led security operation in western Ghor province, an official said on Monday.The operation was conducted in Ghalmin and Murghab areas of Chaghcharan, the... read more
CHAGHCHARAN (PAN): Two civilians were killed and nearly a dozen others sustained injuries when the passenger coach they were travelling in struck a roadside bomb in western Ghor province, an official said on Saturday.The coach was en route to... read more
CHAGHCHARAN (PAN): An Afghan National Army (ANA) soldier shot injured his two Lithuanian counterparts in the western province of Ghor, an official said on Wednesday.The Afghan soldier targeted a vehicle of the Lithuanian troops late on Sunday,... read more
CHAGHCHARAN CITY (PAN): The security responsibility for seven districts in western Ghor province transitioned to Afghan forces as part of the third phase of on Saturday, officials said.Security in Lal Wa Sarjangal and Dawlatyar districts as well as... read more
CHAGHCHARAN (PAN): The provincial council office and the main bazaar in Chaghcharan, the capital of western Ghor province, reopened on Saturday after five days of protests by residents, including men, women and children.  The protesting... read more
CHAGHCHARAN (PAN): Hundreds children on Thursday rallied against non-supply of electricity and unpaved roads in Chaghcharan, the capital of western Ghor province that remained closed for the third consecutive day.Residents including women have been... read more
CHAGHCHARAN (PAN): Hundreds of people on Tuesday rallied against non-execution of reconstruction projects in western Ghor province, closing the Chaghcharan bazaar and the provincial council office.After gathering at a mosque, the protestors,... read more
CHAGHCHARAN (PAN): Two newly-constructed bridges over the Harirod River were inaugurated in the Daulatyar district of western Ghor province on Sunday, an official said.The 36 and 21-metre long bridges cost more than 14 million afghanis, said rural... read more
CHAGHCHIRAN (PAN): Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) and provincial council of western Ghor province on Thursday denounced the death of eloped couple and asked harsh punishment for the murders.The girl and a boy were shot dead... read more
CHAGHCHARAN (PAN): Thirty insurgents joined the government-initiated peace process in western Ghor province, taking the number of militants surrendering this year to 300, an official said on Friday.Led by Mullah Abdul Karim, Mullah Zarif and... read more
CHAGHCHARAN (PAN): Work on a US-funded recreational park, the first of its kind in western Ghor province, was launched on Monday, an official said.With a two-month timescale, the project will be completed at a cost of $180,000, to be provided by the... read more
CHAGHCHARAN (PAN): Thirty-one people were washed away and hundreds of houses destroyed due to heavy floods in the western province of Ghor, official said on Saturday. Three districts Tolak, Shahrak, Dulainah and Dawlat Shah and the provincial... read more
CHAGHCHARAN (PAN): Heavy snowfall has blocked roads connecting eight districts with Chaghcharan, the capital of western Ghor province, an official said on Monday.The snowfall that began three days ago was recorded at 100 centimeters in some... read more
CHAGHCHARAN (PAN): The agriculture director of western Ghor province was detained by the attorney office on the charge of illegally distributing government land and funds to farmers.Eng. Farid Din was arrested for allotting a farm for agriculture... read more
CHAGHCHARAN (PAN): The education director of western Ghor province was arrested on the charge of bribery by intelligence operatives on Wednesday.Abdul Tawab was detained at his office, the deputy intelligence chief for Ghor, Col. Abdul Sami, told... read more
CHAGHCHARAN (PAN):  Two tribes, whose three-decade feud had led to the deaths of about 268 people, reconciled in the western Ghor province on Thursday, an official said. The bloodiest period between Bayeen and Pahlawan tribes had been since... read more
CHAGHCHARAN (PAN): A conference for international organisations, to attract funds for 52 important projects, would be held on Wednesday in western Ghor province, the governor said. More than 70 organisations from donor countries, officials from... read more
CHAGHCHARAN (PAN): The income of western Ghor province's revenue department increased to 52.58 million afghanis ($1.157 million) during the current financial year, an official said Sunday. Shopkeepers, however, accused the department of being... read more
CHAGHCHARAN (PAN): A women's handicraft exhibition was held on Saturday in western Ghor province ahead of International Women's Day on March 8, officials said. The exhibition showcases carpets, handmade mufflers, socks, gloves, curtains and... read more
CHAGHCHARAN (PAN): Health clinics in remote areas of western Ghor province have been closed due to a shortage of staff, resulting in the deaths of several women and children, officials and residents said on Thursday. Locals said five clinics had... read more
CHAGHCHARAN (PAN): The Ghor High Peace Council, supporting the ongoing reconciliation process with armed groups, Thursday pledged cooperation with the government in the reconciliation effort. War was not in the interest of Afghanistan, Governor... read more
CHAGHCHARAN (PAN): A cricket team for youth in western Ghor province was founded under the Afghanistan Cricket Board, officials said on Thursday.The recent success of the national cricket team has raised the popularity of the sport, especially among... read more