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AIBAK (PAN): The European Union would spend through the German Technical Cooperation (GTZ) one million euros on agricultural projects in the northern province of Samangan, an official said on Tuesday.At a meeting with Samangan Governor Ghulam Sakhi... read more
KABUL (PAN): A newly-constructed bridge in the village of Daulatabad in Hazrat Sultan district of northern Samangan province was inaugurated on Saturday, benefiting 550 families, thanks to a female who incurred the cost.District Mayor Roohullah said... read more
AIBAK (PAN): Education officials say 180 schools in northern Samangan province were equipped with laboratory equipment and other necessary items worth 20 million afghanis.Dr. Ahmad Khalid Rahmanzi, head of the National Capacity Building Programme at... read more
AIBAK (PAN): The regional director of a non-government organization (NGO) has been arrested in northern Samangan province after an appellate court ordered his arrest in a corruption case on Sunday.Chief of the appellate court, Alim, told Pajhwok... read more
AIBAK (PAN): A key road in northern Samangan province remained blocked for a second day on Saturday due to snowfall, leaving stranded dozens of trucks laden with coal and passenger vehicles.As the 120 kilometres Aibak-Dar-i-Souf Highway remained... read more
AIBAK (PAN): The Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee (BRAC) in northern Samangan province has completed 150 boys and girls' schools projects during the ongoing year, facilitating 4700 students, an official said on Tuesday.BRAC Regional Director... read more
AIBAK (PAN): A serial rapist was arrested on the charging of molesting a minor girl in Aibak City, capital of northern Samangan, an official said on Tuesday.The provincial police chief told Pajhwok Afghan News that Khalid (23) raped a nine-year-old... read more
AIBAK (PAN): The government has reached a 10-year agreement with a private firm for extracting 600,000 tonnes of coal from a recently discovered mine in northern Samangan province, an official said on Wednesday.The agreement signed with Misaq-i-... read more
AIBAK (PAN): Three people were killed in two separate traffic accidents on Kabul-North highway on Sunday.Colonel Muhammad Ibrahim, in charge of the traffic police in Samangan, told Pajhwok Afghan News two persons were killed and one injured in a... read more
AIBAK (PAN): Three people were killed and seven others injured when a car collided with a truck on the Kabul-North Highway in Samangan province on Monday, an official said on Tuesday.The accident took place in Shaheed Andkhoi area of the Samangan... read more
AIBAK (PAN): Gravelling of a 25-kilometer road - a project benefiting thousands of families - has been completed in northern Samangan province, an official said Wednesday.Public Works Director Eng. Zia Hamayun said the six-meter wide road starts... read more
KABUL (PAN): An election campaigner for President Hamid Karzai along with his supporters has joined the camp of another hopeful Dr. Abdullah Abdullah in the presidential race.Ahmad Khan, a member of parliament, announced joining Abdullah's camp at a... read more
TIRINKOT/AIBAK CITY (PAN): Separate public meetings were held in northern Samangan and southern Uruzgan provinces in support of presidential candidates Ramazan Bashardost and Hamid Karzai on Sunday.The gathering in Uruzgan was arranged by a member... read more
AIBAK (PAN): Five people were killed and nearly a dozen more sustained injuries when a passenger vehicle turned turtle on a highway in the northern Samangan province last night, officials said on Monday.The accident took place in Baba Qambar area... read more
AIBAK (PAN): A roadside bomb hit the vehicle of a French organisation, injuring a foreign worker in Roy-i-Do Aab district of the northern Samangan province on Wednesday.Deputy police chief, Amir Jan, told Pajhwok Afghan News the bomb planted by... read more
AIBAK (PAN): Two regional campaign offices of presidential candidates Hamid Karzai and Dr. Abdullah have been closed down by the people of northern Samangan province, fearing attacks in the area from militants.The closure of the two offices on... read more
AIBAK (PAN): Two former jihadi commanders, now running for provincial council seats in the upcoming elections, Wednesday handed over their weapons to Disbandment of Illegal Armed Groups (DIAG) officials.Commanders Abdul Ali from Hazarat Sultan... read more
QALA-I-NAW/AIBAK (PAN): Provincial council chief Wednesday said 200 affected people by the floods in Badghis province have received edibles and other materials; however, people complained that they received no emergency aid Wednesday.Over ten locals... read more
AIBAK (PAN): A teenager blew up his explosives laden waistcoat in front of the governor house killing only himself and injuring a woman in the northern Samangan province earlier Sunday afternoon, an eyewitness said.Muhammad Amen, an eyewitness of... read more
AIBAK (PAN): A protest demonstration involving members of the Parliament (MPs), scholars, locals and tribal elders in northern Samangan province on Tuesday sought immediate dismissal of the provincial governor.The demonstrators blocked Kabul-... read more
AIBAK (PAN): Afghanistan National Disaster Management Authority (ANDMA) to distribute over 500 tons addition food aid to residents of northern Samangan province, head of ANDMA told journalists on Monday.During his visit to the northern province of... read more
AIBAK (PAN): Nearly 310 development projects were accomplished during the past one year in northern Samangan province, covering a population of 46000 families, local officials said Thursday.However, residents of the province called some of the... read more
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (PAN): Food stuff was distributed to over 10000 families in northern Balkh province while in neighboring Samangan province dozens of families protested over lack of food.Muhammad Asif Khairkhawa, head of Afghan Red Crescent Society (... read more
AIBAK (PAN): Three people died and 16 others wounded in a bus accident on Kabul-North Highway on Saturday.The incident took place in Khakistari area of Aibak City of northern Samangan province.Colonel Muhammad Ebrahim, a traffic police official of... read more
AIBAK, (PAN): Foundation stone of two schools was laid down in the northern Samangan province with Japanese aid.Head of the Samangan education department, Abdul Jabar Mayar, told Pajhwok Afghan News one school was to be built in Upper Dara-e-Suf... read more
AIBAK (PAN): 5600 families will receive 1000 metric ton food stuff in Dar-i-Souf Payan and Hazrat Sultan districts of Samangan province before the winter arrives.Eng. Javid Hamid, provincial head of a French humanitarian NGO told Pajhwok Afghan... read more
SHAHRAN (PAN): Two separate bomb blasts have left five civilians killed and four wounded in the restive southeastern Paktika province, an official informed Saturday.The first bomb blast took place in Kherkot district of the lawless province early... read more
AIBAK (PAN): Sixteen development and reconstruction projects were completed on Saturday in the northern Samangan province.Head of the rural rehabilitation department Eng. Ahmad Javed told Pajhwok Afghan News the projects were conducted by the... read more
AIBAK (PNA): Two persons were killed and six injured in traffic accidents in the northern Samangan province, an official informed on Monday.Lieutenant Colonel Muhammad Ibrahim traffic police chief of the province told Pajhwok Afghan News one... read more
DARA-E-SUF (PAN): Construction work on Balkh-Samangan Highway in northern Afghanistan started on Saturday.The 65-kilometers road is constructed with a funding of $37 millions to be completed in three years, according to the public works minister... read more
ZARANJ/AIBAK (PAN): The agriculture department building of western Nimroz province and building of a school was inaugurated in northern Samangan province on Wednesday which was completed at the cost of $0.33 million.The agriculture department of... read more
AIBAK (PAN): The head of provincial council in Samangan province and some farmers warned they will start growing poppy if government fail to fulfill their commitments.Serajuddin head of provincial council in Samangan province criticized the ministry... read more
AIBAK (PAN): Eng. Muhammad Ihsan Zia, Minister for Rural Rehabilitations and Development, inaugurated a water network and laid the foundation for another.The water network consists of a reservoir with capacity of 40000 cubic meter waster and 9 km... read more
AIBAK (PAN): More than 8,600 families would benefit from 30 uplift projects completed in Dar-i-Souf Payan district of the northern Samangan province, officials said here on Saturday.Eng. Ahmad Javid Javid, Rural Rehabilitation and Development... read more
AIBAK (PAN): Two children, after eating grass for a month together with their parents due to lack of food, have died in the northern Samangan province, government and human rights officials said on Thursday.A seven-year-old boy and his nine-year-old... read more
AIBAK (PAN): Summer floods have destroyed more than 190 houses, washing away dozens of animals in northern Samangan province, residents and officials said on Monday.Induced by heavy rains rain that started falling Sunday afternoon, the flooding hit... read more
AIBAK (PAN): Police Sunday claimed arresting a smuggler with 120 kilograms of narcotics in the northern Samangan province.Police official Salahuddin told Pajhwok Afghan News Syed Ali Shah was held with drugs in Torayaee village of Dara-i-Souf... read more
AIBAK (PAN): The officials of provincial council in northern Samangan province claimed during last three weeks about 5000 families were displaced to neighboring provinces due to lack of food and drinking water.The officials said the families left... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (PAN): Unidentified gunmen Sunday night gunned down three members of a family and wounded two others in the northern Baghlan province, officials said on Monday.Provincial police chief Lt. Col. Muhammad Shafiq Parwani told Pajhwok Afghan... read more
AIBAK (PAN): Unknown gunmen set a blaze the regional office of Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee (BRAC) in northern Samanagan province on Tuesday evening.The BRAC office which was located in the old city of Aibak mainly provides micro debts.... read more
AIBAK (PAN): World Food Program (WFP) provided 40 tones of edibles to 732 families in the northern Samangan province on Wednesday.Muhammad Zahir Amiri regional director of Afghan Red Crescent Society (ARCS) told Pajhwok Afghan News the edibles... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Some 24 reconstruction projects have been executed in the central Logar province on Monday, officials said.Eng. Abdul Rahman Rahmani director of Rural Rehabilitation and Development Department (RRD) told Pajhwok Afghan News the... read more
IBAK (PAN): In search of employment hundreds of youths leave northern Samangan province to the neighboring regions to help gain money and make ends meet.There were no employment opportunities and any projects to attract workers, the youths complain... read more
AIBAK (PAN): A provincial council chief and his driver were killed in an accident that left his son and bodyguards injured in the northern Samangan province on Sunday, an official said.Muhammad Daulat Rafi - travelling along with his son, driver and... read more
AIBEK (PAN): Four passengers were killed and two vehicles burnt after a horrific traffic accident on the Samangan-Pul-i-Khumri Road, officials said here on Wednesday.The accident took place in Robatak area of the Samangan province, where a car... read more
CHARIKAR, BAMYAN & AIBAK, Jan 9 (Pajhwok Afghan News): Road blockade on Salang highway increased commuters' worries as over 120 avalanches hit the area.Naeem Khan, police officer of Jabal-Seraj city told Pajhwok Afghan News Wednesday morning the... read more