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    Muhammad Hassan Hakimi


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    Volunteers launch cleaning of vital Ghor canal

    FEROZKOH (Pajhwok): Backed by officials of the irrigation department, volunteers in the central Ghor province on Wednesday started joint efforts to clean the vital canal to ensure uninterrupted water flow to irrigate the fields, an official said.


    Protesters want Ghor mayor, police commander sacked

    CHAGHCHARAN (Pajhwok): After severely beating locals and journalists, around 200 angry demonstrators took to the streets in western Ghor province and demanded immediate sacking of mayor and public order police commander, an official said.

    Accidents & Disasters

    Snowfall hampers transfer of ballot boxes

    CHAGHCHARAN (Pajhwok):  Heavy snowfall has blocked roads, creating problems in transporting ballot boxes to the capital of western Ghor province, officials said on Sunday.

    Accidents & Disasters

    Children among 7 killed by Ghor floods

    CHAGHCHARAN (Pajhwok): Floods have killed seven people, washing away dozens of homes and more than 100 animals in western Ghor province, officials said on Thursday.

    Security and Crime

    Spare us, Ghor children plead with Taliban

    CHAGHCHARAN (Pajhwok): Children on Sunday organised a walk against the killing of two minors in the Serena Hotel attack in Chaghcharan, the capital of central Ghor province.

    Security and Crime

    20 rebels surrender in Ghor, Kunduz

    CHAGHCHARAN/KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Twenty militants joined the peace process in western Ghor and northern Kunduz provinces on Wednesday, officials said.


    Civil society to monitor elections in Ghor

    CHAGHCHARAN (Pajhwok): A civil society network on Saturday opened an office in northwestern Ghor province in a bid to ensure transparency and monitoring the upcoming elections.

    Security and Crime

    Armed men interfering in Ghor elections’ affairs

    CHAGHCHARAN (Pajhwok): The Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Monday expressed grave concerns over interference by armed men in election affairs in western Ghor province.


    Hundreds of families provided with potable water

    CHAGHCHARAN (Pajhwok): Following completion of a big project, hundreds of families provided with clean drinking water in Chaghcharan, the capital of central Ghor province, officials said on Monday.


    Compensation for soldiers’ families urged

    CHAGHCHARAN (Pajhwok): Expressing shock over the Kunar incident, in which 21 Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers were killed, the Ghor provincial council on Wednesday observed a strike, asking the government to facilitate the bereaved families.