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SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): The long spell of draught forced farmers not to cultivate wheat on their 10,000 hectares of land in northern Jawzjan province, an official said on Monday. Agriculture Director Sayyed Masood said good rainfall last season... read more
MAIMANA/SHIBRGHAN (Pajhwok): A man has committed suicide due to poverty and a woman died of a heart attack after her two children were wounded in a bomb blast in northern Faryab province, officials said on Saturday. The man, who hanged himself... read more
EBAK/SHEBRGHAN (Pajhwok): A leading drug smuggler escaped from a detention centre in northwestern Samangan province, an official said Monday. Maj. Gen. Mohammad Akram Bikzad, police chief, told Pajhwok Afghan News that the smuggler Asif escaped... read more
SHIBREGHAN (Pajhwok): A heavily pregnant woman, a policeman’s wife, was gang-raped by five men in northwestern Jawzjan province, an official said on Monday, as the victim threatened to commit suicide. A relative of the 17-year-old woman told... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Unidentified gunmen have kidnapped four employees of a construction company in northern Jawzjan province, the police chief said Wednesday.   Br. Gen. Faqir Mohammad Jawzjani said militants stormed two security posts in... read more
ZARANJ/SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): An official of the National Directorate of Security (NDS) has been killed and three others have been wounded in southwestern Nimroz province on Monday, an official said. The spy-service member was killed and three... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Over a hundred residents of northern Jawzjan province on Monday rallied against the recent publication of sacrilegious cartoons in a French weekly and demanded punishment for the perpetrators. Heavily-armed men attacked the... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Turkmenistan’s food aid for victims of natural disasters arrived in northern Jawzjan province on Saturday, an official said. Bazaar Bhai, Turkmenistan’s consul general, told reporters in Mazar-i-Sharif, the capital of... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Dozens of prisoners in Jawzjan prison have been on hunger strike for 48 hours, claiming a delay by the authorities in deciding their cases, officials said on Thursday. The inmates, mostly from Sar-i-Pul province, alleged the... read more
SHIBRGHAN (Pajhwok): A man who claimed to be expert in talisman has committed suicide because of economic compulsions in Aqcha district of northwestern Jawzjan province, an official said Tuesday. Provincial police chief Col. Abdul Manan Raufi... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Thousands of residents of northwestern Jawzjan province on Monday voiced their support to Afghan security forces and warned insurgents that locals would form an uprising group to flush out militants from the area. At least 3... read more
AIBAK (Pajhwok):  More than 3,000 people would benefit from development projects worth 36.2 million afghanis, which have recently been completed in northern Samangan province, an official said on Tuesday. Rural Rehabilitation and Development... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): A large number of militants joined the government-initiated peace process following hectic efforts by first-vice-president in northwestern Jawzjan province, an official said Tuesday. Eighty militants joined the peace drive... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Three women returning from Umrah pilgrimage to Makkah and their driver died when their vehicle crashed into a truck near the capital of northern Jawzjan province on Tuesday, police said.Jawzjan police chief Faqir Mohammad... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI/ SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): At least four militants have been killed and seven others wounded in northern Baghlan and northwestern Jawzjan provinces, officials said Saturday.Baghlan police spokesman Javed Basharat told Pajhwok Afghan News... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Dozens of workers and engineers of the Afghan Gas Enterprise in northern Jawzjan province on Thursday went on strike after the expiry of their deadline for removal of the enterprise head.The Afghan Gas Enterprise currently... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Turkmenistan has improved electricity supply to three northern provinces of Afghanistan after complaints about low voltage and outages.Electricity to Faryab, Jawzjan and Sar-i-Pul provinces is imported from Turkmenistan, but... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Six rebels were killed during clashes with members of an uprising group in northern Jawzjan province, an official said on Tuesday.Three members of the uprising group were also wounded during the overnight firefights in Aqch and... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): In an attempt to alleviate poverty, Save the Children sponsored a race involving children in Shiberghan, the capital of northern Jawzjan province.Thirty-two students, 16 of them girls, participated in the 500 metres race, said... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Police rescued four bankers from kidnappers in northern Jawzjan province on Saturday, but the branch manager is still in his captors’ custody.Two days back, the Aga Khan Bank manager was kidnapped along with three colleagues... read more
SHIBREGHAN (Pajhwok): Two militants, including a Pakistani, and a policeman were killed during a clash in northern Jawzjan province, an official said on Thursday, when two abducted Pakistani engineers were rescued from their captors.Provincial... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): The new government plans to revive a defunct dry port once a busy transit trade route between Afghanistan and Turkmenistan in northern Jawzjan province, with local officials hoping the revival would help increase oil imports... read more
SHIBERGHAN/KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Seventeen insurgents, including a shadow district chief, were killed and 15 others wounded during a clash and an explosion in northern parts of the country, officials said on Thursday.Ten rebels were killed and 15... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Protesting inmates in northern Jawzjan province on Thursday called off their days-long hunger strike after assurances that a presidential decree granting them freedom would be enforced transparently.At least 50 prisoners held... read more
MAIMANA/SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Five Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers and an influential individual have been killed in separate security incidents in Jawzjan and Faryab provinces, officials said on Thursday.A security official, wishing not to be... read more
SHIBERGHAN/FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): At least eight militants have been killed and six people, including a civilian, wounded during separate incidents in northern Jawzjan and northeastern Badakhshan provinces, officials said on Saturday.Brig. Gen. Faqir... read more
KUNDUZ CITY/SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Ten rebels, including a notorious commander, have been killed and five others wounded during a clash in northern Kunduz province, an official said on Monday.The clash took place during a clearing operation in Chahar... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): The Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) expressed grave concerns over growing incidents of killing, persecution and harassment by illegal armed men in some parts of the country.AIHRC Director Maghfirat... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Three Taliban bomb-making experts, including a commander, were killed in a blast caused by their own explosives while two others insurgents were killed separately during a clash with police in northwestern Jawzjan province,... read more
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): The construction of two large warehouses at the Customs Department in southwestern Nimroz province has been completed, an official said on Sunday.Customs Director Wais Sultani told Pajhwok Afghan News each warehouse had been... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Taliban inmates clashed with security guards inside the Shiberghan jail in northern Jawzjan province, setting the logistic part on fire on Wednesday.A correspondent of Pajhwok Afghan News reported from the area heavy gunfire... read more
SHIBERGHAAN (Pajhwok): The first-ever union of female journalists, pledging to fight for women’s rights in the region, was formed in northern Jawzjan province on Saturday.The group of 20 females formally declared formation of their union in... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): Hundreds of people on Saturday staged a protest rally against Afghan Local Police (ALP) in the Nahrin district of northern Baghlan province, demanding dissolution of the force.The locals, who set up protest camps in the... read more
 SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): The use of saline and contaminated water has damaged agriculture crops and led to the spread of various diseases in the Aqcha district of northern Jawzjan province, officials say.Given the health hazard, people feel... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): For the first time in history of the northern Jawzjan province, terrorists fired three rockets into the provincial capital, leaving a girl injured.Police chief Faqir Muhammad Jawzjani told Pajhwok Afghan News the rockets were... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): The wheat yield in northwestern Jawzjan province has declined by 10,000 tonnes this year due to flash floods, official said on Wednesday.Agriculture Director Eng. Abdul Rashid told Pajhwok Afghan News wheat was cultivated on... read more
MAIMANA/ SHIBERGAN (Pajhwok): In two separate incidents, a police officer and wife of border policeman have been killed in northwestern Jawzjan and Faryab provinces, officials said on Thursday.Operational head of Jawzjan police headquarter told... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Around 118 graduates from the geology and mine faculty of Jawzjan University are worried about their future, an official said on Wednesday.Eng. Mohammad Hashim, chancellor of Jawzjan University, said it was the 12th batch of... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): The police chief for northern Jawzjan province on Monday said roadside bombs in several districts delayed the transfer of ballot boxes to the provincial Independent Election Commission (IEC) office.Col. Faqir Mohammad Jawzjani... read more
KUNDUZ/SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Seven insurgents and three security personnel have been killed and 14 others wounded during Election Day’s violence in northern Kunduz and Jawzjan provinces, officials said on Sunday.The seven rebels were eliminated and... read more
SHIBERGHAN/MAIMANA (Pajhwok): An intelligence officer and a policeman were killed and three others wounded in a roadside bomb blast in northwestern Jawzjan province, an official said on Thursday.The incident happened in the Saqazkol village, where... read more
CHAGHCHARAN/SHIBERGHAN (PAJHWOK): Six militants and a policeman have been killed during separate clashes in western Ghor and northern Jawzjan provinces, officials said on Saturday.A group of about 100 armed rebels staged an attack on the Dolina... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): The number of drug addicts has doubled in two years in northern Jawzjan province, where most robbery incidents are blamed on junkies.Health officials say the population of addicts had risen from 1,100 in 2012 to more than 2,000... read more
KUNDUZ CITY/SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Ten militants were killed during a clash with security forces in the Dashti Archi district of northern Kunduz province, an official said on Sunday.The clash broke out after a group of armed insurgents stormed police... read more
SHIBERGHAN/BAMYAN CITY (Pajhwok): The Afghan National Army (ANA) rescued hundreds of people marooned by floods in norther Jawzjan province, an official said on Saturday.At least 200 stranded people in Faizabad were flown to safer places by ANA... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): A man threw his two-month-old son into a well as a result of a property dispute in the Aqcha district of northern Jawzjan province, an official said on Sunday.Crime branch chief, Capt. Abdul Latif, told Pajhwok Afghan News that... read more
MAIMANA/SHEBRGHAN (Pajhwok): At least 10 militants and a civilian have been killed in separate security incidents in northern Jawzjan and Faryab provinces, officials said on Thursday.Seven rebels were killed and four others including a Taliban-... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): As death toll from the devastated recent floods in north and northwestern provinces surged to 135 fatalities, rescue teams on Wednesday were facing mounting problems to pull out more dead and wounded buried under debris.Recent... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Two Afghan Local Police (ALP) personnel and as many rebels have been killed in two separate incidents in northern Jawzjan province, an official said on Tuesday.Two policemen were killed and four others wounded when their... read more
KABUL/SHIBREGHAN (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Defense (MoD) said on Saturday around 1,000 marooned families had been evacuated so far in northwestern Jawzjan province, following flash floods that killed at least 107 people and rendered thousands... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Some public representatives of northern Jawzjan province in Wolesi Jirga and provincial council were leveling allegations against each other of not interested to address problems of their constituencies.  A provincial... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI/SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Two men and as many women were killed in separate incidents in northern Baghlan and Jawzjan provinces, officials said on Sunday.A couple was shot dead as unidentified gunmen entered their house in the Jo-i-Naw area... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): An individual who killed a woman in northern Jawzjan province has been shot dead by the Taliban.Tordi, 44, was stabbed to death inside her house in the Hindukush village of Muradyan district three days ago.A Taliban spokesman,... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): A woman has been stabbed to death in the Muradyan district of Jawzjan, taking to 33 the number of females killed in the northern province this year, officials said on Tuesday.Tordi, 44, who was attacked with a knife at her... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Journalists on Wednesday vowed to indefinitely boycott the governor’s house in northern Jawzjan province if security guards there did not stop misbehaving with them.Journalists said they had often been denied access to... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Heavy snowfall, accompanied by a severe cold wave, has killed 10 people and 920 domestic animals in Darz Aab and Qush Tepa districts of northern Jawzjan province, officials said on Wednesday.Mohibullah, the Darz Aab district’s... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): A militant and a civilian were killed two gas enterprise employees wounded in an attack on a check-post in northern Jawzjan province, security officials said on Monday.     Brig. Gen. Faqir Mohammad Jawzjani... read more
SHIBARGHAN (PAN): Participants of a huge gathering in this capital city of northwestern Jawzjan province on Sunday asked the government to adopt all possible measures to make peace and end the insurgency.Arranged by the Jawzjan Peace Committee, the... read more
SHIBERGHAN (PAN): A woman has committed suicide due to dire financial straits in northern Jawzjan province, an official said on Sunday.Gul Jan, a mother of eight, hanged herself in the Saqz Kool village of Aqcha district on Saturday night, the crime... read more
SHIBEGHAN (PAN): A father sold his minor daughter to a 35 years old man in return for some animals and food items, officials said Thursday.The sale of Ghancha Gul, 7, in northern Jawzjan province drew denunciation from human rights campaigners,... read more
SHIBERGHAN (PAN): The body of a young woman has been found in the Muradyan district of northern Jawzjan province, where 24 females were killed in 2013, officials said on Tuesday.Crime branch chief, Cap. Abdul Latif, quoted the victim’s father as... read more
KUNDUZ CITY/MAIMANA (PAN): Four suspects, including a Taliban commander, have been arrested with arms in northern Kunduz province, the spy service said on Saturday.   An arms cache was found in the Akakhel village of Kunduz City. Qari... read more
SHIBERGHAN (PAN): Concerned over growing insecurity, a number of civil society leaders on Monday said the number of eligible voters registered and security measures taken so far ahead of the April elections had not been sufficient in northern... read more
SHIBERGHAN (PAN): Unidentified armed men shot dead two members of Junbish-i-Milli Islami Afghanistan (JMIA) in northwestern Jawzjan province on Monday, an official said.Col. Faqir Mohammad Jawzjani, provincial police chief, told Pajhwok Afghan News... read more
SHIBERGHAN (PAN): Three people were killed and nine others, including women, injured in a traffic accidents on the Jawzjan-Balkh highway on Wednesday, an official said.A van driver and a passenger were killed and seven others were wounded as a... read more
SHIBERGHAN (PAN): A young woman suffering from a psychological ailment committed suicide by shooting herself with her father’s pistol in northern Jawzjan province, an official said on Saturday.Capt. Abdul Latif, crime detective chief at the... read more
SHIBERGHAN (PAN): Five villages have been cleared of insurgents as a result of a security operation in northwestern Jawzjan province, an official said on Tuesday.Shah Salim, Turkmen Oldi and Khanaqa villages in Faizabad district had been purged of... read more
KUNDUZ CITY/SHIBERGHAN (PAN): Police shot dead a Pakistani militant during a clash in northwestern Jawzjan province, while five civilians suffered injuries in a grenade attack in northeastern Kunduz, officials said on Sunday.Kunduz police spokesman... read more
SHIBERGHAN (PAN): Up to 225 families of internally displaced persons (IDPs) were given carpet-weaving material in the northern province of Jawzjan, officials said on Tuesday.The assistance was provided by the Department of Refugees with the support... read more
SHEBRGHAN (PAN): Four militants and an Afghan Local Police (ALP) member were killed and two others wounded during a clash in the Darzab district of northern Jawzjan province, an official said on Wednesday.The militants were killed during a clash... read more
SHEBERGHAN (PAN): A decline in wheat production this year has sent prices soaring in northern Jawzjan province, officials said on Sunday.This year’s wheat production in the province was nearly 90,000 tonnes, compared with 110,000 tonnes in 2012, an... read more
SHIBERGHAN (PAN): At least 18 Taliban insurgents, including their four commanders, were killed during a joint Afghan-ISAF forces’ operation in northwestern Jawzjan province, an official said on Sunday.Another nearly a dozen rebels were captured... read more
SHIBERGHAN (PAN): Differences between Uzbek warlord Abdul Rashid Dostum and Jawzjan Governor Mohammad Alam Sayee are rooted in an intra-party dispute, a delegation from the Presidential Palace said on Thursday.Led by Presidential Advisor on Social... read more
KABUL/SHIBERGHAN (PAN): President Hamid Karzai on Sunday tasked a delegation with investigating recent tension between the governor of northern Jawzjan province and Uzbek warlord Abdul Rashid Dostum.Led by Presidential Advisor on Social Affairs... read more
SAR-I-PUL CITY/SHIBERGHAN (PAN): As Rashid Dostum’s supporters called off their protest in Jawzjan on Saturday, his hundreds others supporters staged a protest rally in Sar-i-Pul province against the Jawzjan governor.Most shops in Sar-i-Pul city... read more
SHIBERGHAN (PAN): Hundreds of supporters of Abdul Rashid Dostum, the Uzbek community leader, on Wednesday protested against the provincial governor in northern Jawzjan province.The protesters accused Governor Mohammad Alam Saee of opening fire at... read more
SHIBERGHAN (PAN): Work on two clean drinking water supply projects, benefitting 2,000 families, has been launched in northwestern Jawzjan province, officials said on Saturday.Funded by the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (... read more
KABUL (PAN): Some residents of northern Jawzjan province complain the Taliban intercept passenger vehicles, rip apart people’s national identity and voter cards and threaten them with death. On the other hand, the insurgents confirm the main... read more
SHIBERGHAN (PAN): The Darzaab district chief was injured in a suicide attack in northern Jawzjan province on Monday.The district chief, Rahmatullah Hashar, told Pajhwok Afghan News he was coming out of a mosque after attending a fateha ceremony when... read more
SHIBERGHAN (PAN): Four members of the US-backed Afghan Local Police (ALP) force were killed in a Taliban attack on their checkpoint and a landmine in the Qush Tepa district of northern Jawzjan province on Monday, an official said.The insurgents... read more
SHIBERGHAN (PAN): Swedish forces on Sunday wrapped up their mission in northern Jawzjan province and left behind equipment worth $30 million to their Afghan counterparts, officials said.All 200 Swedish soldiers and officers moved to Mazar-i-Sharif,... read more
SHIBERGHAN (PAN): Two teenage girls were found dead under mysterious conditions in northern Jawzjan province, police said on Thursday.A 18-year-old girl was found dead at her home in Shiberghan, the provincial capital, a crime detective officer at... read more
SHIBERGHAN (PAN): A dreaded Taliban commander has been killed in an International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) airstrike in northern Jawzjan province, an intelligence official said on Thursday.The militant commander was identified as Dost... read more
SHIBERGHAN (PAN): Three brothers have been shot dead by unidentified gunmen in the northern province of Jawzjan, officials said on Tuesday. Identified as Murt Quli, Panji and Abdul Khaliq, the brothers came under attack in Khanaqa district late on... read more
SHIBERGHAN (PAN): Two intelligence operatives were killed and four others wounded during a roadside bombing in the capital of northern Jawzjan province on Saturday, an official said.           ... read more
SHIBERGHAN (PAN): The Human Rights Commission of northern Jawzjan province on Thursday condemned the killing of a young girl after she was sexually abused and urged authorities to mete out harsh punishment for the criminals, officials said.Two days... read more
SHIBERGHAN (PAN): A project for installing solar energy streetlights in Shiberghan, the capital of northern Jawzjan province, was launched on Sunday, the mayor said.As part of the 25 million afs ($471,698) project, 481 poles would be erected along... read more
SHIBERGHAN (PAN): A district chief was injured along with his guard during a rebel attack in Shiberghan, the capital of northern Jawzjan province, on Saturday, an official said.Sher Shah Baburi, administrative head of Sozma Qala district, came under... read more
SHEBERGHAN (PAN): Nine Afghan footballers were among 11 people killed and 36 others wounded in a head-on collision in the northern Jawzjan province, officials said on Thursday.The accident took place on Thursday night when a passenger bus crashed... read more
SHIBERGHAN (PAN): A Taliban commander was killed along with his six associates during an operation by the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in the northern province of Jawzjan, officials said on Friday.Commander Mullah Taj was staying... read more
SHIBERGHAN (PAN): A husband killed his 27-years-old wife and surrendered to police in northern Jawzjan province, where 20 cases of murder and suicide among women were registered this year, officials said on Thursday.Police said the woman, a... read more
JALALABAD (PAN):  Protests against a blasphemous movie spread across several Afghan cities on Wednesday, with demonstrators blocking highways, burning the US president’s effigies and demanding the death penalty for the moviemaker.Reportedly... read more
SHIBERGHAN (PAN): A local Taliban leader was detained and a rebel killed during an operation in northern Jawzjan province on Monday, an official said.Police chief Brig. Gen. Abdul Aziz Ghairat told Pajhwok Afghan News they conducted the operation... read more
SHIBERGHAN (PAN): Local officials have asked Uzbek warlord Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum to hand over the five historical objects kept at his guest house in Shiberghan, the provincial capital, to the government.But an advisor to the former general,... read more
SHIBERGHAN (PAN): Two teenage boys were critically injured when a mine apparently left over from the country’s wars during Soviet occupation exploded near Shiberghan, the capital of northern Jawzjan province, on Friday, police said.The mine went off... read more
SHIBERGHAN (PAN): The public health director of northern Jawzjan province was detained red-handed while receiving a bribe on Sunday, the governor said.Mohammad Alim Sayee told a news conference that Dr. Rahmatullah Haidari was receiving 10,000... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): A key Taliban commander was killed and three other insurgents were detained during a security operation in the Andar district of southern Ghazni province, an official said on Friday. The operation was conducted by coalition... read more
SHEBERGHAN (PAN): The National Directorate of Security (NDS), the Afghan spy agency, nabbed two suspected touts when they were collecting bribes, allegedly for a district judge, in the northern province of Jawzjan, an investigator said on Thursday.... read more
SHIBERGHAN (PAN): Nearly 130 students of a girls’ school were poisoned in Shiberghan, the capital of northern Jawzjan province, on Saturday, officials said.  Education Director Abdul Hai Yashin told Pajhwok Afghan News the girls were poisoned... read more
SHIBERGHAN (PAN): A big project for the import of power from Turkmenistan to northern Afghanistan, benefitting half million residents of Jawzjan province, had been launched, a Cabinet minister said on Thursday.Water and Energy Minister Mohammad... read more
SHIBERGHAN (PAN): A district chief was shot dead along with his wife and a 14-year-old daughter by a single masked gunman after entering their house in northern Jawzjan province, officials said on Friday.The Qarqin district chief, Nazar Mohammad... read more
SHIBERGHAN (PAN): Unidentified gunmen on Friday shot dead a local police commander along with a security guard in the northern province of Jawzjan, officials said.The shooting occurred at 8am when the gunmen entered the commander’s house in the... read more
SHIBERGHAN (PAN): Two newly-constructed buildings for schools were inaugurated in northern Jawzjan province, an official said on Monday.The projects were executed in Ora Mast and Kinara villages on the outskirts of Shibarghan, the provincial capital... read more
SHIBERGHAN/FARAH CITY (PAN): Three security personnel, including an Afghan National Army (ANA) commander, were killed in separate Taliban attacks in northern Jawzjan and western Farah province, officials said on Thursday.Two motorcycle-borne gunmen... read more
SHIBERGHAN (PAN):  A school building, benefiting 500 girl students, was inaugurated in the northern province of Jawzjan on Friday, officials said.The building, having six classrooms, an administrative room, rest rooms and other facilities, was... read more
SHABERGHAN (PAN): A 500-megawatt power project, costing $390 million, launched by the provincial Breshna department in northern Jawzjan province, an official said.PAJHWOK/Hamid Tamkin
SHABERGHAN (PAN): An eighteen kilometer long road was inaugurated in the vicinity of northern Jawzjan province.Funded by the rural rehabilitation department, the project cost nearly 13 million Afghanis, an official said,PAJHWOK/Hamid Tamkin
SHIBERGHAN (PAN): Three policemen and a fighter were killed during a clash in northern Jawzjan province, officials said on Monday.The firefight erupted between the security personnel and the Taliban late on Sunday when the rebels attacked a police... read more
SHIBERGHAN (PAN): The security responsibility for Shiberghan, the capital of northwestern Jawzjan province, was handed over to Afghan forces on Saturday, officials said.A ceremony marking the transfer in Shiberghan was attended by Security... read more
SHIBERGHAN (PAN): Four welfare projects, including a training programme, have been executed in northern Jawzjan province, an official said on Sunday.The projects included a building for a teacher training centre, an English and computer course, a... read more
TRINIKOT/SHABARGHAN (PAN): Food and other essential items were provided to 1,100 families in Uruzgan and Jawzjan provinces, officials said on Friday.A thousand war-affected families were given food items, sewing machines and warm clothing by the... read more
SHIBERGHAN (PAN): A gas well, having the capacity to produce 5,000 cubic metres of gas in 24 hours, was inaugurated in northern Jawzjan province, officials said on Sunday.Gas supply from the well would run a chemical fertiliser factory in... read more
SHIBERGHAN (PAN): Security officials in northern Jawzjan province on Wednesday claimed seizing fake passports and alcoholic beverages.Twenty-seven fake passports were recovered from a hotel in Shiberghan, the provincial capital, on Tuesday night,... read more
SHIBERGHAN (PAN): Two employees of the population registration department in northern Jawzjan province were detained on Tuesday on charges of making fake national identity cards in return for bribes, an official said.Taimor and Naimatullah, accused... read more
SHIBERGHAN (PAN): A senior justice department employee was arrested on the charge of bribery in northern Jawzjan province, officials said on Tuesday.Abdul Majeed, who heads the human rights section at the department, was detained by intelligence... read more
SHBIRGHAN (PAN): Two employees of the appellant court were arrested on charges of bribery in northern Jawzjan province, officials said on Monday.A National Directorate of Security (NDS) official, who wished not to be named, told Pajhwok Afghan News... read more
SHIBERGHAN (PAN): Four Taliban militants, including two commanders, were killed during an airstrike by foreign troops in the Qush Tepa district of northern Jawzjan province, an official said on Monday.A local intelligence operative said on condition... read more
SHIBERGHAN (PAN): A plot to poison local police was prevented in the Qush Tapa district of northern Jawzjan province, officials said on Thursday.Nearly a hundred kilograms of poisonous substance was found at the Traghali Afghania check post manned... read more
SHIBERGHAN (PAN): Despite a government ban, the use of a single towel by several people remains common at public baths in northern Jawzjan province, residents said on Thursday."One towel is being used by several people at bathrooms, with each... read more
SHIBERGHAN (PAN): Egg-laying hens were distributed to nearly 120 poor women in the Aqcha district of northern Jawzjan province, an official said on Tuesday.The distribution process was conducted in eight-villages of the district, an official of the... read more
SHABARGHAN/QALAT (PAN): A border police official and two militants were killed in separate gun battles in Jawzjan and Zabul provinces, officials said on Friday.The policeman and a militant were killed during a clash in Khumab district of Jawzjan on... read more
SHIBERGHAN (PAN): Officials say local forces are ready for the second phase of the security transition in northern Jawzjan province, but police are needed to be strengthened and equipped.Jawzjan governor Mohammad Alim Sayee, who met with the... read more
SHIBERGHAN (PAN): Three development projects, benefitting more than 1,000 families, were inaugurated in northern Jawzjan province, an official said on Monday.Costing $200,000 (9,708,000 afghanis), the projects included 117 water tanks, 7 wells, two... read more
SHIBERGHAN (PAN): A survey to reconstruct a 100-kilometre road in northern Jawzjan province has been launched, officials said on Monday.Reconstruction work on the road, a joint venture of the Swedish Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) and the US... read more
SHIBERGHAN (PAN): Incidents of violence against women have almost doubled in northern Jawzjan province, a senior human rights official said on Wednesday.There has been an alarming increase in violence against women, said the Independent Human Rights... read more
SHIBERGHAN (PAN): Projects, including clean drinking water supply schemes and a road, have been completed in northern Jawzjan province, an official said on Monday.Implemented under the National Solidarity Programme (NSP), the projects took six... read more
SHIBERGHAN (PAN): Officials of several departments in northern Jawzjan province complain provincial council members are interfering in their affairs and warned to resign en mass if the interference continued to take place."If the public... read more
SHIBERGHAN (PAN): Eight development projects have been executed in the northern province of Jawzjan, officials said on Sunday.Residents of Qaria-i-Hasan Tabain, Labjar Taghan, Shakarak and Qanjogha villages will benefit from the COAR-funded projects... read more
SHIRBARGHAN (PAN): The governor of northern Jawzjan province, promising to root out corruption, said on Wednesday three provincial government departments were rife with graft.Mohammad Alem Sayee told a meeting that several officials, including the... read more
SHIBERGHAN (PAN): A welfare centre for women, the first of its kind, was established in the northern province of Jawzjan, officials said on Monday.The centre called Khana-i-Amn is aimed at providing protection to women who had completed their jail... read more
LASHKARGAH (PAN): The NATO-led troops have detained a Taliban commander, accused of killing 15 tribal elders and local residents, in southern Helmand province, officials said on Sunday.The commander was held on Saturday night during an operation by... read more
SHIBERGHAN (PAN): The revenue of northern Jawzjan province increased 69 percent during the first six month of the current Afghan year, compared to the corresponding period of last year, officials said on Sunday.The half-yearly revenue stood at 73... read more
SHIBERGHAN (PAN): Five border policemen were killed as a result of roadside bombing in the Qarqin district of northern Jawzjan province on Monday, an official said on Monday.The incident took place in Dinar village at about 2pm, killing five border... read more
SHIBERGHAN (PAN): A 28-member rebel group, which joined the peace process in northern Jawzjan province, asked on Saturday for employment opportunities, an official said on Saturday.Led by Mullah Abdul Fatah and Mullah Abdul Hakim, the insurgents,... read more
SHIBERGHAN (PAN): A 45-member rebel group and their commander joined the peace process in the Darz Aab district of northern Jawzjan province, an official said on Wednesday.Led by Mullah Akbar, the insurgents, who operated in Chakana and Jungle... read more
SHIBERGHAN (PAN): More than 2,000 women and girls are learning tailoring in northern Jawzjan province as part of a US-funded project, officials said on Sunday.The women are attending tailoring courses, sponsored by Confederation of Open Access... read more
SHIBERGHAN (PAN): Nine development projects, benefitting thousands of families, have been executed in northern Jawzjan province, an official said on Thursday.The schemes, costing a million US dollars (47,040,000 afghanis), were implemented in four... read more
SHIBERGHAN (PAN): The Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD) has not yet implemented a single water supply programme in northern Jawzjan province, the governor complained on Saturday.Mohammad Alam Sai said water supply schemes for... read more
SHIBERGHAN (PAN): A 27-year-old woman reportedly committed self-immolation due to a family dispute in northwestern Jawzjan province, an official said on Thursday. The incident took place late on Wednesday night, said Col. Mohammad Jan Abed, the... read more
JAWZJAN: Seven militants were killed in an eight-hour clash with police in the Ashur Qul area of Darzab district. A Taliban commander, Qari Roohullah Zarqawi, surrendered to the authorities along with four associates after the engagement, district... read more
SHABARGHAN (PAN): The residents of northern Jawzjan province are dissatisfied with their MPs’ performance over the past six months. They say the MPs have neither contacted their constituents since the election nor honored the promises they... read more
SHIBARGHAN (PAN): Nearly 3,000 residents of the Aqcha district in northern Jawzjan province have been hospitalized with diarrhea over the past 20 days, residents and doctors said on Thursday. Jawzjan public health officials say they have taken... read more
SHIBERGHAN (PAN): Unidentified gunmen kidnapped three Turkish engineers in the northern province of Jawzjan, police said Saturday. The three were working with a trade company dealing in animal skins called Post Aaq Muradbai Company. They were... read more
SHIBERGHAN (PAN): Three policemen were killed and four others sustained injuries when their vehicle struck a roadside bomb in the Manjgak district of northern Jawzjan province on Thursday, an official said. The blast ripped through the police... read more
SHIBERGHAN (PAN): Taliban militants have been extorting heavy ransoms from residents in return for releasing captives, residents of northern Jawzjan province alleged on Tuesday. The insurgents rejected the claim, however. "The Taliban abducted... read more
SHIBERGHAN (PAN): A Taliban commander was detained during an operation by Afghan and NATO-led soldiers in northern Jawzjan province early on Monday, officials said. The predawn raid was conducted in the Yam Bash area of Darzab district, Brig Gen.... read more
SHIBERGHAN (PAN): Two local police officials joined Taliban fighters and surrendered their weapons to them in the northern province of Jawzjan, officials said on Tuesday. Two of the 100 local policemen in Darzab district joined rebel commander... read more
SHEBERGHAN (PAN): A schoolteacher was kidnapped by Taliban insurgents from his house in the northern province of Jawzjan, an official said Monday. Mohammad was seized late on Sunday night on the charge of cooperating with the government in the... read more
SAR-I-PULCITY(PAN): Twenty-one militants, including their commander, jointed the peace process in the northern province of Sar-i-Pul officials said on Monday. The rebel group, led by Ghulam Sakhi, turned in 10 weapons to the authorities on Sunday... read more
SHIBERGHAN (PAN): Seven Taliban fighters, including a senior commander, were killed in a clash with a joint Afghan-international security force in northern Jawzjan province, officials said on Saturday. The Taliban commander, Maulvi Lutfullah, was... read more
SHIBERGHAN (PAN): The Taliban-designated governor for northern Jawzjan province was detained along with three insurgents, while another fighter was killed, the international coalition and officials said on Tuesday. The International Security... read more
SHIBERGHAN (PAN): Police seized 204 kilograms of drugs in the northern province of Jawzjan, officials said on Monday. The opium, placed in 16 bags in a car, was seized during a police patrol in Shurarigh area on the outskirts of Shiberghan, the... read more
SHIBERGHAN (PAN): The Taliban killed a civilian on the charge of spying for the government and foreign forces in northern Jawzjan province, police said on Saturday. The victim identified as Gul Mohammad was shot dead by gunmen riding motorcycles in... read more
SHIBERGHAN (PAN): Gunmen have abducted five engineers, including two Pakistanis, working on a UN funded road project in the northern province of Jawzjan, police said on Friday. The five were traveling in a car on the Sar-i-Pul-Shiberghan highway... read more
SHIBERGHAN (PAN): Unidentified gunmen kidnapped five civilians in Shiberghan, the capital of northern Jawzjan province, an official said on Saturday. The individuals, travelling to northern Faryab province, were kidnapped late on Friday on the... read more
SHIBERGHAN (PAN): Six people, including two police officers and two suspected drug traffickers, were killed in an accident in the northern province of Jawzjan, officials said on Wednesday. The accident took place Tuesday night, when a police... read more
SHIBERGHAN (PAN): About 3,000 families in three villages in northern Jawzjan province have no access to drinking water, residents said on Tuesday. People from Saltuq, Mangjak and Qazal Ayaq villages of Khwaja Dukoh district say they will be forced... read more
SHABARGHAN PRISON (PAN):Asadullah is too busy to even glance upwards as he speaks. As he expertly kneads cookie dough and feeds it into a machine, he says: “I am proud that I can send some money to my family. I make about 4,500 afghanis per... read more
SHIBERGHAN (PAN): Seven villages in northern Jawzjan have been cleared of militants, and villagers have asked for long-term security measures, officials said on Wednesday. They villages in Qush Tepa district were cleared in a joint operation by... read more
SHIBERGHAN (PAN): A local Taliban commander has been detained by intelligence officials in the northern province of Jawzjan, officials said on Friday. Hazrat Lang was detained on Friday while traveling in a car on the Sar-i-Pul-Shiverghan highway,... read more
SHIBERGHAN (PAN): A 16-member insurgent group surrendered to the government in northern Jawzjan province, an official said on Saturday. Led by Mullah Chari, the group joined the peace process as a result of mediation by tribal elders in the Qush... read more
SHIBERGHAN (PAN): Seven Taliban insurgents were killed during a clash with Afghan army and police in the northern province of Jawzjan, an official said on Sunday. The clash erupted on Saturday night when Taliban insurgents attacked Darzabad... read more
SHIBERGHAN (PAN): Taliban fighters entered a house and shot dead two people overnight in Qarqin district of northern Jawzjan province, an official said on Monday. The incident happened Sunday night in Kok village, Ghulam Sakhi, the district chief,... read more
 SHIBERGHAN (PAN): Taliban militants have handed over the bodies of three intelligence operatives and a policeman to tribal elders in the northern province of Jawzjan, an official said on Saturday. The officials recently disappeared in Jawzjan... read more
SHIBERGHAN (PAN): About 3,000 families in six villages in northern Jawzjan province have no access to clean water, the villagers said on Wednesday. Residents of the villages in Khwaja Do Koh district said the department of rehabilitation and... read more
SHIBERGHAN (PAN): Security forces captured two terrorists with suicide vests in Shiberghan, capital of northern Jawzjan province, on Tuesday, a security source said. The men intended to attack governmental installations but were identified in time... read more
SHIBERGHAN (PAN): A gas well, having the capacity to produce 40,000 cubic metres of gas in 24 hours, was inaugurated in northern Jawzjan province, officials said on Monday. Gas would be supplied from the well Khwaja Gogardak area to run a factory... read more
SHIBERGHAN (PAN): Building for a girl school in northern Jawzjan province would be constructed by the Turkish provincial reconstruction team (PRT), the team said in a statement on Tuesday. The Miserabad Village Girl School in the provincial capital... read more
SHIBERGHAN (PAN): Four electricity and water supply projects, benefiting 1,200 families, were executed under the National Solidarity Programme (NSP) in northern Jawzjan province on Sunday, officials said. The projects were implemented in the Qush... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (PAN): Candidates in northern Baghlan and Jawzjan provinces continued campaigning past Wednesday night for Saturdays parliamentary elections despite the election commission's warning of cash fine and disqualification.Afghan TV, a... read more
SHIBERGHAN (PAN): Five Taliban were killed and three others arrested by a joint Afghan and international force during an operation in northern Jawzjan province on Wednesday, an official said.A militant commander Habibullah was among those arrested... read more
SHEBERGHAN (PAN): Militants have torched mobile phone towers in northern Jawzjan province, officials said on Tuesday.The incident took place at around midnight when motorcyclists fired rockets at the towers of two private communication companies,... read more
SHIBARGHAN (PAN): An international-Afghan security force arrested two suspected Taliban insurgents during a joint patrol in the Faizabad district of northern Jawzjan province on Sunday, an official said.The detainees identified as Bismillah and... read more

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