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    Helmandis stress need for reforms

    LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Residents of southern Helmand province have urged the unity government to bury past differences and strive for change and reforms.


    Power deal may prove problematic: Activists

    LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Civil society activists in southern Helmand province on Sunday feared the long-awaited power-sharing deal between the two presidential candidates might prove problematic in future.

    Security and Crime

    New counter-terror strategy employed in Sangin

    LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): A new counter-terrorism strategy has been employed in the ongoing operation in the Sangin district of southern Helmand province, officials said on Thursday.

    Security and Crime

    Girl among 21 killed in Wardak, Helmand

    MAIDAN SHAHR (Pajhwok): A young woman was among 21 people killed during separate incidents in Maidan Wardak and Helmand provinces, officials said on Wednesday.

    Security and Crime

    Sangin police posts retaken from Taliban

    LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Security forces recaptured posts from Taliban insurgents during an overnight operation near the headquarters of the Sangin district of southern Helmand province, an official said on Monday.

    Security and Crime

    Correctional centre helps curb juvenile crime

    LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): The Child Correctional Centre is yielding promising results in bringing down the juvenile crime graph in southern Helmand province, Justice Department claimed on Saturday.

    Business & Economics

    Minister hints at cut in Internet costs

    LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Telecommunications and Information Technology Minister Amirzai Sangin on Sunday said the expanding telecom coverage would help bring down the internet costs.

    Security and Crime

    81 rebels, 7 security men dead in Helmand clashes

    LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): As many as 81 insurgents were eliminated and their 35 hideouts destroyed during a clearing operation in southern Helmand province, an official said on Wednesday.

    Security and Crime

    Massive attack on Musa Qala HQ repulsed

    LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Security forces repulsed a massive overnight attack by Taliban militants on the headquarters of Musa Kala district of southern Helmand province, an official said on Monday.


    120 Helmand schools to reopen in 2 weeks

    LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Closed due to insecurity, about 120 schools are being reopened in various parts of southern Helmand province next academic year beginning two weeks later, the education director said on Sunday.