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MAZAR-I-SHARIF (PAN): Law and Shariah faculty students of Balkh University on Saturday took part in a moot court practice to build up their skill as advocates in the capital city of northern Balkh province.Lecturers said the practice was vital to... read more
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (PAN): Most people in northern Balkh province prefer traditional methods for orthopedic problems and their treatment.Tens of self-proclaimed orthopaedicians have set up their makeshift arrangements in the Ghala Mandai locality of... read more
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (PAN): Hezb-i-Islami of Afghanistan (HIA) (registered) head Abdul Hadi Arghandiwal, calling the upcoming presidential election as vital, asked people to widely take part in the ballot.“There should be no internal or external... read more
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (PAN): Officials on Thursday inaugurated a newly established female prison having the capacity to accommodate more than 100 inmates in Mazar-i-Sharif, the capital of northern Balkh province.The facility was established to solve the... read more
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (PAN): A man who allegedly cut off his wife’s tongue has been arrested in the Chahar Bulak district of northern Balkh province, officials said on Wednesday.Crime Investigation Department Director Abdul Razaq Qadiri told reporters the... read more
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (PAN): Provincial head of Counter-Narcotics Department Muhammad Rahim Oghli says welfare project is being promoted to curb narcotics production and use of drugs in northern Balkh province and  To eradicate narcotics, the... read more
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (PAN): More than 120 women, attending a six-month vocational training course in northern Balkh province, on Sunday asked the government to provide them with job opportunities.The course participants in Mazar-i-Sharif, the provincial... read more
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (PAN): Interior Minister Bismillah Mohammadi on Wednesday said the security situation in the north had improved over the past few years, despite weaknesses in the police force.During a visit to northern Balkh province, the... read more
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (PAN): More than 4000 books are being set on display during a week-long book exhibition in Mazar-i-Sharif, capital city of northern Balkh province, an official said.The exhibition was organized by the provincial Information and... read more
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (PAN): An internationally funded 360-bed hospital started operations in Mazar-i-Sharif city, the capital of northern Balkh province on Saturday, officials said.Jointly funded by Germany and Sweden, the construction of the... read more
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (PAN): The women’s affairs department in northern Balkh province on Thursday created a commission to fight violence against females, an official said.Women’s Affairs Minister Hassan Bano Ghazanfar, Governor Atta Mohammad Noor and... read more
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (PAN): A first-ever Pashto library has been inaugurated in capital city of northern Balkh province on Tuesday.Khushal Baba Library, costing around $10,000, has been constructed by Balkh Literacy Movement financially supported by... read more
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (PAN): Aid distribution to about 500 flood-affected families started by the Provincial Disaster Management Authority in Shulgar district of northern Balkh province, an official said.PAJHWOK/Zameer Saar
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (PAN): Prisoners held at the Balkh central jail say they are suffering from scabies, an infectious skin disease, in the northern province, an official says. PAJHWOK/Zameer Saar
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (PAN): The governor of northern Balkh province on Tuesday renewed his opposition to the establishment of the proposed US military bases in Afghanistan.However, a number of provincial councils’ members from several provinces... read more
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (PAN): Amid the increasing number of drug addicts, Balkh rehabilitation centers can provide treatment to only one percent of the nearly 60,000 drugs addicts, the Provincial Counter-Narcotics Department head Abdul Rahim Oghli told... read more
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (PAN): A four-day exhibition of home-made products inaugurated by the Provincial Commerce and Industries’ Department in capital city of northern Balhk province, an official said.The exhibition, having more than 100 stalls, showcased... read more
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (PAN): Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) officials said on Thursday revenue from the export of qaraqul skin (embroidered sheepskin) considerably increased last Afghan year.Last year, 320,000 skins were... read more
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (PAN): Police have rescued a boy from his kidnappers after spending three days in captivity, and arrested three suspects on the charge of kidnapping the 15-year-old in northern Balkh province, a senior official said.PAJHWOK/Zameer Saar
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (PAN): A photo exhibition -- “New Afghanistan through Afghan eyes” -- was held in capital city of northern Balkh province, an official said.The exhibition, consisted of 142 various photos, was organized by the Third Eye... read more
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (PAN): Education minister Mohammad Farooq Wardak laid and foundation stone for a girls’ school in northern Balkh province.The German-funded project, costing nearly $600 thousand, will have the capacity to accommodate 3,000 students,... read more
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (PAN): A Janda Bala (flag-hoisting) ceremony, marking Afghan New Year, was held in the northern province of Balkh.Organised amid stringent security arrangements, the event attracted a large number of Afghans from different... read more
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (PAN): The Swedish-Finnish Provincial Reconstruction Team has been changed into a Transition Support Team (TST) during a ceremony held in Mazar-i-Sharif, the capital city of northern Balkh province, an official has said.A number of... read more
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (PAN): Northern Balkh province governor on Saturday warned the country could once again plunge into a deep political turmoil after foreign troops pullout in 2014 if Afghans did not unite.Governor Atta Mohammad Noor urged all... read more
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (PAN): The border police commander for the northern zone on Tuesday said they needed policewomen to improve the performance of the force.Policewomen were needed to search females at ports, Gen. Abdul Habib Syedkhel told a meeting... read more
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (PAN): More than 1400 solar street lights have been installed in capital city of northern Balkh province, municipality officials said.Each solar light cost id="mce_marker"400.PAJHWOK/Zameer Saar
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (PAN): Thousands of candidates from north and northwestern Afghanistan appeared in an entry test at the Balkh University in Mazar-i-Sharif.Chancellor Prof. Mukamil Alakozai told Pajhwok Afghan News a total of 2,700 students, 45percent... read more
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (PAN): provincial police chief, Brig. Gen. Esmatullah Alizai, said 18 insurgents trying to disrupt the forthcoming Nawroz festivity were busted by secuirty officers in northern Balkh province.PAJHWOK/Zameer Saar
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (PAN): Provincial counter-narcotics head, Abdul Rahim Oghlee, have expresses concern over the increasing number of drug addicts in northern Balkh province on Saturday.“More than 60,000 people are addicted to drugs,” Oghlee said.... read more
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (PAN): Seventy-seven dead bodies, found in various parts of Mazar-i-Sharif, the capital of northern Balkh province, were buried over the past 11 months, officials said on Tuesday.Hunger, cold weather, poverty, personal enmities... read more
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (PAN): Two members of a family died and seven others sustained injuries when the roof of their house collapsed in northern Balkh province, officials said.The roof cave-in took place late on Saturday night in the Badam Bagha area... read more
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (PAN): A survey adopted by north regional office of Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) shows 92 percent of women and 72 percent of men in northern Afghanistan are happy with police attitude, an official said.In... read more
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (PAN): Security officials of northern Balkh province arrested five alleged thieves along with some weapons in capital city of this northern province, an official said.PAJWHOK/Zameer Saar
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (PAN): About 531 schoolteachers, including women, are being imparted a five-day workshop of special training in Science and Mathematics subjects in capital city of northern Balkh province, Ghulam Haider Qanoon, Deputy for Balkh... read more
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (PAN): Heavy snowfall has blocked a road connecting Char Kunt district with capital and prices of firewood went up in northern Balkh province, Abdul Wahid, Char Kunt district chief, told Pajhwok Afghan News.PAJHWOK/Zameer Saar
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (PAN): The security responsibility for northern Balkh province was transferred to Afghan forces on Wednesday as part of the second phase of transition, officials said.A ceremony marking the switch was held at the Governor's House... read more
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (PAN): A 25-year-old woman gave birth to six children at a hospital in northern Balkh province, with doctors saying the mother and children are in good health.A doctor at the Balkh Civil Hospital, Abdul Rauf Farogh, told Pajhwok... read more
BALKH (PAN): Head of Balkh Education Department Mahareen talks a gathering of newly graduated students that completed nine-month literacy studies in northern Balkh province.“More than 50 thousands students will join schools in this province next... read more
BALKH (PAN):  A volleyball championship among nine teams of northern provinces begun at Balkh University Gymnasium, an official said.PAJHWOK/Zameer Saar
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (PAN): Nearly 400 police officers have been graduated after completing six-month training course in northern Balkh province, commander of 303 Pamir Military Corps Gen Baba Jan told media.“Police unit of this military corps is ready to... read more
MAZAR-I-SHARIF, Jan 11, 2012: Officials in northern Balkh province said on Wednesday they had seized weapons and other equipment from a private foreign security company.The weapons confiscated from Guard-Volt Company included, 38 Kalashnikovs,... read more
  MAZAR-I-SHARIF (PAN): A mass grave, containing human bones and skulls, has been discovered in the Dehdadi district of northern Balkh province, an official said on Tuesday.The grave was found on Monday in Arzana desert, where a base of... read more
BALKH, Dec 17, 2011: Representative of northern Balkh province in Wolesi Jirga, Alam Khan Azadi, says the fulfillment of demands of constituents is above the abilities of MPs.“An MP is not the minister of Public Works, an MP is not the minister of... read more
BALKH, Dec 06, 2011: Four people were killed and 20 others wounded in a bomb explosion in northern Balkh province on Tuesday, officials said.Explosives placed in a gas cylinder in Alokozay Square in Mazar-i-Sharif, the provincial capital, went... read more
BALKH, Nov 23, 2011: In total, seventy one sergeants have been graduated after receiving two-month training from 209 Shaheen Military Camp in northern Balkh province.The graduated sergeants will perform duties in nine Northern provinces, officials... read more
BALKH, Nov 23, 2011: Thirty families of Internal Displaced People (IDP) living in their temporary settlement asked government for winter supplies to deal with extreme cold-weather conditions in northern Balkh province.PAJHWOK/ Zameer Saar
BALKH, Nov 18, 2011: A number of Balkh University students marked World Student Day by exhibiting their one-year achievements in northern Balkh province.A number of top students of this university received certificates during this occasion, an... read more
BALKH, Nov 17, 2011: Some residents of the northern Balkh province accuse their MPs of failing to keep their promises.Dr Sayad Abdul Hameed, resident of Mazar-i-Sharfi City, told Pajhwok Afghan News their MPs have done nothing for the past seven... read more
BALKH, Oct 30, 2011: In total, 10 armed Taliban on Sunday joined peace process in Salarzai village of Char Bulak district in northern Balkh province, Haji Akhtar Muhammad Ibrahimkhail, Head of Balkh Peace High Council, told media.PAJHWOK/... read more
BALKH, Oct 19, 2011: The Disarmament of Illegal Armed Groups (DIAG) programme has been on the wrong track in the north due to a lack of cooperation from gunmen, an official said on Wednesday.Thousands of illegal arms had been surrendered, but... read more
BALKH, Oct 17, 2011: A 90-member insurgent group joined the peace process in the Charbulak district of northern Balkh province, an official said on Tuesday. Led by Commander Nangyalay, the rebels also surrendered 60 weapons, the Balkh... read more
BALKH, Oct 15, 2011: A number of teachers attend a test of the Priority Reconstruction Reforms (PRR) organized by the Ministry of Education aimed at increasing the salaries of servants in northern Balkh province.More than 3000 teachers attended the... read more
BALKH, Oct 09, 2011: Dr. Hans Peter Freidrich, German Home Minister, during the inauguration ceremony of a police academy said that security transition from foreign troops to Afghan security forces should execute by 2014 in northern Balkh province... read more
BALKH, Oct 06, 2011: Thousands of Mazar-i-Sharif residents on Thursday staged a protest demonstration chanting slogan against Pakistan and its spy agency ISI in northern Balkh province.Protesters called Pakistan against peace.PAJHWOK/ Zameer Saar
BALKH, Oct 1, 2011: More than 3000 newly graduated school students and government employees appeared in maiden varsity entry test for night shifts in northern Balkh province, a university official said.Pajhwok/ Zameer Saar
BALKH, Oct 01, 2011: A seven-year old child, who was kidnapped from the outskirts of Mazar-i-Sharif City, has been released by security officials in northern Balkh province.A five-member kidnapping group including two women was also detained by... read more
BALKH, Sept 27, 2011: Commander of ISAF forces in northern zone Knicp said that security gradually gets improve in Northern provinces of Afghanistan during a press conference in Balkh province on Tuesday.“The roadside bombings of insurgents are... read more
BALKH, Sept 22, 2011: Two civilians have been killed during a clash between Afghan Local Police (ALP) in Nahr Shahi district of northern Balkh province on Thursday, a security official told Pajhwok Afghan News.PAJHWOK/ Zameer Saar
BALKH, Sept 22, 2011: A number of Herat University students stood a protest demonstration condemning the assassination of Prof. Burhannuddin Rabani, Chairman of High Peace Council, who was killed and three members of his panel were wounded... read more
BALKH, Sept 22, 2011: A number of Balkh University students stood a protest demonstration condemning the assassination of Prof. Burhannuddin Rabani, Chairman of High Peace Council, who was killed along with three members of the council in... read more
BALKH, Sept 17, 2011: Institute of Afghanistan Civil Services on Saturday begun capacity-building series to train 120 government employees of finance and logistic departments in northern Balkh province, an official said.The government employees from... read more
BALKH, Sept 15, 2011: A number of journalists of northern zone on Thursday attended a one-day workshop discussing solutions to the current problems of journalists in northern Balkh province.The workshop was held by Afghanistan Media Coordination... read more
BALKH, Sept 14, 2011: At least two people died and 10 others sustained injuries when a gas cylinder exploded in northern Balkh province on Wednesday.The blast in the second district of Mazar-i-Sharif occurred at an under-reconstruction house,... read more
BALKH, Sept 10, 2011: Seven people, including four women, were killed and five others wounded in a roadside accident on the Balkh-Jawzjan highway, officials said on Saturday.The head-on collision occurred in Khanabad village when a Mazar-i-... read more
BALKH, Sept 10, 2011:  The 10th death anniversary of Afghan national hero Ahmad Shah Massoud was marked on Friday with laying of floral wreaths on his grave and a monument in the capital of northern Balkh province. Former jihadi commanders... read more
BALKH, Sept 08, 2011: Though female prisoners suffer lack of space, they are happy with learning and profession facilities provided by officials of Balkh Female Jail in northern Balkh province.In total, 53 female prisoners along with their 17... read more
BALKH, Sept 05, 2011: Members of Women Council of north and northeastern during a gathering stressed on women’s participation in second international Bonn Conference on Monday.“Women must gain 25percent of participation in Bonn Conference that will... read more
BALKH, August 23, 2011: Intelligence forces arrested four kidnapers and two killers during separate operations in northern Balkh province , an official said on Monday.The kidnappers were arrested in Khalam district after they abducted a local... read more
BALKH, August 22, 2011: In total, sixty one border police have completed their four and half-month professional training by German trainers in Marmal Military Camp in Mazar-i-Sharif, the provincial capital of the northern province of Balkh, an... read more
BALKH, August 21, 2011: Balkh National Director of Security (NDS) officials claimed in a statement to have captured Gulab, an alleged attempted bomber, with a suicide vest and four Taliban fighters in northern Balkh province on Saturday. PAJHWOK/... read more
BALKH, August 18, 2011: A number of residents of Chamtal, Char Boluk, Balkh and Dawlat Abad districts are being concerned of the slow process of reconstruction in northern Balkh province. The roads of Balkh districts have still remained unpaved,... read more
BALKH, August 11, 2011: Residents of the northern province of Balkh say the prices of basic items have gone up in the holy month of Ramadan. Meanwhile, officials in the Balkh municipality claimed that they had encouraged retailers necessary items at... read more
BALKH, August 10, 2011: Muhammad Din, a farmer in the Palas Posh village of Balkh district, says the money he earns from his watermelon crop will barely cover costs this season. He said that watermelons had neither a robust local market or an... read more
BALKH, August 08, 2011: Deputy Police chief, Maj. Gen. Abdur Rauf Taj, said they had seized the weapons, including Kalashnikovs, pistols and rockets, in a string of operations that also led to the arrest of 28 criminals. Despite a recent... read more
BALKH, August 04, 2011: Shahzada Burhani, a resident of the Plas Poush village of Balkh district, is worried about the shortage of water for irrigation in northern Balkh province. Burhani said that digging a well or purchasing a water pump would... read more
BALKH, August 01, 2011: Two youths have been killed by unknown gunmen in northern Balkh province, residents say. The relatives asked government to probe the incident soon. PAJHWOK/ Zameer Saar
BALKH, July 28, 2011: Mohammad Yunus Muqeem, Head of Balkh Municipality, inaugurates the Afghan-Turkish Park in a ribbon-cutting ceremony in the northern province of Balkh on Thursday. The park was constructed with the cost of $5 million, Muqeem... read more
BALKH, July 20, 2011: Five civilians were killed and 15 others injured in a bomb explosion in northern Balkh province on Wednesday, officials said. Explosives planted on a bicycle were detonated around noon in the Dash-i-Shor area on the outskirts... read more
BALKH, July 20, 2011: A number of women in northern Balkh province learn sewing with the financial support of Swedish Afghan Committee (SAC). Women had asked the government to provide facilities for them. PAJWHOK/ Zameer Saar
BALKH, July 16, 2011: A number of government officials, tribal elders and youths take part in Ahmad Wali Karzai’s Fatiha ceremony in northern Balkh province on Saturday. They strongly condemned the assassination of Wali Karzai and paid their... read more
BALKH, July 14, 2011: Qari Ghulam Qadir, resident of northern Balkh province, regularly recites the Quran and Islamic Nasheeds at full volume on the streets to feed his family. He earns about 250 afghanis daily from cassette sales. PAJHWOK/... read more
BALKH, July 13, 2011: A number of blind and deaf people are being taught basic skills in Balkh province. The center that provides those services, which is funded by the Germans, has numerous branches in other districts of the province, said... read more
BALKH, July 09, 2011: In total, 1407 soldiers completed eight-week professional training at 209 Shaheen corps of northern zone in northern Balkh province, said Commander of 209 Shaheen Corps, Zalmai Wessa, to media on Friday. PAJHWOK/ Zameer Saar... read more
BALKH, July 06, 2011: Deputy for Border and Tribal Affairs Mohammad Yaqub Ahmadzai and other government officials took part in a gathering to support Peace High Council in northern Balkh province on Wednesday, an official said. PAJHWOK/ Zameer... read more
BALKH, July 05, 2011: A number of youths, including girls, begin translating forty different books in northern Balkh province. The translation project is aimed at improving Pashto literacy, an official said. PAJHWOK/ Zameer Saar
BALKH, July 02, 2011: A newly constructed dormitory for the Teacher Training College (TTC) is inaugurated during an opening ceremony in northern Balkh province on Saturday. The German-funded dormitory cost €2 million and will accommodate 600... read more
BALKH, June 19, 2011: 40 youths received certificates from the Balkh Literacy Movement after completing training the course Improving Pashto Writing Skills in northern Balkh province, an official said. PAJHWOK/ Zameer Saar
BALKH, June 13, 2011: Minister of Mines Waheedullah Sharani, US Ambassador to Afghanistan W. Karl Eikenberry, and the head of United States Agency for International Development (USAID) promise $65 million for power factories in the province. The... read more
BALKH, June 13, 2011: Teachers from Badakhshan, Balkh, Sar-i-Pul, Takhar and northern Kunuz province participate in a three-day psychology workshop organized by the Afghanistan Psychology Union in northern Balkh province on Monday. PAJHWOK/ Zameer... read more
BALKH, May 31, 2011: A number of youths are increasingly becoming involved in gambling in northern Balkh province. The famous gambling known as (Karri) is common in the province. A participant has to throw a plastic band toward currency notes... read more
BALKH, May 29, 2011: Students of Balkh University announced one-day mourn on the death of Brig. Gen Daud Daud in northern Balkh province on Sunday. They called his death an irreparable loss for the nation. PAJHWOK/ Zameer Saar
BALKH, May 28, 2011: Workers in Urea and power production factories claimed that they will increase their urea and power productions according the international standards in northern Balkh province. PAJHWOK/ Zameer Saar
BALKH, May 17, 2011: A NATO-led foreign soldier was killed and five others were wounded in a traffic accident in northern Balkh province on Monday, the alliance said. The accident happened near Mazar-i-Sharif, the provincial capital in the... read more
BALKH, May 17, 2011: Brig. Gen. Esmatullah Alizai, Chief of police for northern Balkh province, said during a press conference that two abductors who planned to kill a taxi driver and then run away in the taxi have been detained in northern Balkh... read more
[Video:http://blip.tv/file/5089712]   BALKH, April 30, 2011: In total, 1374 soldiers of 209 Shaheen corps have been graduated after completing eleven-week professional training in northern Balkh province on Saturday, said Commander for... read more
[Video:http://blip.tv/file/5089406]   BALKH, April 30, 2011: Officials of Gorimaar industrial park say they had fixed ten generators which produce ten megawatts electricity, though the park gravely faces lack of energy in northern Balkh... read more
[Video:http://blip.tv/file/5069483] BALKH, 26, 2011: Members of public committees along with Afghan security officials took part in a gathering for security concerns in northern Balkh province on Tuesday. The public committees were established by... read more
[Video:http://blip.tv/file/5061271]   BALKH, April 23, 2011: Muhammad Qurban Haqjo, Head of Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI), said that neighborhood countries are being found as huge obstacles for the economic development... read more
[Video:http://blip.tv/file/5061147]   BALKH, 24, 2011: “Lets study”, one-day educational seminar held in Mazar-i-Sharif, provincial capital of northern Balkh province on Saturday. A number of tribal elders, teachers, students and... read more
[Video:http://blip.tv/file/5040515]   BALKH, April 18, 2011: Construction works on hospital will be executed within four months in northern Balkh province, said Dr. Mirwais Rabee, Head of Balkh Public-Health department. Rudiger Konig, German... read more
[Video:http://blip.tv/file/5031722]   BALKH, April 16, 2011: New women business market has been inaugurated by Fariba Majeed, head of Balkh Women Affairs, built and funded by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and The United States... read more
[Video:http://blip.tv/file/5017659]   MAZAR-I-SHARIF, April 14, 2011: Landslides that continued to hit a mountainous village in the Marmal district of northern Balkh province over the past eight days have finally stopped, the villagers said... read more
[Video:http://blip.tv/file/5008583]   BALKH, April.12, 2011: Most of the people from far away areas carry wheat to Ayub Khan Water flour mill in Ghundan village of northern Balkh province. People prefer water flour mills rather than using... read more
[Video:http://blip.tv/file/4999585]   BALKH, Apr 10, 2011: Traditional wrestling commences after Nawroz (New Year) and being prolonged for forty days in northern Balkh province. Numerous people from other provinces also participate in this... read more
[Video:http://blip.tv/file/4978170]   BALKH, Apr 5, 2011: Although a number of drivers and pedestrians do not take care of traffic signals, but most of people acquainted with traffic rules in here, said Balk traffic officials. Most of the... read more
[Video:http://blip.tv/file/4969032]   BALKH, Apr 3, 2011: On Friday, hundreds of people in Mazar-i-Sharif, the provincial capital, set the UNAMA office on fire during a protest against the burning of a holy Quran by a U.S. church pastor.... read more
[Video:http://blip.tv/file/4968715]   BALKH, Apr 2, 2011: Seven foreign workers with the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) were killed in the northern province of Balkh, said a United Nations spokesperson. On Friday,... read more
[Video:http://blip.tv/file/4956757]   BALKH, Mar 30, 2011: Nearly 4,897 tons of rice to the cost of $5 million was donated by Kazakhstan on Wednesday. The donation will be supplied to the capital and then will be distributed among the... read more
[Video:http://blip.tv/file/4952898]   BALKH, Mar 30, 2011: German Development Minister, Dirk Niebel in Afghanistan, along with Atta Muhammad Noor, Governor for northern Balkh province, during a joint conference said that nearly 3 million... read more
[Video:http://blip.tv/file/4947084]   BALKH, Mar 28, 2011: A number of culturist youths and elders from Kabul, Nangarhar, and southern Ghazni province have taken part in the Baukhdi-Tarane poetry session being held in Mazar-i-Sharif. PAJHWOK... read more
[Video:http://blip.tv/file/4942643]   BALKH, Mar 26, 2011: Marjan, a resident of eastern Laghman province, earned more money during the New Year’s celebrations than the rest of the year by selling rings on the roadside in northern Balkh... read more
[Video:http://blip.tv/file/4935417] BALKH, Mar 25, 2011: A number of poets and poetry lovers from Kabul, Laghman, and western Herat provinces attended Mushaira (poetic session) in Mazar-i-Sharif, the provincial capital of northern Balkh province.... read more
[Video:http://blip.tv/file/4922299] KABUL, Mar 21, 2011: The traditional Janda Bala, flag-raising, took place in northern Balkh province on Monday, a ceremony that traditionally marks the start of the new Afghan year. Second Vice President... read more
[Video:http://blip.tv/file/4908990] BALKH, Mar 20, 2011: On the occasion of New Year’s celebrations, vehicular traffic is forbidden surrounding the Mazar-i-Sharif’s shrine in northern Balkh province. PAJHWOK/ Zameer Saar
[Video:http://blip.tv/file/4908299]   BALKH, Mar 19, 2011: Eight new monuments were erected around the Mazar-i-Sharif shrine in an effort to beautify the city in northern Balkh province. The new monuments were built for the occasion of New... read more
[Video:http://blip.tv/file/4897199] BALKH, Mar 16, 2011: The construction works on three roads have been launched in Mazar-i-Sharif, provincial capital of northern Balkh province on Wednesday. PAJWHOK/ Zameer Saar
[Video:http://blip.tv/file/4886685]   BALKH, Mar 14, 2011: The security efforts will be adopted with 5,000 alerted police ahead of the New Year celebrations beginning on March 21 in northern Balkh province, said Gen. Daud Daud, Commander for... read more
[Video:http://blip.tv/file/4881695] BALKH, Mar 13, 2011: Three-day anti-polio vaccination drive has been launched in northern Balkh province on Sunday. Health workers seek underage children to deliver them polio drops around the city. PAJHWOK/... read more
[Video:http://blip.tv/file/4861407] BALKH, Mar 8, 2011: A number of women including the activists of Human Rights, members of civil society and female officials participated in International Woman Day in northern Balkh province on Tuesday. In... read more
[Video:http://blip.tv/file/4857234]   BALKH, Mar 7, 2011: The women from Balkh and other various provinces have been displaying their handicrafts for sale in a three-day handicraft exhibition holding in northern Kandahar province. PAJHWOK/... read more
  [video:http://blip.tv/file/4832387] BALKH, Mar 1, 2011: Around 2,000 young people attended the university entrance test in northern Balkh province, an official said. PAJHWOK/Zameer Saar.
[Video:http://blip.tv/file/4827410] BALKH, Feb 28, 2011: The municipality of Mazar-i-Sharif will function computerized in near future in northern Balkh province. The officials of municipality will receive computer training, said an official.... read more
[Video:http://blip.tv/file/4815948] BALKH, Feb 25, 2011: A number of high ranking and military officials took part in the transfer ceremony of ISAF commander in northern Balkh province. Major Gen. Markus Kneip elected as new commander for ISAF in... read more
[Video:http://blip.tv/file/4807506] SAMANGAN, Feb 24, 2011: Farmers are being optimistic as most of hill sides grow with various plants in northern Samangan province. PAJHWOK/ Zameer Saar
[Video:http://blip.tv/file/4802589] SAMANGAN, Feb 23, 2011: The dambura, a musical instrument, is beautifully made in northern Samangan province. There are many dambura shops in Aybuk, the provincial capital of Samangan. Abdul Ahad, plays... read more
[Video:http://blip.tv/file/4797800] BALKH, 22, 2011: The price of Karakul fabric is rapidly rising in northern Balkh province this year, shepherds say. They also are asking the government to provide livestock facilities for them. PAJHWOK/ Zameer... read more
[Video:http://blip.tv/file/4797801] BALKH, Feb 22, 2011: Tree sellers expect crowded market this year in northern Balkh province. Most of the people grew more harvests there and people rush to purchase new plants. There are various types of... read more
[Video:http://blip.tv/file/4789436] SAMANGAR, Feb 20, 2011: Sofi Abdul Razaq, 71, is somewhat of a local celebrity in Afghanistan’s northern Samangan province. He’s not an entertainer, neither is he a mass leader.He’s famous because he eats... read more
[Video:http://blip.tv/file/4786236] BALKH, Feb 19, 2011: Numbers of vendors complained of the misbehavior of officials in northern Balkh province.The officials take money from us for no reason, vendors said. PAJHWOK/ Zameer Saar 
[Video:http://blip.tv/file/4778027] BALKH, Feb 17, 2011: Most of the people charge their mobile batteries in different places in northern Balkh province.Our phones work for three hours and then they get off, they said. There is not an appropriate... read more
[Video:http://blip.tv/file/4773589] BALKH, Feb 16, 2011: Police second unit educational center inaugurated in Mazar-i-Sharif, provincial capital of northern Balkh province. This center was built by chief police headquarter to train police, said... read more
[Video:http://blip.tv/file/4773565] BALKH, Feb 16, 2011: Security officials of Northern zone said that around 750 armed insurgents have joined the peace process this year. Unless the government ensures the problems, they will possibly back Taliban... read more
[Video:http://blip.tv/file/4758687] BALKH, Feb 13, 2011: A number of cobblers used to work in Mazar-i-Sharif, near Balkh gate. Now they are dislodged from their work by officials daily, the cobblers said. If the government builds a shoe... read more
[Video:http://blip.tv/file/4742371] BALKH, Feb 09, 2011: Fruit vendors are being dislodged from roadside stands by the municipality in northern Balkh province. Municipality officials do not facilitate a proper market for our fruits, said Hussain... read more
[Video:http://blip.tv/file/4737557] BALKH, Feb 08, 2011: Nearly thirty tribal elders have been mysteriously killed by unknown armed insurgents in northern Balkh province over the last three years. The cases of mysterious killing tribal elders are... read more
[Video:http://blip.tv/file/4712741] BALKH, Feb 2, 2011: Afghan and ISAF forces discussed the security status of the north during a joint press conference in northern Balkh province on Tuesday. They also talked about the enhancement of the Afghan... read more
[Video:http://blip.tv/file/4707890]   BALKH, Feb 1, 2011: Tamana, eight, begs outside the shrine to support her disable father. There are many children who do various works to support their families, even some of them are compelled to beg in... read more
[Video:http://blip.tv/file/4703260]   BALKH, Jan 31, 2011: Nearly 1800 female drug addicts have been returned to their normal lives by the Local Services Association over the last few years in northern Balkh province. The main cause of... read more
[Video:http://blip.tv/file/4699605] BALKH, Jan 29, 2011: Farmers from Kushak Abdul village stated that the government does not engage in the agricultural sector here. The Government has not distributed any kind of seeds, urea fertilizer or... read more
[Video:http://blip.tv/file/4688697] BALKH, Jan 26, 2011: Women remove garbage as part of a cleanliness campaign initiated by a social services organization to keep the environment clean in the capital of northern Balkh province. PAJHWOK/ Zameer... read more
[Video:http://blip.tv/file/4679541] BALKH, Jan 25, 2011: Farmers stated that their carrots have had a reasonable market this year in northern Balkh province. However, the government did not support them in building water dams and in other... read more
[Video:http://blip.tv/file/4666642] BALKH, Jan 22, 2011: Nearly 5000 square meters surrounding the area of a Mazar-i-Sharif shrine will be covered by marble to the cost $450,000 by American troops in northern Balkh province. The reconstruction... read more
[Video:http://blip.tv/file/4650699] BALKH, Jan 18, 2011: A conference was held to discuss the upcoming Omid 2011 military operation in Mazar-i-Sharif, the provincial capital of northern Balkh province on Tuesday. The operation has not only a... read more
[Video:http://blip.tv/file/4638637] BALKH, Jan 16, 2011: Nearly eight thousand students from concerning schools took the university entrance test in northern Balkh province on Sunday. Forty percent of the students were girls. Balkh University has... read more
[Video:http://blip.tv/file/4638616] BALKH, Jan 16, 2011: A four-month Pashto writing workshop has been launched in Mazar-i- Sharif, provincial capital of northern Balkh province on Sunday. Supported by Quetta institute, over forty participants... read more
[Video:http://blip.tv/file/4635477] BALKH, Jan 15. 2011: While farmers are happy with the snowfall, daily wagers face difficulties finding winter work in northern Balkh province. Hundreds of daily wagers are concerned as they can’t get work... read more
[Video:http://blip.tv/file/4622748] BALKH, Jan 11, 2011: Numbers of Pashtoon take part in a massive gathering, condemned division of Afghanistan and grabbed land in northern Balkh province on Tuesday. Members of Wolesi Jirga from northern Kunduz... read more
[Video:http://blip.tv/file/4617758] BALKH, Jan 11, 2011: Nearly 950 displaced families received winter assistance in northern Balkh province on Tuesday. Abdul Sabor Qadiri, head of Balkh Refugee Affairs said that the assistance provisioned by... read more
[Video:http://blip.tv/file/4598634] BALKH, Jan 6, 2011: Asif Khairkhwa, head of Balkh Red Cross said that as weather is extremely cold, they have been collected around 50 drug addicts including unconscious and people from destitute families near... read more
[Video:http://blip.tv/file/4594075] NANGARHAR, Jan 5, 2011: A clash in eastern Laghman and a traffic accident in eastern Nangarhar province left 14 casualties on Wednesday. A corolla car and police ranger crashed in circular road of Jalalabad,... read more
[Video:http://blip.tv/file/4593998] BALKH, Jan 4, 2011: 303 Pamir corps graduated 212 sergeants after four months professional training in its sixth round in northern Balkh province on Tuesday. These police were recruited from nine Northern... read more
[Video:http://blip.tv/file/4589374]   BALKH, Jan 3, 2011: Security officials are preparing for imminent operation in north. The operation will cover nine unsecure provinces within 12-18 months in north, said Lieutenant Gen. Sher Muhammad... read more
[Video:http://blip.tv/file/4579761] BALKH, Dec 30, 2010: A man detained with seven artillery shells and two grenades in northern Balkh province on Thursday. Lal Muhammad Ahmadzai, spokesman for 303 Pamir zone, said that the detainee has been... read more
[Video:http://blip.tv/file/4573613]   BALKH, Dec 29, 2010: Hundreds of Pashtoon elders take part in a gathering in Mazar-i-Sharif, provincial capital of northern Balkh province, on Wednesday. PAJHWOK/ Zameer Saar.
[Video:http://blip.tv/file/4562020] BALKH, Dec 26, 2010: Hundreds of tribal elders, members of provincial assembly and Scholars of Chaar Bulak, Chamtal, Dawlat Abad during a gathering complain against ongoing operation in northern Balkh province on... read more
[Video:http://blip.tv/file/4558525] BALKH, Dec 25, 2010: Traffic signals have stabled in Mazar-i-Sharif, provincial capital of northern Balkh province on Saturday. Drivers seem delight with signals in the city. These signals can reduce traffic... read more
[Video:http://blip.tv/file/4544762] BALKH, Dec 22, 2010: Union and Reform Council inaugurated in the presence of hundreds tribal elders in northern Balkh province on Tuesday. The council is aimed to reduce the gap between government and nation,... read more
[Video:http://blip.tv/file/4540250]   BALKH, Dec 20, 2010: A 303 passenger bus turned turtle, leaving two passengers killed and 23 wounded in northern Balkh province on Sunday. The passengers were going to a wedding party from Dawlat Abad... read more
[Video:http://blip.tv/file/4530815] BALKH, Dec 16, 2010: Shiite people took part in a ceremony to commemorate the 10th of Muharam, the first month of new Islamic year in northern Balkh province on Thursday. PAJHWOK/ Zameer Saar.
[Video:http://blip.tv/file/4513230] BALKH, Dec 14, 2010: ;Interior minister, Bismillah Muhammad, Ata Muhammad Noor, Governor for northern Balk province, commander of Shaheen military corps, commander of 303 Pamir corps, Gen. Daud Daud and members... read more
[Video:http://blip.tv/file/4508842] BALKH, Dec 14, 2010: The residents of the area seem tense about the safe guard of the Mosque in northern Balkh province. The reconstruction team delay the reconstruction works of it, though government... read more
[Video:http://blip.tv/file/4503337] BALKH, Dec 13, 2010: Prices of cotton astonishingly get 70 percent high in northern Balkh province. Farmers seem satisfy with the current rates of cotton and ask government to adjust reasonable markets for... read more
[Video:http://blip.tv/file/4500195] BALKH, Dec 12, 2010: Nine governors for Northern provinces, Zalmai Wesa, commander of 209 Shaheen corps, Gen Daud Daud, commander of 303 Maiwand corps and Fritz, ISAF commander for northern region discussed the... read more
[Video:http://blip.tv/file/4486663] BALKH, Dec 8, 2010: Engineering department inaugurates in Shaheen 209 corps costing 4.7 million Euro in northern Balk province on Wednesday. This is the second engineering department for the troops in the... read more
[Video:http://blip.tv/file/4482523] BALKH, Dec 7, 2010: Police ;of northern Balkh headquarter launched the process of clearing tented mirrors of cars.Shir Jan Durrani, Spokesman for the chief police of northern Balkh province, said to Pajhwok that... read more
[Video:http://blip.tv/file/4469370] BALKH, Dec 4, 2010: Nearly twenty one offensive groups are placed in northern Balkh province committing suicide attacks on governmental and private sectors being financed by Pakistani intelligence, said security... read more
[Video:http://blip.tv/file/4465851] BALKH, Nov 2, 2010: More than 1400 Afghan National Army (ANA) recruits completed their basic training in northern Balkh province, a senior official said on Thursday. The soldiers were trained for 75 days by... read more
[Video:http://blip.tv/file/4452082] [Video:http://blip.tv/file/4452082] BALKH, Nov 30, 2010: The construction works of Shaheen 209 military corps’ medical clinic, as costing 1.4 million USD, finished in Mazar-i-Sharif, provincial capital of... read more
[Video:http://blip.tv/file/4442335]   BALKH, Nov 29, 2010: The ancient Buzkashi sport underway in northern Balkh province. Competition is typically fierce, as other players may use any force short of tripping the horse in order to thwart... read more
[Video:http://blip.tv/file/4435725] BALKH, Nov 25, 2010: Anwar-ul-Haq Ahadi, minister of Business and Handicraft, inaugurates new building for Balkh business and handicraft department, costing over two lacks USD in northern Balkh province. Anwar-... read more
[Video:http://blip.tv/file/4428168] BALKH, Nov 24, 2010: Nearly 8% people are being infected by diabetes in Afghanistan, said Muhammad Humayon Azimi, head of Balkh Diabetes Control Center, to Pajhwok. Lack of insulin hormone or blood diabetes... read more
[Video:http://blip.tv/file/4414152]   BALKH, Nov 22, 2010: Muay Thai sports performances held in Amiri park of Mazar-i-Sharif, provincial capital of northern Balkh province. These performances underway by Afghanistan Youths Union Council and... read more
[Video:http://blip.tv/file/4379224] BALKH, Nov 11, 2010: Two thousand students including teachers participated in first Youths Day celebration in Balkh University. This Celebration was held to Encourage Students according to their initiation and... read more
[Video:http://blip.tv/file/4367729] BALKH, Nov 11, 2010: People gathered in Maal Bazar in order to buy animals for Eid-Ul-Adha in Mazar-i-Sharif, provincial capital of Kabul. PAJHWOK/ Zameer Saar.
[Video:http://blip.tv/file/4358142]   BALKH, Nov 9, 2010: Over five hundred tons of garbage produce in Mazar-i-Sharif, provincial capital of northern Balkh province daily. Balkh municipality takes out three hundred tons garbage out of the... read more
[Video:http://blip.tv/file/4357503]   BALKH, Nov 8, 2010: Anti-Polio drive has launched in Mazar-i-Sharif’s Shrine. Polio workers search children, who are under five-years around the city. They provision Vit- A and give polio drops to... read more
[Video:http://blip.tv/file/4352479]   BALKH, Nov 7, 2010: Members of provincial council including governors of twelve north-west provinces participated in Regional Development Conference in Mazar-i-Sharif, provincial capital of northern Balkh... read more
[Video:http://blip.tv/file/4348976]   BALKH, Nov 6, 2010: Abdul Qodus Naiman Hamidi, Minister of Public Works, visited the newly constructed Mazar-Hairatan railway track today here in provincial capital of Balkh.The aim of this trip is to... read more
[Video:http://blip.tv/file/4336394] Over thousands of Balkh university students have participated in blood donation program which is started in thirteen different provinces by Youths’ Peace Council.The aim of this program is to ensure peace,... read more
[Video:http://blip.tv/file/4330768]   BALKH, Nov 2, 2010: Number of Kundoz pilgrims complain of Hajj and Awqaf chairmanship in provincial capital of Balkh province. They have waiting for their flights since one week. they are... read more
[video:http://blip.tv/file/4326149] BALKH, 1 Nov, 2010 (PAN): Deputies of villages’ councils and some workers of Balkh head offices participated in this workshop.   They talked about the essential problems of women. This is the first... read more
[Video:http://blip.tv/file/4321639]     BALKH, Nov 1, 2010 (PAN): Mazar Sharif municipality intends to adopt one-year scheme for cleaning the city. This scheme includes public awareness, collecting garbage, adapting a huge area for... read more
[Video:http://blip.tv/file/4318265]     MAZAR, 31 Oct, 2010 (PAN): During picnic, number of people feed pigeons in Sakhi (Hazrat Ali) shrine in Mazar Sharif. They consider as gaining rewards for feeding pigeons. Ahmad Zia with... read more
[video:http://blip.tv/file/4315081]     MAZAR,26,Oct,2010(PAN): After taking sixteen weeks course, 313 police are graduated as sergeants in Maarmul camp of Mazar Sharif. 
[video:http://blip.tv/file/4296655]     MAZAR,26,Oct,2010 (PAN): All these cars are donated by US to Afghan government in Balkh governor house.PAJHWOK/Zameer Saar
[video:http://blip.tv/file/4291615]   MAZAR,25,Oct,2010: Smiths make various items from expired irons in Mazar. Hundreds of smiths work in smiths Workshop Street next to Manddawe in Mazar Sharif. PAJHWOK/Zameer Saar
[video:http://blip.tv/file/4244830]     BALKH,14,Oct,2010(PAN) The disables day was celebrated in Mazar where almost two hundred disables participated.PAJHWOK/Zameer Saar
[video:http://blip.tv/file/4244737]   BALKH,14,Oct,2010(PAN) A round table discussion was held by UN head of Human Rights and Balkh`s Human rights commission.PAJHWOK/Zameer Saar
[video:http://blip.tv/file/4239394]     BALKH,Oct,13,2010(PAN) People in Mazar city are happy with existence of Zaranj Motorbike because it is a cheap means of transportation, but it creates problems for Traffic ... read more
[video:http://blip.tv/file/4230165] BALK,Oct,10,2010(PAN) The Silk Road reopened in North of Afghanistan.PAJHWOK/Zameer Saar
[video:http://blip.tv/file/4230116] BALKH,Oct,10,2010(PAN) About sixteen Cricket team across the Balkh province has started a tournament to chose the best players for national team in this province.PAJHWOK/Zameer Saar
  [video:http://blip.tv/file/4230061] BALKH,Oct-03-2010(PAN) People beat nail in Tree in Jawanmard Qasasb shrine to get rid of toothache.PAJHWOK/Zameer Saar
[video:http://blip.tv/file/4215199]   NIMROZ,2010-10-06(PAN) Up to 19 tonnes of explosives devices seized by Police southwestern province of Nimroz.PAJHWOK/Ramin
[video:http://blip.tv/file/4215199]   NIMROZ,2010-10-06(PAN) Up to 19 tonnes of explosives devices seized by Police southwestern province of Nimroz.PAJHWOK/Ramin
[video:http://blip.tv/file/4194134]   BALKH, Sept. 30, 2010(PAN): Hundred women were trained by Rabia handicraft company funded by USAID. PAJHWOK/Zameer Saar
[video:http://blip.tv/file/4165005] BALKH, Sept. 24, 2010(PAN): A suicide bomber, targeting a convoy of foreign troops, killed an Afghan child and wounded 29 civilians in the northern province of Balkh on Friday. PAJHWOK/Zameer Saar

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