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    ERC prepared for winter relief

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Emergency Response Committee (ERC) on Wednesday said it was fully prepared to deal with possible disasters in the winter, but some lawmakers expressed their reservations.


    2 Farah roads reopen after years of closure

    FARAH CITY (Pajhwok): Following hectic efforts by provincial council members, two roads, which were blocked for years, had been reopened for pedestrians and vehicles in Farah City.

    Reconstruction,SocialNo details available

    Kohi Safi schools without buildings

    CHARIKAR (Pajhwok): The residents of central Parwan province on Sunday complained the province was neglected in terms of development projects and the road to Koh Safi district was in dilapidated condition. 

    Governance,SocialNo details available

    Baghlan residents denounce govt inefficiency

    PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): The residents of northern Baghlan province on Saturday staged a protest against what they called officials’ incompetency and growing corruption in government departments.


    Children in kilns found in deplorable situation

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The International Labour Organisation (ILO) on Wednesday said the situation of Afghan children working in brick kilns was appalling and called for the creation of an inter-ministerial body to deal with the issue.

    Security and Crime,Social

    Rape victim threatens to commit suicide

    FARAH CITY (Pajhwok): Gang-raped after being kidnapped in western Farah province, a female university student on Wednesday threatened she would commit suicide if the government failed to arrest and award harsher punishment to her rapists.


    Strategy needed to protect vulnerable children

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Abdul Ali Muhammadi, legal advisor to President Ashraf Ghani, has said that a national strategy be developed to support and protect the vulnerable children in Afghanistan.


    Week-long cleanliness drive begins in Khost

    KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): A seven-day cleanliness campaign has been launched in the capital of southeastern Khost province, with hundreds of residents partaking, the mayor said on Friday.


    Afghan Gas Enterprise workers go on strike

    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.

    Security and Crime,Social

    Afghans concerned over security, jobs: Survey

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A survey released on Tuesday said the number of Afghans, who feel their country is moving in the wrong direction, has risen this year.