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    Khost

    Health

    Crackdown on substandard items launched

    KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Several pharmacies and shops were either shut or fined following a campaign against substandard medicines and food items in southeastern Khost province, an official said Thursday.



    Governance,Migration

    Foreign aid sought for Waziristan refugees

    KHOST (Pajhwok): The Minister of Foreign Affairs would contact donor agencies to seek support for the refugees who recently fled a military operation in the North Waziristan Agency (NWA) of Pakistan. 



    Security and Crime

    Naeemi wants elements spreading terror eliminated

    KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): The governor on Monday directed security departments to take stern action against elements threatening government officials and tribal elders with death in southeastern Khost province.



    Governance

    Elders allege attempts at dividing Pashtuns

    KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): In order to achieve their goals, intelligence agencies of some countries have been trying to fuel differences among Pashtun tribes living on both sides of the Durand Line.



    Migration

    N. Waziristan refugees receive aid in Khost

    KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Edible and non-edible items were distributed on Sunday to 3,000 more families displaced from Pakistan's tribal region of North Waziristan as a result of an ongoing military operation. They have taken refuge in southeastern Khost province.



    Governance,Security and Crime,Migration

    Pak refugees brought no arms: Naeemi

    KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Authorities in southeastern Khost province on Saturday rejected reports that refugees from Pakistan’s restive tribal region of North Waziristan had brought weapons to Afghanistan.



    Business & Economics

    Khost customs revenue to increase: Zakhilwal

    KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Finance Minister Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal on Thursday inaugurated a newly constructed building for the customs office in southeastern Khost province and hoped the facility would help increase income and streamline customs affairs.



    Security and Crime

    5 children dead in Khost rocket strike

    KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): On Election Day, five children were killed and 17 others, including women, wounded when insurgents fired a barrage of rockets into the Alisher district of southeastern Khost province, locals said.



    Governance

    Khost officials to stay neutral in runoff: Naeemi

    KHOST CITY (Pajhwok):  Promising elaborate security measures on the election day, the governor on Sunday assured government officials would maintain their neutrality during the democratic exercise throughout southeastern Khost province.



    Accidents & Disasters

    3 children killed, 60 homes destroyed in floods

    KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Three children died and two others sustained injuries as a result of flash floods that swept through the capital of southeastern Khost province following heavy rains, an official said.