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    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.


    Work on key road nearing completion

    KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): The graveling of Khost-Ghulam Khan Road, one of the three major border crossings between Afghanistan and Pakistan, is expected to be completed in few months, an official said on Saturday


    Govt, world urged to advance peace effort

    KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Students and youth from the Gurbaz district of southeastern Khost province on Wednesday urged the government to intensify efforts for peace in the country.


    Ads in foreign languages irk Khostis

    KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Residents complain they could not read and understand billboards, signboards and banners written in foreign languages in the capital of southeastern Khost province, urging authorities to remove them.

    Business & Economics

    Khost revenue down by 40pc: Naeemi

    KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): The overall revenue of southeastern Khost province decreased by 40 percent this solar year, the acting governor said.

    Business & Economics

    Waziristan families promised winter aid

    KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): International organisations on Wednesday promised to assist refugees from Pakistan’s Waziristan tribal region in southeastern Khost province.


    Khost at high risk of polio spread

    KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Public Health Department officials fear polio disease could spread fast in southeastern Khost province, where 66 suspected cases have been detected.

    Security and Crime

    District police chief killed in explosion

    KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): The acting police chief for Spera district was killed and four others, including three of his guards, were wounded in a bomb attack in southeastern Khost province on Saturday.


    Work on Khost cricket stadium begins

    KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Construction work on an international cricket stadium was formally launched in the capital of southeastern Khost province on Friday.


    48 selected for nursing, midwifery course

    KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): The Norwegian government is initiating a two-year training programme for nurses and midwives in southeastern Khost province, an official said on Wednesday.