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    Projects worth $4m executed in Paktika last year

    SHARANA (Pajhwok):  The education director on Sunday said a number of projects facilitating schoolteachers and students have been executed at a cost of nearly $4 million in southeastern Paktika province last solar year that ended March 21.

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    1 killed, 3 injured in Paktika blast

    SHARAN (Pajhwok): One nomad (Kochi) was killed and three others wounded in a bomb explosion in southeastern Paktika province, an official said on Sunday.


    Paktika doctors seek health facilities

    SHARAN (Pajhwok): Doctors and residents of southeastern Paktika province on Wednesday demanded more healthcare equipment, including beds and heaters.


    Paktika Milli Television starts local transmission

    SHARAN (Pajhwok): For the first time, the Paktika Milli Television has started local transmission in this southeastern province on Thursday.

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    ALP being deployed to more Paktika districts

    SHARAN (Pajhwok): An additional force of 250 Afghan Local Police (ALP) personnel is being deployed to three restive districts of Southeastern Paktika province, officials said on Wednesday.


    Paktika IEC head accused of corruption

    SHARAN (Pajhwok): Observers and public awareness officers on Sunday blamed the Independent Election Commission (IEC) director for southeastern Paktika province for involvement in misuse of funds.


    Expired drug business thriving in Paktika

    SHARAN (Pajhwok): Locals and officials say medical stores in the Orgun district of southeastern Paktika province are selling expired medicines while the departments concerned are unable to take action against those playing with patients’ lives.


    Civilian flights at ex-ISAF airport begin in Sharan

    SHARAN (Pajhwok): For the first time, civilian flights have been started to and from an airport formerly used by ISAF forces in Sharan, the capital of southern Paktika province, an official said on Monday.

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    Tonnes of ammonium nitrate seized in Gardez

    GARDEZ (PAN): Security forces captured truck laden with ammonium nitrate, a fertiliser used for making bombs, on the outskirts of the capital of southeastern Paktia province, officials said on Monday.


    Mata Khan elders fix bride price at 250,000 afs

    SHARAN (PAN): Tribal elders in the Mata Khan district of southeastern Paktika province have fixed the bride price -- known as vulvar in local parlance -- at 250,000 afghanis ($4,470).