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    Matin replaces Samim as Paktika governor

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Abdul Karim Matin has been appointed new governor of southeastern Paktika province, the Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG) announced on Monday.

    Accidents & Disasters

    Anti-governor rally held in Paktika

    SHARAN (Pajhwok): More than 100 people on Wednesday staged a protest rally in southeastern Paktika province, calling for the provincial governor and other officials to be sacked.


    Ghani hopes peace effort to yield result

    KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday travelled to the Yahyakhel district of southeastern Paktika province to meet relatives of the victims of a suicide attack on a volleyball tournament.

    Security and Crime

    Explosives-laden car seized in Paktika

    SHARANA (Pajhwok):  Security forces have seized an explosives-laden car between Mata Khan and Zurmat districts of southeastern Paktika province, officials said on Monday.


    10 Paktika schools get playgrounds

    SHARANA (Pajhwok): New playgrounds have been constructed for ten schools in southeastern Paktika province, an official said on Sunday.

    Business & Economics

    Pakistani tribe bans Afghan trucks’ entry

    KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): The Wazir tribe in the South Waziristan tribal region of Pakistan has banned Afghan trucks from entering their territory, leaving stranded about 1,000 vehicles loaded with commercial goods on this side of the border in Paktika province.


    Improved seeds spur hope for higher wheat yield

    KHOST CITY/GARDEZ (Pajhwok): Officials hoped on Monday for a bumper wheat crop next season following distribution of 155 tonnes of improved seeds to farmers by the agriculture department of southeastern Paktika province.

    Security and Crime

    Death toll from Paktika bombing rises to 62

    SHARAN (Pajhwok): The death toll from Sunday’s suicide bombing during a volleyball match in southeastern Paktika province has risen to 62, with more than 84 wounded, officials said on Monday.

    Security and Crime

    Imam along with her mother killed in Paktika blast

    SHARAN (Pajhwok): A prayer leader and his mother have been killed in a bomb blast in southern Paktika province, an official said Tuesday.

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    Pakistanis among dozens killed in Paktika airstrike

    SHARAN (Pajhwok): Dozens of militants have been killed during an airstrike in southeastern Paktika province, local officials said on Friday, but Taliban claimed the victims were civilians.