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    Wheat crop torched in Ghazni gunbattle

    GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Wheat crop on eight acres of land was gutted to ashes as a result of a clash between militants and security forces in the Deh Yak district of southern Ghazni province, an official said on Thursday.  

    Security and Crime

    1 policeman killed, 4 injured in Helmand suicide attack

    LASHKARGAH (PAN): One policeman has been killed and four others injured when a suicide bomber targeted a police check post in Marjah district of the southern Helmand province, an official said Thur


    Wheat yield up by 20pc in Nangarhar, Laghman

    JALALABAD (PAN): Wheat yields increased by 20 percent each in eastern Nangarhar and Laghman provinces, compared to last year, agricultural officials said on Wednesday.


    Drought affects 90 percent of Baghlan's wheat crops

    PUL-I-KHUMRI (PAN): The recent drought has affected more than 90 percent of rain-fed wheat crops, killed over a hundred farm animals, and threatened 15 thousand families in northern Ba

    Business & Economics

    Cost of wheat impacts Afghan households

    WASHINGTON (PAN): The significant increase in food prices, especially that of wheat in 2007-08, has had a tremendous impact on food security in Afghan household, a recent US report said.


    Bamyan wheat production drops

    BAMYAN CITY (PAN): Wheat production in the central Bamyan province decreased by more than 14,500 tonnes due to drought and lack of rainfall, officials and farmers said on Sunday.


    Wheat price up by 40pc in Samangan

    AIBAK (PAN): The price of wheat increased by 40 percent over the last two weeks due to inadequate rains and high demand in northern Samangan province, residents complained on Tuesday.


    Jawzjan wheat cultivation likely to drop

    SHIBERGHAN (PAN): Wheat cultivation in rain-fed areas of northern Jawzjan province is expected to fall by 60 percent due to a lack of rains and snowfall this year, officials and farmer

    Business & Economics

    Wheat distributed to needy families in Kunar

    ASAD ABAD (PAN): The distribution of World Food Programme-donated wheat to needy families started in eastern Kunar province, officials said on Saturday.