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8 children wounded in Helmand mortar fire

1 hour 40 min ago
By Zainullah Stanikzai on 22 November 2017

LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Eight children were injured on Wednesday when a stray mortar landed on a street in southern Helmand province.

Four of the children were said to be in critical condition after they sustained wounds in the mortar strike in Greskh... read more

Umari new acting higher education minister

2 hours 1 min ago
By Mohammad Asif Ahmadzai on 22 November 2017

KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani has appointed Dr. Najibullah Khwaja Umari as acting higher... read more

Above 6m children prone to abuse in Afghanistan

2 hours 13 min ago
By Ahmad Shah Erfanyar on 22 November 2017

KABUL (Pajhwok): More than six million children in Afghanistan... read more

Acting Minister for Higher Education Abdul Roshan steps down

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 20:18
By Javed Hamim Kakar on 22 November 2017

KABUL (Pajhwok): Abdul Latif Roshan, the Acting Minister for Higher Education... read more

Awareness about peace should begin from schools: Rula

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 20:11
By Pajhwok on 22 November 2017

KABUL (Pajhwok): First Lady Rula Ghani on Wednesday said creating awareness about peace should start from schools, universities and... read more

PRA ready for country-wide launch of computerised identity cards

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 20:05
By ‌Zabihullah Ihsas on 22 November 2017

MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): An official from the Population Registration Authority (PRA) said on Wednesday that the department is fully prepared for the distribution of the much awaited computarised identity cards.

Although he did point out some technical difficulties, he added that PRA is... read more

3 injured in clash over Ghazni PC head election

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 19:43
By Saifullah Maftoon on 22 November 2017

GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): An armed clash over the election of the provincial council head in southern Ghazni province left three people injured on Wednesday, an official said.

A source in the provincial council office, wishing anonymity, told Pajhwok Afghan News the clash... read more

Won’t approve budget until Ghoris’ demands met: MPs

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 19:27
By Khawaja Basir fitri on 22 November 2017

KABUL (Pajhwok): The next year’s draft budget with a total outlay of 361 billion afghanis was tabled at the... read more

Beijing reaffirms support to Kabul war on terror

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 19:14
By Pajhwok on 22 November 2017

KABUL (Pajhwok): Chinese envoy in Kabul on Wednesday renewed his country’s commitment to cooperating with... read more

Man killed as blast rips through car in Mazar-i-Sharif

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 18:42
By Zabihullah Ihsaas on 22 November 2017

MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): A man was killed as a blast ripped through his car in the capital of northern Balkh province on Wednesday, police said

Balkh police spokesman Shabir Jan Durrani told Pajhwok Afghan News the blast occurred at about 3pm at the... read more

1 person killed in Balkh blast

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 18:42
By Zabihullah Ihsaas on 22 November 2017

MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): One person was killed in a blast in Mazar-i-Sharif, the capital of northern Balkh province, on Wednesday, an official said.

Police spokesman Sheer Jan Durrani told Pajhwok Afghan News the blast happened at around 3:00pm in Balkh Darwazai area.

He said it... read more

Half a million Afghan IDPs to get winter aid

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 17:44
By Javed Hamim Kakar on 22 November 2017

KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Refugees and Repatriation and the UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) have devised a joint plan... read more

Rifts, meddling delay Ghazni PC head’s election

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 16:57
By Saifullah Maftoon on 22 November 2017

GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Elections for leadership board of the provincial council of southern Ghazni province is yet to be held due to internal problems and political interference, an official said on Wednesday.

Amanullah Kamran, deputy head of the provincial council, told Pajhwok Afghan... read more

Women’s political empowerment key to Afghanistan development: UN

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 16:54
By Pajhwok on 22 November 2017

KABUL (Pajhwok): The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan... read more

Pressure tactics: Taliban cut power supply to Faryab

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 16:49
By Qutbuddin Kohi on 22 November 2017

MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Taliban militants have cut electricity supply to the capital and four districts of northwestern Faryab province, depriving... read more

Passports being distributed to Afghans in Saudi Arabia

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 16:46
By Javed Hamim Kakar on 22 November 2017

KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghan citizens previously traveled on Pakistani passports to Saudi Arabia are being distributed Afghan passports,... read more

4 more drug factories bombed in Helmand

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 16:41
By Zainullah Stanikzai on 22 November 2017

LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): US forces for a second time bombed another four narcotics making factories of Taliban militants in southern Helmand... read more

Transport ministry’s revenue up by 36pc in 3 months

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 16:35
By Navid Ahmad Barakzai on 22 November 2017

KABUL (Pajhwok): The revenue of the Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation (MoTCA) has increased by 36 percent in the last three... read more

Wardak PC election raises hope among women

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 16:17
By Gul Rahman Rahmani on 22 November 2017

KABUL (Pajhwok): Insecurity and negative traditions have a negative impact on women... read more

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