By: Ahmad Jawed , Date:16/01/2019
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): Supporters of winning Wolesi Jirga candidates on Wednesday closed the provincial Independent Election Commission (IEC) office in northern Balkh province and stopped the rec... Read More
By: Ahmad Jawed , Date:12/01/2019
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): Protesting Wolesji Jirga candidates in northern Balkh province say the Independent Election Commission (IEC) has not yet delivered on its promise of recounting votes in suspicious... Read More
By: Ahmad Javed , Date:22/12/2018
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): The Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IEC) has assured protesting candidates in northern Balkh province to separate transparent and fraud votes. IECC Head Abdul Aziz Aryae durin... Read More

MAZAR-I-SHARIF (PAN): In addition to the Taliban, illegal armed groups are a threat to security in northern Afghanistan, the Disbandment of Illegal Armed Groups (DIAG) head said on Sunday.
In an exclusive interview with Pajhwok Afghan News, Gen. Abdul Manan said dozens of illegal armed groups in the north destabilised the region, paving the way for drug and weapons trafficking.

MAZAR-I-SHARIF (PAN): An anti-corruption official in the northern zone on Saturday alleged the menace of administrative graft was widespread in Balkh province.
In an exclusive interview with Pajhwok Afghan News, the High Office of Oversight and Anti-Corruption (HOOAC) head for the northern zone identified land-grab incidents as one of the worst manifestations of graft.

MAZAR-I-SHARIF (PAN): Balkh Governor Atta Mohammad Noor on Tuesday said the approval of a draft law on census was not acceptable for.
Due to a lack of quorum and a walkout by some lawmakers, the Wolesi Jirga’s decision was shorn of legitimacy, said the governor’s spokesman, Munir Farhad.

MAZAR-I-SHARIF (PAN): Trade barriers in northern Afghanistan, especially Balkh province, stem from political issues, including Uzbekistan’s improper attitude to its landlocked neighbour, an official said on Tuesday.
Director of Commerce Mohammad Hashim Barna told a press conference traders’ current problems emerged from political disputes. The second key problem was Uzbekistan’s far-from-satisfactory business links with Afghanistan, he said.

Mohammad Hashim

MAZAR-I-SHARIF (PAN): Gunmen shot dead three guards of a private bank and escaped with id="mce_marker" million before setting the branch on fire in an attack in northern Balkh province, officials said on Monday.
The overnight attack was carried out on a branch of the Aga Khan Microfinance Bank in Khulam district of centre, the town’s administrative head, Syed Ibrar, told Pajhwok Afghan News.


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