By: Ahmad Jawed , Date:15/09/2019
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): Some civil society activists in northern Balkh province on Sunday said voter turnout in this month’s presidential elections would be weak in the province if the security situation... Read More
By: Ahmad Jawed , Date:14/09/2019
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): Independent Election Commission (IEC) officials in northern Balkh say 33 out of total 315 polling sites in the province would be shut on the Election Day. IEC head for Balkh Moham... Read More
By: Ahmad Jawed , Date:11/09/2019
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): Free and Fair Election Foundation of Afghanistan (FFEFA) on Wednesday said peace and election were national processes and they should not be turned to obstacles to each other. FF... Read More

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.

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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.

MAZAR-I-SHARIF (PAN): A vocational training and literacy programme, a UN-funded project, was launched for inmates at the central jail in northern Balkh province on Tuesday, an official said.
Around 140 detainees, including 60 women, would learn dressmaking and embroidery and attend literacy courses as part of the programme, the central jail commander, Col. Abdullah Azizi, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

Afghanistan, or historically Aryana, has been the cradle of different civilizations and religions. It is a place where several civilizations were born and then spread to different parts of the world.
However, the belief that Afghanistan’s strategic position has converted it into a centre of civilizations is half truth as it has the same geographical location as it had in the past; however, it is now exporting narcotics and terrorism to rest of the outside world.

MAZAR-I-SHARIF (PAN): Some women journalists on Thursday said they were yet to be recognised in the field, despite their all-out efforts to serve their society.
They expressed the views at a workshop arranged by the Journalist Rescue Committee in Mazar-i-Sharif -- the capital of northern Balkh province.
Around 30 women journalists from Balkh attended the event, Ilyas Alami, the Journalist Rescue Committee head, told Pajhwok Afghan News.


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