By: Azizullah Hamdard , Date:11/02/2020
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Tuesday postponed the special audit of suspicious votes due to absence of Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) observers. On the othe... Read More
By: Ahmad Jawed , Date:13/11/2019
MAZAR-I-SAHRIF (Pajhwok): Protesting observers of the Stability and Partnership team led by Dr. Abdullah on Wednesday closed the provincial office of the Independent Election Commission in northern Balkh province.... Read More
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

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.

MAZAR-I-SHARIF (PAN): At least 238 insurgents have been killed, 118 injured and 70 others arrested during security operations over the past three months in the northern provinces, an official said on Tuesday.
During the period, security forces seized 77 weapons, 500 shells, 513 kilograms of more explosives, 74 anti-tank bombs, 23 hand grenades, 25 magazines and eight bullet-proof vests.

MAZAR-I-SHARIF (PAN): One man was killed and 13 others were wounded during a bomb blast in a hotel in northern Sar-i-Pul province on Thursday morning.
Brig. Gen. Abdur Rauf Taj, the provincial police chief, said the explosion happened inside the hotel located in the Minar Square of the city at about 10am.
With the cause of the blast under investigation, witness Haji Sadruddin told Pajhwok Afghan News three people had been killed in the heavy explosion.

MAZAR-I-SHARIF (PAN): Death sentences were handed down on Saturday to two women who allegedly killed a child in northern Balkh province, an official said.
Nasima and Latifa were sentenced to death at an open train by the primary urban court in Mazar-i-Sharif on charges of killing Ali Sena, an eight years old child.
Judge Mohammad Sadiq Fayyaz said the women were arrested by security personnel in early April when they were trying to hide the child’s dead body.


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