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): Security elsewhere in northern Balkh province has been improved as compared to the past, local officials said.
The officials link the improved security situation to the deployment of Afghan Local Police (ALP) to the province, extended cooperation of the people with the police, and efforts of national police force. The province has immense stability now, the officials said, adding that even small scale attacks and other security threats by rebels are encountered by the security forces efficiently.

 
1.         Independent Association of Balk Writers:
The Independent Association of Balkh Writers has a focus to promote literary activities since its formation in northern Balkh Province in 1977. Salih Mohammad Khaliq, director of information and culture of Balkh heads the association, which organizes weekly literary meetings. 
2.         Literary Caravan of Maulana Jallaludin Mohammad Balkhi:

Mazar-i-Sharif (PAN): Infrastructure in the Balkh Province has been developed to great extent during the last few years with the implementation of multiple health, education, agriculture projects, and urban development.
Balkh Governor’s Spokesperson Munir Farhad told Pajhwok Afghan News his province witnessed tremendous achievements in terms of rehabilitation and implementation of development projects during the last two years.

Balkh provincial council has 19 members, with five of them have served in the previous council’s tenure too.
The provincial council has appointed the following three figures as members of the council’s administrative board.
Mohammad Ibrahim Khair Andish, head of the council, Zabihullah Kakar, deputy head and Tahira Haqjo as secretary of the council.
1- Rais Abdul Khaliq:

Mazar-e-Sharif (PAN): Confronting with a host of problems, the residents of Balkh complain of rampant corruption in government departments, shortage of irrigation water, massive seasonal floods, and the illegal occupation of public land by influential people. 
A number of farmers of different districts of the province said that in the wake of shortage of water, half of their land goes barren every year.

MAZAR-I-SHARIF (PAN): The residents of northern Balk province demand of the authorities to expedite work on the uplift projects and bolster the security situation of the province during the upcoming elections.
The current security is satisfactory in the province, they said, fearing however, the security could worsen in the backdrop of the polls.
Hamidullah, a resident of Sholgar District told Pajhwok Afghan News there is beefed up security in the town but the law and order tend to deteriorate during the landmark elections.

MAZAR-I-SHARIF (APN): Tribal elders from the northern zone met held a traditional assembly in Mazar-i-Sharif to discuss possible problems in the lead-up to next year’s presidential and provincial council elections.
Arranged by the People’s Traditional Reform Jirga, the gathering was attended by elders, influential figures and youth from Balkh, Faryab, Sar-i-Pul and Jawzjan provinces. The participants asked the government to pay due attention to election security.

MAZAR-I-SHARIF (PAN): A reconstructed terminal at the Maulana Jalaluddin Balkhi International Airport in Mazar-i-Sharif, the capital of northern Balkh province, was inaugurated on Sunday.
The inaugural ceremony was attended by German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle, Afghanistan’s Transport and Aviation Minister Daud Ali Najafi, Balkh Governor Atta Mohammad Noor and parliamentarians.

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