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): Construction work on a railroad connecting Afghanistan with neighbouring Turkmenistan has been launched and it would take two years to complete, the public works minister said on Sunday.
Najibullah Awzhan said construction of the 330-kilomentre railway track had been started from the Kaldar district of Balkh province and would pass through Shiberghan city of Jawzjan until it reached Turkmenistan through the Aqina dry port in Faryab province.

1 – Rabia Balkhi Radio:
The Rabia Balkhi Radio station is established by Mobina Khair Andish in northern Balkh Province in 2003. The radio channel covers 80 kilometers area of the province and relays programs for 18-long hours. It is a first radio station that is launched by a female. Rabia Balkh Radio is financed by legal and commercial companies and has 23 employees.
Contacts: 0700513576, 0700656464
2 – Arezo Radio and Television:

The Northern Balkh Province alongside Mazar-i-Sharif city and a township of Hairatan Port has 16 administrative units.
1 – Mazar-i-Sharif City:
Having substantial political, historical, cultural, and commercial values, the widely known Mazar-i-Sharif is a developed city that occupies an immense geo-strategic importance in the north of the country. The city has the credit of having the shrine of Hazrat-i-Ali (RA), which contributes to the beauty and importance of the city. Mazar-i-Sharif has 48 square kilometers area.
2 – Hairatan Port:

7 – Maulvi Mohammad Danishjo:
Elected Senator
Maulvi Mohammad Danishjo son of Mohammad Boniad was born in the Kashanda district of northern Balkh province in 1971. He is a fourteen grader and has served as a teacher. He had also worked as employee of rural rehabilitation and development ministry, tribal elder, founder of Balkh Ulema Council and foreign relation officer of the relevant Council. Being a member of Jamiat-i-Islami party, Danishjo has taken part in the Jihad against the occupation of Afghanistan by soviet troops.

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.


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