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 (Pajhwok): First Vice-President Abdul Rashid Dostum on Saturday urged the countrymen to stand united in warding off the Islamic State (Dayesh) threat to Afghanistan.
Addressing the traditional Nawroz flag-hoisting ceremony here, Dostum said the unity government was inclusive and would continue to retain its representative character.
Balkh Governor Atta Mohammad Noor, dozens of lawmakers, top security officials and foreign diplomats attended the Nawroz ceremony. 

BALKH (PAN): The northern Balkh province is rich in natural resources such as crude oil, cement, aluminum, stucco and sulfur, with the extraction of some mines is underway in some parts of the province.
1- The Afghan- Tajik crude oil area:
Located to the north and northeast, the Afghan- Tajik crude oil starches on 31,000 metres long from Takhar to Jawzjan province.  
As many as 12 blocks of crude oil and gas have been discovered in Balkh by Terraseis--- a Canadian Company--- two years ago. 

MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): The Provincial Council (PC) members of northern Balkh province on Sunday pledged to extend all out support to ensure better arrangements for the looming Nawroz festival scheduled to be held on March 21.
A number of PC members told Pajhwok Afghan News that last year the new year could not be celebrated with fervor because of certain reasons.
The resident of Mazar-i-Sharif, the provincial capital of Balkh province, celebrated the first day of solar year by hoisting special flag at the shrine of fourth Caliph Hazrat Ali (RA).

MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): Director of mines and petroleum for northern Balkh province on Wednesday acknowledged his depart failed to protect natural resources in the province due to absence of needed facilities and other resources.
In his exclusive interview with Pajhwok Afghan News, Habibullah Kohmandi said that Balkh was one of the richest provinces of the country in terms of reserves of natural resources.

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