By: Pajhwok Reporter , Date:05/07/2015
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The governor of eastern Laghman province on Sunday pledged that promotion of education was his top priority that teachers would be given residential plots to promote the vital sector. Laghman G... Read More
By: Pajhwok Reporter , Date:31/05/2015
MEHTARLAM (Pajhwok): Provincial council members in eastern Laghman province on Sunday complained local departments did not have coordination with the council but they still managed to evaluate performance of some de... Read More
By: Pajhwok Reporter , Date:27/05/2015
KABUL (Pajhwok): Several development projects have been completed and work on others is in progress in eastern Laghman, northern Balkh and central Kabul provinces, officials said on Wednesday. Two projects costing... Read More

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MEHTERLAM (Pajhwok):  Three persons were killed and five others wounded on Tuesday in a gun battle between two groups of Laghman lawmakers in Mehtarlam City, the provincial capital, witnesses said.
Wahidullah, an eye witness, told Pajhwok Afghan News that Eng. Ajmal Wafa and Yousaf Malangzai, both the lawmakers from Laghman, exchanged harsh words which developed into an armed clash. The bodyguards and supporters of the lawmakers opened fire on each other which caused several casualties.

Laghman is one of strategically important provinces located in the country’s eastern zone. The province is bordering Badakhshan, Nangarhar and Kabul in north, Kunar in east and Kabul and Kapisa provinces in west.
Being a mountainous province, the province has four districts such as of Qarghayee, Alingar, Alishing and Daulat Shah.
Having historical importance, the province has abundant mineral resources, but unfortunately there were no credible information about the quantity of its mines due to poor cooperation of provincial mining department.

JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The presence of a large number of irresponsible gunmen poses a serious threat to security in eastern Laghman province, a public representative said on Sunday.

In an exclusive interview with Pajhwok Afghan News, the Laghman provincial council secretary blamed the security forces for failing to rein in gun-toting individuals.

Mohammad Zahir Hassankhel said he had shared the issue with the governor’s house, but remedial measures had not been taken so far.

MEHTARLAM (Pajhwok): Ballot process formally started at 7:00 am on Saturday throughout the country.
Long queues of voters are seen waiting for their turn in the Laghman provinces.
According to IEC, around 12 million eligible voters would exercise their right to vote in 6,365 polling stations. At least 400,000 security personnel had been deployed to ensure stringent security measures for the ballot.
For the last several elections, 21 million people in the country obtained their voter cards, with four million of them obtained voter cards in this election.



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