Pajhwok (67)

11 Cabinet picks to seek trust vote from Wolesi Jirga

By Khwaja Basir Fitri on 24 November 2017 KABUL : The government is all set to introduce President Ashraf Ghani's nearly a dozen nominees for Cabinet portfolios to the...

Ground broken on Lashkargah cricket ground

By Zainullah Stanikzai on 24 November 2017 LASHKARGAH : The foundation stone of a modern cricket ground has been laid in the capital of southern Helmand province, where a 180-bed rehabilitation center for drug addicts put into service. Afghanistan...

High-ranking police official killed in Peshawar blast

By Khwaja Basir Fitri on 24 November 2017 KABUL : A high ranking police official was killed in a suicide attack in the capital of...

11 Cabinet picks to seek trust vote tomorrow

By Khwaja Basir Fitri on 24 November 2017 KABUL : The government is all set to introduce President Ashraf Ghani's nearly a dozen nominees for Cabinet portfolios to the...

Peaceful Afghanistan in our interest: Rouhani tells Ghani

By on 24 November 2017 KABUL : Iranian president Hassan Rouhani has said Iran desires peace and stability in...

Hafeezullah Rahimi takes over as Afghan sport chief

By Ahamd Quraishi on 24 November 2017 KABUL : President Ashraf Ghani has appointed Hafeezullah Wali Rahimi as head of the country's Physical...

5 of a Taliban family killed in Kapisa blitz

By Bakhtar Safi on 24 November 2017 MAHMOOD RAQI : Five family members of a Taliban commander were killed in an airstrike in Nijrab district of central Kapisa province...

7 dead, 14 wounded in Ghazni's Deh Yak battle

By Saifullah Maftoon on 24 November 2017 GHAZNI CITY : Heavily armed Taliban insurgents stormed security posts in Deh Yak district of southern Ghazni province last night and...

Tajiks account for 78pc of Anti-Riot Force

By Pajhwok on 23 November 2017 KABUL : Two officials have been suspended and five others are being interrogated over a leaked letter that asks for the recruitment of personnel from ethnic groups except Tajiks to the Anti-Riot Force. Seventy-eight percent of the Anti-Riot Force personnel, including ...

Internecine rifts: 15 Daesh insurgents decapitated

By Pajhwok on 23 November 2017 KABUL : Daesh or the Islamic State militant organization cut off heads of its 15 group's members in the Achin district...

8 killed, 15 injured in Jalalabad suicide bombing

By Yousaf zarifi on 23 November 2017 JALALABAD : Eight people were killed and 15 others injured in a suicide attack in Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, on Thursday, local officials said. The blast happened at around 3:00pm in Campono area in the limits of the first municipality ...

Herat fuel seller stabs two clients to death

By Storai Karimi on 23 November 2017 HEART CITY : A fuel seller stabbed two of his customers to death following a verbal dispute in western Heart province on Thursday, an official said. Provincial police acting spokesman, Sayed Ahmad Mohammadi, told Pajhwok Afghan News the incident took place on ...

Kabul, NATO discuss preparations for key event

By Javed Hamim Kakar on 23 November 2017 KABUL : Deputy foreign minister and NATO...

Ghani due in Azerbaijan to attend Heart of Asia Conference

By Pajhwok on 23 November 2017 KABUL : President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani will visit Azerbaijan on November 30 to attended Hear of Asia --- Istanbul Process 7...

5 Herat police officers sent home over negligence from duty

By Storai Karimi on 23 November 2017 HERAT CITY : Five police officers have been dismissed after Unknown individuals sprayed acid on the faces of two sisters in the capital of western Herat province, an official said on Thursday. Police spokesman Abdul Ahad Walizada told Pajhwok Afghan News the ...

Young men, women badly affected by high dowry in Paktia

By Pajhwok Report on 23 November 2017 GARDEZ : High dowry still persisted notorious culture in southeastern Paktia and other provinces of the country that made the lives of young men and women...

43 militants suffer casualties in Maidan Wardak operation

By daud hussaini on 23 November 2017 KABUL : At least 43 militants have suffered casualties during an ongoing operation in Jalriz district of central Madian...

3 Georgian soldiers wounded in Afghanistan

By Javed Hamim Kakar on 23 November 2017 KABUL : Three Georgian soldiers have been injured during a patrol around an airfield in central...

Indonesia to organise ulema conference on Afghanistan

By Javed Hamim Kakar on 23 November 2017 KABUL : Indonesian Ulema...

Direct talks with Taliban the best way to end war: Khalili

By Javed Hamim Kakar on 23 November 2017 KABUL : The High Peace Council...

3 killed, 1 injured in Herat road mishap

By Storai Karimi on 23 November 2017 HERAT CITY : At least three people have been killed and a fourth wounded in a traffic accident on Herat-Adraskan road in western Herat province, an official Thursday. Mohammad Rafiq Sherzai, spokesman of Herat Zonal Hospital, told Pajhwok Afghan News a vehicle ...

Once a victim, lawyer Bushra now defends others

By Mohammad Halim Karimi on 23 November 2017 KABUL : Now a defense lawyer, Bushra, who transformed herself from a helpless woman to a helpful citizen,...

Abdali suggests revival of Amritsar-Kabul air corridor

By Javed Hamim Kakar on 23 November 2017 KABUL Afghanistan...

8 children wounded in Helmand mortar fire

By Zainullah Stanikzai on 22 November 2017 LASHKARGAH : Eight children were injured on Wednesday when a stray mortar landed on a street in southern Helmand province. Four of the children were said to be in critical condition after they sustained wounds in the mortar strike in Greskh...

Umari new acting higher education minister

By Mohammad Asif Ahmadzai on 22 November 2017 KABUL : President Ashraf Ghani has appointed Dr. Najibullah Khwaja Umari as acting higher...

Above 6m children prone to abuse in Afghanistan

By Ahmad Shah Erfanyar on 22 November 2017 KABUL : More than six million children in Afghanistan...

Acting Minister for Higher Education Abdul Roshan steps down

By Javed Hamim Kakar on 22 November 2017 KABUL : Abdul Latif Roshan, the Acting Minister for Higher Education...

Awareness about peace should begin from schools: Rula

By Pajhwok on 22 November 2017 KABUL : First Lady Rula Ghani on Wednesday said creating awareness about peace should start from schools, universities and...

PRA ready for country-wide launch of computerised identity cards

By ‚ÄĆZabihullah Ihsas on 22 November 2017 MAZAR-I-SHARIF : An official from the Population Registration Authority said on Wednesday that the department is fully prepared for the distribution of the much awaited computarised identity cards. Although he did point out some technical difficulties, he ...

Agreement to launch Kabul-Tashkent direct flights inked

By Pajhwok Report on 22 November 2017 KABUL : Afghanistan...

3 injured in clash over Ghazni PC head election

By Saifullah Maftoon on 22 November 2017 GHAZNI CITY : An armed clash over the election of the provincial council head in southern Ghazni province left three people injured on Wednesday, an official said. A source in the provincial council office, wishing anonymity, told Pajhwok Afghan News the ...

Won't approve budget until Ghoris' demands met: MPs

By Khawaja Basir fitri on 22 November 2017 KABUL : The next year's draft budget with a total outlay of 361 billion afghanis was tabled at the...

Beijing reaffirms support to Kabul war on terror

By Pajhwok on 22 November 2017 KABUL : Chinese envoy in Kabul on Wednesday renewed his country's commitment to cooperating with...

1 person killed in Balkh blast

By Zabihullah Ihsaas on 22 November 2017 MAZAR-I-SHARIF : One person was killed in a blast in Mazar-i-Sharif, the capital of northern Balkh province, on Wednesday, an official said. Police spokesman Sheer Jan Durrani told Pajhwok Afghan News the blast happened at around 3:00pm in Balkh Darwazai ...

Half a million Afghan IDPs to get winter aid

By Javed Hamim Kakar on 22 November 2017 KABUL : The Ministry of Refugees and Repatriation and the UN High Commission for Refugees have devised a joint plan...

Rifts, meddling delay Ghazni PC head's election

By Saifullah Maftoon on 22 November 2017 GHAZNI CITY : Elections for leadership board of the provincial council of southern Ghazni province is yet to be held due to internal problems and political interference, an official said on Wednesday. Amanullah Kamran, deputy head of the provincial council, ...

Women's political empowerment key to Afghanistan development: UN

By Pajhwok on 22 November 2017 KABUL : The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan...

Pressure tactics: Taliban cut power supply to Faryab

By Qutbuddin Kohi on 22 November 2017 MAIMANA : Taliban militants have cut electricity supply to the capital and four districts of northwestern Faryab province, depriving...

Passports being distributed to Afghans in Saudi Arabia

By Javed Hamim Kakar on 22 November 2017 KABUL : Afghan citizens previously traveled on Pakistani passports to Saudi Arabia are being distributed Afghan passports,...

4 more drug factories bombed in Helmand

By Zainullah Stanikzai on 22 November 2017 LASHKARGAH : US forces for a second time bombed another four narcotics making factories of Taliban militants in southern Helmand...

Commanders among 16 militants killed in Maidan Wardak

By S. Mudassir Ali Shah on 22 November 2017 KABUL : Sixteen Taliban...

Border policeman among 5 killed in Nangarhar clashes

By Yousaf zarifi on 22 November 2017 JALALABAD : Border policeman was killed and three others wounded during a clash, while four Daesh or Islamic State militants have been killed in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Wednesday. Police spokesman Hazrat Hussain Mashriqiwal told Pajhwok ...

Iran backs greater UN role in Afghan peace process

By S.Muddasir Ali Shah on 22 November 2017 KABUL : Neighbours can help Afghanistan...

Hundreds of students rally after classmate commits suicide

By Mohammad Halim Karimi on 21 November 2017 KABUL : Hundreds of Kabul University students staged protest rallies in central Kabul and Bamyan provinces on...

Crime cases 40pc down in Sar-i-Pul this year

By Paiman Noori on 21 November 2017 SAR-I-PUL CITY : Local security officials on Tuesday said criminal cases decreased by 40 percent in the first eight months of the solar year...

46th Kabul-Delhi flight carries 20.5mt Afghan fruits

By Pajhwok on 21 November 2017 KABUL : A plane carrying 20.5 metric tons of goods, including fruits and fresh fruits, departed from Kabul to New Delhi on...

Jakarta dialogue urges ulema role in Afghan peace

By Pajhwok on 21 November 2017 JAKARTA : A high-level delegation of the Afghanistan High Peace Council...

Senate approves draft budget for next fiscal year

By Khwaja Basir Ahmad Fitri on 21 November 2017 KABUL : The Meshrano Jirga...

Crimes 40pc down in Sar-i-Pul this year

By Paiman Noori on 21 November 2017 SAR-I-PUL CITY : Local security officials on Tuesday said criminal cases decreased by 40 percent in the first past eight months in northern Sar-I-Pul province over last year's incidents in the same period. Sar-i-Pul deputy police chief Col. Ghulam Sakhi Nikpi...

Hundreds of students rally following Zahra death

By Mohammad Halim Karimi on 21 November 2017 KABUL : Hundreds of Kabul University students staged protest rallies in central Kabul and Bamyan provinces on...