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Dozens of civil society activists and residents of Balkh province established a sit-in camp on Thursday, calling on militants to end violence and join peace. The peace campaigners called on the United Nations to put more pressure on Pakistan and add the country to terrorism financing list. They said ...
Abdul Matin Khwajazada, administrative chief of Chamtal district of Balkh, told Pajhwok Afghan News that the incident took place in the center of the district on Wednesday night. He said Taliban completely destroyed two mobile phone towers, depriving thousands of residents of the district out of ...

An ancient technique is used by local firms in Balkh province, in the north of Afghanistan, to turn sesame to a precious oil. Factory owners said they prefer the traditionally-produced oil than the imported oil in the market. They said every firm produces 25 to 30 kilograms of sesame oil every day. "Producing sesame oil ...
Mohammad Ishaq Rahgozar, the newly-appointed governor of Balkh, pledged to fight the endemic corruption and leave no stone unturned to ensure security of the northern province as he ushered in the new school year on Saturday. "Ensuring security (of Balkh) is our top priority and is highly important ...
Noor decided to leave the position after three months of resistance and tension following Ghani's decision to accept his resignation. Rahgozar is a member of Jamiat-e-Islami and a close aide to Noor. He was governor of Balkh during the interim and transitional governments in Afghanistan. The new ...
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): New governor and police chief for northern Balkh province will be formal introduced on Thursday (Today) during a ceremony, an official said. Monir Farhad, former governor's spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News that lawmaker Ishaq Rahguzar would take over as ... police

Balkh police chief Brig. Gen. Syed Kamal Sadaat told reporters here that much better security arrangements had been taken this year compared to previous years. He said public cooperation with police had increased and nobody would be allowed to act irresponsibly. Roads leading to the Blue ...
The protracted political tension between Kabul and Balkh that has undermined Ashraf Ghani's administration is not a new development. In fact, since the establishment of the National Unity Government (NUG) in 2014, the Afghan political atmosphere has been uneasy between its leaders. The situation has ...
However, an emboldened Ghani resorted to politics of exclusion. In December last year, Ghani attempted to dismiss me as Balkh governor, triggering a political standoff within the NUG. The buck, however, did not stop with me. He recently fired the provincial governor for Samangan, Abdul Karim Khaddam, ...
A youth in Mazar-e-Sharif, the capital of Balkh province, took to the streets on Saturday, half-naked, in protest against the rising insecurity and suicide attacks in the country. Naked from the waist up, Ahmad Khalid Bakhshi accused National Unity Government (NUG) leaders of negligence in terms of ...
Share this: Atta Mohammad Noor, former governor of Balkh Province, right, pays respect to Afghan flag in Balkh province. ... As Mohammad Daud begins his fiftieth day in office as governor of Afghanistan's Balkh region, he may wonder whether he will ever receive the keys from his predecessor. President ...
A Balkh women, who started a factory two years ago with five other women, is providing work for 30 other females. Thumbnail. A Balkh woman is making inroads into the local market after opening a spaghetti factory in Dehdadi district of Balkh province. In addition the factory provides jobs to 30 other females. Ruqia Hakimi ...
Officials from Balkh Chamber of Commerce and Industries said investment has shown at least 30 percent decrease amid the ongoing tension between the Presidential Palace, ARG, and Jamiat-e-Islami party. “There are posts about military moves and similar things in social media and these directly affects ...
activists and youth from Balkh province, who called on the president here. The visiting members in their talks supported infrastructure development projects, including TAPI, Chabahar port, railways, expansion of transit routes, the launch of air corridors, water management and transfer of energy from Central ...
The bees collected nectar from flowers growing near her home in the Marmul district in the northern Balkh province. Their first harvest produced about 16kg of honey, which enabled MS Frozan to pay back her loan and still have money left over. She now has 12 beehives and last year collected 110kg ...
Beekeeper Frozan in her home in the Marmul district of Balkh province, Afghanistan March 29, 2018. Reuters. "The village I live in is a traditional village and women are not allowed to work outside," says Frozan, who goes by one name. "But when I started beekeeping I realized that it's an easy task.
For the first time a woman has been appointed as chairperson of a district in Mazar-e-Sharif in Balkh province. Friba Ahmadi, was appointed chairwoman of the 5th district of Mazar and took up the reins this week. The 36-year-old university graduate said she is confident of her abilities and ...

MAZAR-E-SHARIF, Afghanistan, Feb. 23 (Xinhua) -- Afghan security forces in crackdown against Taliban outfit have killed seven militants and injured six others, said a statement of Shaheen Corps released here on Friday. The security forces, according to the statement raided the militants' hideout in ...
Noor governed the northern Afghan province of Balkh for 13 years until he was removed from office in December by President Ashraf Ghani. But he ... She told reporters in Kabul on Saturday that during her four-day visit to Afghanistan she and several colleagues from NATO traveled to Balkh province.
Share this: Atta Mohammad Noor, former governor of Balkh Province, right, pays respect to Afghan flag in Balkh province. ... As Mohammad Daud begins his fiftieth day in office as governor of Afghanistan's Balkh region, he may wonder whether he will ever receive the keys from his predecessor. President ...
A Balkh women, who started a factory two years ago with five other women, is providing work for 30 other females. Thumbnail. A Balkh woman is making inroads into the local market after opening a spaghetti factory in Dehdadi district of Balkh province. In addition the factory provides jobs to 30 other ...
Officials from Balkh Chamber of Commerce and Industries said investment has shown at least 30 percent decrease amid the ongoing tension between the Presidential Palace, ARG, and Jamiat-e-Islami party. “There are posts about military moves and similar things in social media and these directly affects ...
or lower house member from Balkh province and Abbas Akhlaqi, a member of the upper-house. One individual on each side suffered wounds in the clash that left life and traffic paralyzed in the area. He further said police had been ordered to either expel the gunmen from the area or disarm them.
The signature of Atta Mohammad Noor, the ousted governor of Balkh, is still credible in all government offices in the northern province despite a recent announcement by the Independent Directorate of Local Governance in this respect. The Independent Directorate of Local Governance recently announced ...
The signature of Atta Mohammad Noor, the ousted governor of Balkh, is still credible in all government offices in the northern province despite a recent announcement by the Independent Directorate of Local Governance in this respect. The Independent Directorate of Local Governance recently announced that Atta ...
The White House said early Thursday it had been closely watching the dispute between ousted Balkh governor Atta Mohammad Noor and the National Unity Government and called on them to quickly resolve the issue. According to a statement issued by the White House “the United States calls on the ...
WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The White House on Wednesday called for a peaceful and quick resolution of the dispute over the transfer of power in Balkh province, saying that there was no space for the use of violence in resolving the issue. “The United States calls on the parties involved to quickly and ...
(Pajhwok): The Ambassador of United Kingdom (UK) Nicholas Kay has expressed concern over the political crisis in northern Balkh province and demanded quick resolution to the crisis. Ambassador Kay urged that Balkh crisis was an internal matter of Afghanistan info-icon but had international impact.
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): New Balkh Governor Eng. Dawod has said the eradication of corruption was his top priority and corrupt elements in the provinces would be referred to the judiciary. The governor expressed the view during a video message, a copy of which received by Pajhwok Afghan News.
Three women were shot dead by unknown gunmen in Mazar-e-Sharif City in the north of Afghanistan, Balkh police confirmed Thursday. Balkh police spokesman Shirjan Durani said the bodies of the women were taken to Abu Ali Sina Hospital in the city but that the identity of the victims is not known so far.
Seventeen members of the public uprising forces and a local police commander were killed in an attack by the Taliban in Balkh province, local officials said Sunday. Sarajuddin Abid, the district governor of Sholgara, said the incident happened Saturday night when a group of Taliban militants attacked a ...
KABUL: US Vice-President Mike Pence called for a peaceful change of leadership in the northern Afghan province of Balkh, where the powerful governor has defied attempts by the central government to oust him for the past month amid sensitive ethnic rivalries. The standoff between President Ashraf ...
WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): US Vice-President Mike Pence Tuesday called President Ashraf Ghani and supported his effort to engage with Balkh Governor Atta Mohammad Noor and conduct a negotiated transition of leadership. “Vice-President Pence and President Ghani discussed political leadership in ...
Some tribal elders in Balkh province at a gathering on Saturday called on the National Unity Government leaders to end the rift between Presidential Palace and Atta Mohmmad Noor, the ousted governor of Balkh and CEO of Jamiat-s-Islami Party of Afghanistan. Atta Mohammad Noor was removed from his post as governor ...
It was expected that Panjshir and Balkh would play off on Saturday's match at the National Youth Cricket Ground in Kabul for a place in the quarter-finals. Khost, originally third in Group A objected chiefly on the grounds that Khost's provincial representative was not present at the ACB meeting where the ...
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): Shaheen Military Corps in northern Balkh province rejected rumours regarding the introduction of new governor at the military facility. Hassan Ziae, spokesman for the Shaheen Military Corps, said the new Balkh governor was not brought to the facility for introduction and the ...
Atta Mohammad Noor, the ousted governor of Balkh, has ordered the removal of Engineer Mohammad Dawood, the newly-appointed governor of Balkh by President Ashraf Ghani. A letter obtained by TOLOnews shows that the order has been issued based on complaints by residents of Zaare district in ...
Jamiat-e-Islami Party on Tuesday said in reaction to the Independent Directorate of Local Governance's (IDLG) remarks over Atta Mohammad Noor's fate that the appointment of a new governor for Balkh province without a political agreement will have numerous negative consequences. Jamiat-e-Islami party's remarks ...
activists on Thursday said it would be betrayal if government officials in northern Balkh province stood against the government's decision of accepting Atta Mohammad Noor's resignation as governor. Two days back, Noor addressed a gathering of tribal elders and local politicians during which some civil ...
Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani on Monday announced the resignation of a powerful politician nicknamed “King of the North”, sidelining a rival but angering the politician's party who said he had been sacked. Atta Mohammad Noor, 54, had been Governor of Balkh Province since 2004 but had recently ...
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): One civilian was killed and two others wounded in a magnetic bomb blast in Mazar-i-Sharif, the capital of northern Balkh province, on Sunday, an official said. Deputy police Chief Col. Abdul Razaq Qaderi told Pajhwok Afghan News the explosion took place at around 11:00AM ...
activists and youth from Balkh province, who called on the president here. The visiting members in their talks supported infrastructure development projects, including TAPI, Chabahar port, railways, expansion of transit routes, the launch of air corridors, water management and transfer of energy from Central ...
“I think we regard that as an internal matter,” the State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert over latest development in Balkh Province. “One of the things that President Ghani has wanted to do is certainly crackdown on corruption. They have indicated that this is that would be a part of that,” she said.
He was expected to talk to journalists at the Balkh airport today, but sources close to the governor said he was not allowed despite reporters had been invited to the airport. Zamir Qayumi, secretary of Daud, told Pajhwok Afghan News that the governor was expected to talk to media at the Jalaluddin Balkhi ...
He said the suspects had gone to Mazar-e-Sharif City, in Balkh province following the incident. He added that police were chasing the suspects and arrested them in areas related to the Kabul-Baghlan Highway when they were on their way back to Kabul. The incident sparked anger among member of the ...
(MENAFN - Pajhwok Afghan News) MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): Twenty-five couples on Sunday tied the knot at a mass marriage event in the capital of northern Balkh province. The bridegrooms included a soldier. Arranged by the Provincial Information and Culture department, the mass marriage ...
A total of 25 couples celebrated their marriage in a mass wedding in the northern Balkh province on Sunday. Syed Hussain is one of those who got married in the mass ceremony, costing far less than a single wedding would have. Hussain was not able to get married for several years due to poverty and economic issues.
According to engineers of the Resolute Support, the project will be implemented in Kandahar and Balkh airports. “Building facilities are a huge part to be able to operate a successful Air Force. You need to have a good place to live and work as well,” said Alex Wright, TAAC-Air engineering adviser.
A woman has established a hospital in Mazar-e-Sharif city that offers free services to patients. So far she has treated over 100 patients. Farzana Mohammadi established the hospital after her husband died due to illness as a result of poverty. A number of civil society activists, doctors and local government ...
(EVAW) was celebrated on Saturday in the capital of northern Balkh province, where more than 400 cases of crimes against the gender were recorded this year. The ceremony marking the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (EVAW) in Mazar-i-Sharif city was attended by ...


 

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