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Provincial office of the Independent Election Commission (IEC) says the voter registration process is running slow in Paktia province as a low number ofpeople have so far registered their names since Saturday when the process was kicked off across the country. At least 1,300 people have registered their ...
Speaking at a ceremony to launch the voter registration process in Gardez city on Saturday, Paktia governor called on the Taliban to support the move and to not stop people from going to polling centers. Paktia governor Shamim Khan Katawazi called on the Taliban to participate in the process and to ...

Information obtained by TOLOnews show that at least 70 madrassas, religious schools, are operating illegally in Paktia province, in the east of Afghanistan, where thousands of students are receiving education. Paktia governor Shamim Khan Katawazi said a commission has been assigned to register the ...
According to MAIL officials, last year Paktia fields yielded 18kg of high quality saffron. MAIL spokesman Akbar Rustami said they have plans to increase cultivation of saffron in Paktia. Rustami said this year they will distribute over 1,000kg of saffron bulbs to farmers in the province. “This year we will distribute 245 tons of ...
Paktia officials said that in the past four years 13 girl's schools closed down in insecure parts of the province. The provincial education department said the schools closed due to insurgent's threats and the spread of insecurity. In this episode of Nima Rooz, host Shogufa Danish discusses the topic with ...
GARDEZ (Pajhwok): President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, accompanied by a number of ministers, arrived in southeastern Paktia province on Sunday. The president will meet officials of the 203rd Thunder Military Corps besides addressing a gathering in Gardez, the provincial capital. Ghani will inaugurate ...

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani left Kabul on Sunday for Paktia province where he will inaugurate a number of key projects, the Presidential Palace said in a statement. According to the statement Ghani is in Paktia to inaugurate the Paktia sub-station power project, the Gardez-Zurmat Road, a new housing ...
Paktia local officials said that in the past four years thirteen girl's schools closed down in insecure parts of the province. The provincial education department said the schools closed due to insurgent's threats and the spread of insecurity. “The security problems have caused some girl students to stop going to ...
He termed the proposed construction of buildings for 40 schools in Paktia this new year as a huge progress, but said assistance from donor agencies, international community and countries remained crucial for development of the vital sector. “Currently 75 percent of schools are without buildings, it is a ...
A MoD statement said 99 rebels were killed, 38 wounded and 15 suspects detained during the period in Nangarhar, Laghman, Kapisa, Ghazni, Paktika, Paktia, Kandahar, Zabul, Uruzgan, Badghis, Farah, Takhar, Kunduz and Helmand provinces. Nearly 40 militants were killed in Kandahar's Maiwand and ...
Similar, four rebels were killed and three others wouned in Balablok district of Farah, four Taliban fighters were killed and three others wounded in Gilan district of Ghazni, four insurgents killed and three others wounded in Gomal district of Paktika and Khwaza district of Paktia. In past 24 hours, 10 planed ...
(MENAFN - Pajhwok Afghan News) KABUL (Pajhwok): The Youth Jirga from Loya Paktia has thrown its weight behind the issuance of electronic National Identity Cards (e-NICs) and demanded legal action against those trying to sabotage the national process. Abdul Hakem Safi, head of the Youth Loya ...
in southeastern Paktia province say nothing fundamental has been done to improve women's living standard and past projects in this regard have little impact. Aisha, a resident of Ahmadkhel district, told Pajhwok Afghan News that women in remote areas of the province were backward and the government ...
GARDIZ (Pajhwok): Most of private hospitals, clinics, pharmacies and drug importing companies in southeastern Paktia province are operating without having legal documents. Pajhwok Afghan News learnt that five of nine private hospitals and 19 of 25 medicines importing companies in Paktia province are ...
“This year, the harvest of black pine nuts was good, from about three provinces, Paktia, Paktika and Khost, we had about 40,000 to 45,000 tons of the crop, which was exported to Pakistan; Pakistan then exported this to China and other countries under their own name,” said Rahmatullah Mukhlis, a pine nut businessman in ...
GARDEZ (Pajhwok): A well-equipped tuberculosis diagnosis and treatment center has been opened in southeastern Paktia province, an official said on Saturday. Dr. Wilayat Khan Ahmadzai, the provincial public health info-icon director, told Pajhwok Afghan News the TB treatment facility was equipped ...
The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to speak to the media. Also Thursday, missiles fired from U.S. drone slammed into a vehicle in Afghanistan's eastern Paktia province, killing four militants, said Shah Mohammad Aryan, a spokesman for the provincial chief police.

(MENAFN - Pajhwok Afghan News) GARDEZ (Pajhwok): Hundreds of residents of the Dand Patan border district of southeastern Paktia province on Tuesday protested against what they claimed €œmovements€ of Pakistani troops along the Durand Line and fencing of the border. Few days back, Pakistan ...
GARDEZ (Pajhwok): Public representatives in southeastern Paktia province say recent high casualty attacks in the country were against Islam and humanity, urging increased security measures to prevent such incidents in future. The members of the Provincial Council believed the recent attacks were ...
activists of the Zadran tribe from Paktia province late on Monday. The elders spoke on behalf of others and said the Zadran tribe had always offered sacrifices to protect and defend their homeland but they had been forgotten in terms of privileges, the statement said. However, they praised efforts of the High ...
A militant attack, also including a suicide car bomb, was underway in eastern Paktia province's capital, Gardez, where insurgents targeted a police training center. According Hamidullah Hamidi, a senior official at the primary hospital in Paktia, at least 33 dead bodies had been brought in following the attack ...
Heavy clashes broke out early Monday morning between Afghan and Pakistani security forces in eastern Paktia province, local security officials confirmed. The clashes started in Dand-e-Patan district of the province and both sides are using heavy weapons, officials said. “The clashes started after the Afghan and foreign ...
GARDIZ (Pajhwok): Most of private hospitals, clinics, pharmacies and drug importing companies in southeastern Paktia province are operating without having legal documents. Pajhwok Afghan News learnt that five of nine private hospitals and 19 of 25 medicines importing companies in Paktia province are ...
“This year, the harvest of black pine nuts was good, from about three provinces, Paktia, Paktika and Khost, we had about 40,000 to 45,000 tons of the crop, which was exported to Pakistan; Pakistan then exported this to China and other countries under their own name,” said Rahmatullah Mukhlis, a pine nut ...
GARDEZ (Pajhwok): A well-equipped tuberculosis diagnosis and treatment center has been opened in southeastern Paktia province, an official said on Saturday. Dr. Wilayat Khan Ahmadzai, the provincial public health info-icon director, told Pajhwok Afghan News the TB treatment facility was equipped ...
GARDEZ (Pajhwok): Hundreds of residents of the Dand Patan border district of southeastern Paktia province on Tuesday protested against what they claimed “movements” of Pakistani troops along the Durand Line info-icon and fencing of the border. Few days back, Pakistan info-icon started installing ...
“There are cases where women are killed and buried, but government does not ask about it,” Paktia senator Fawzia Sadaat Samkanai said. Although AIHRC said local officials failed to prevent the Soraya incident, the interior ministry says they have now arrested seven people in connection with the case.
GARDEZ, Afghanistan, Feb. 5 (Xinhua) -- At least 11 people sustained injuries, some in critical conditions after two passenger vehicles collided on a road in the eastern Paktia province on Monday, a traffic police official said. Blaming reckless driving for the accident, the official who declined to be identified ...
Fighting between the army and armed opposition groups regularly forces many people across Afghanistan to flee their homes in search of safety. In the eastern province of Paktia, most of the displaced families have sought refuge in the provincial capital of Gardez. After fleeing in a hurry, taking only very few ...
On October 20, at least 12 suspected militants were reportedly killed in a drone strike in Afghanistan's Paktia province. According to sources, a suspected United States (US) drone fired six missiles, killing 12 militants. In the same month, Jamaat-ul-Ahrar chief Umar Khalid Khorasani along with nine of his ...
activists of the Zadran tribe from Paktia province late on Monday. The elders spoke on behalf of others and said the Zadran tribe had always offered sacrifices to protect and defend their homeland but they had been forgotten in terms of privileges, the statement said. However, they praised efforts of the High ...
According to Dawn news, in November 2017, three suspected militants were killed in another drone strike targeting a militant compound in Afghanistan's Paktia province near the Pak-Afghan border. Dawn news reports that drone strikes have surged in Kurram in the wake of US President Donald Trump's ...
GARDEZ (Pajhwok): One civilian was killed and another wounded in a magnetic bomb blast in Gardez, the capital of southeastern Paktia province, on Saturday morning, an official said. Abdullah Hasrat, the governor's spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News the explosion took place on the limits of 2nd ...
's rights activists of southeastern Paktia province say they are not happy and satisfied with the number of women working in the provincial public sector. Women activist say the presence of female government employees in Paktia is trivial and the gender is denied the opportunity to work. Local officials say ...
GARDEZ (Pajhwok): Official in southeastern Paktia province say a power dam would be constructed at a cost of $20 million in Ahmadkhel district. Governor Shamim Khan Katawazai said during a visit to the district about $20 million had been allocated for Narai Khwlai power dam. Katawazaid added the ...
KABUL, Jan. 10 (Xinhua) -- Up to 14 insurgents were killed and eight others injured since Afghan security forces launched an operation in Paktia province, east of Afghanistan on Tuesday, the Interior Ministry said Wednesday. "Afghan National Security and Defense Forces (ANSDF) has carried out a ...
Without going into details, he said the Taliban were ready for peace negotiations, as indicated by the release of 14 security personnel by the insurgent group in the Janikhel district of Paktia. He also denied a former intelligence chief's claim that Gilani transported a notorious leader from Pakistan to Kabul for ...
He also said insurgents have released 14 Afghan security force members who were held captive for two days by the insurgents in Janekhil district of eastern Paktia province. This came about due to the mediation efforts by the Mangal tribe. Anas Haqqani, one of the leaders of the Haqqani network, was ...
(MENAFN - Afghanistan Times) AT-KABUL: The National Directorate of Security (NDS) operatives have detained a five-member group of Haqqani network in southeasten Paktia province, the NDS said on Tuesday. In a statement issued NDS, said the militants who had received military training across the ...
GARDEZ (Pajhwok): Deputy Commander of Border Police Squad Hameed Gul has been allegedly beaten and injured by the bodyguards of Paktia governor. He told Pajhwok Afghan News the bodyguards of Governor Shamim Khan Katawazai beaten him with buttstock and spear at the first check-point of ...
The dam has been built on the Jelga River in Paktia province. Work will however start soon by the Russian company that was awarded the contract. “The contract was terminated due to problems in speed and work quality,” Osmani said. “The Paktia people really wanted this dam to be built and I think their demands will be ...
From a big number of Hindu and Sikh citizens of Afghanistan who lived in Paktia province, in the east of the country, only three have remained in the province while the remaining have left during and after the civil war. The three Hindu and Sikh residents of Paktia said their properties and lands were ...
Officials from Ministry of Energy and Water said a Russian company will resume construction of Machalgho dam in Paktia province. ... Paktia provincial council members said the pervious contractor had received 30 percent of the project's fund, but even five percent of the work was not completed.
KABUL, Nov. 3 (Xinhua) -- A Russian company has won the contract for the construction of a dam called "Machalgho Dam" in the eastern Paktia province, a local television channel Tolo reported on Friday. "Work for the construction of Machalgho Dam will kick off within the next one month," the media outlet ...
A militant attack, also including a suicide car bomb, was underway in eastern Paktia province's capital, Gardez, where insurgents targeted a police training center. According Hamidullah Hamidi, a senior official at the primary hospital in Paktia, at least 33 dead bodies had been brought in following the attack ...
GARDEZ, Afghanistan, Sept. 30 (Xinhua) -- At least 10 militants were killed and six others wounded, following a counterattack by Afghan forces against militants in Afghanistan's eastern province of Paktia, said a statement of provincial government released here Saturday. "Hundreds of militants attacked ...
airstrike killed four insurgents in Ahmadabad district of southeastern Paktia province, the governor's house said in a statement on Wednesday. A Humvee vehicle the insurgents had stolen was also destroyed during the air raid that took place in Zargul Tangi area of Ahmadabad district, the statement said.
Also Thursday, missiles fired from U.S. drone slammed into a vehicle in Afghanistan's eastern Paktia province, killing four militants, said Shah Mohammad Aryan, a spokesman for the provincial chief police. The strike took place in the mountainous Barmal district of Paktia province, where fighters from both ...
Officials and activists in Paktia have criticised the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) as ineffective and poorly managed. Some argued that few Afghans in the eastern province were aware of the organisation's existence, let alone had benefitted from its work. Other claimed that ...
KABUL, Nov. 26 (Xinhua) -- Seven militants of Haqqani group were killed following an airstrike in the eastern Afghan province of Paktia, ...


 

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