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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 peace ...
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 telephone ...

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 in ...
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 to ...
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 police ...
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 new ...

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 Mosque ...
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 of ...
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 addressing ...
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.


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