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updated Tue. December 26, 2023

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 ...


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