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USAID contributes additional $2.5 million to Northern Waziristan’s Displaced People in Khost and Paktika

The United States Agency For International Development (USAID) contributed an additional $2.5m this week for emergency food assistance to 15,000 displaced families from Northern Waziristan residing in Khost and Paktika provinces of Afghanistan. USAID continues to work with the United

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Young Afghans determined to rebuild war-torn country

While others make plans to flee, a new generation of educated young Afghans who have tasted new freedoms in post-Taliban times are determined to stay and rebuild their war-ravaged nation. With the vast majority of foreign troops withdrawing by the

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Radio station lives through director’s legacy

On the outskirts of a medium-sized town in Orgun district of Paktika stands a 200-foot symbol of freedom.  The symbol is not a statue or a memorial in the traditional sense.  To some who knew Saadim Khan, it is a memorial to

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Needy families in Paktika receive wheat

According to the Pajhwok Afghan News, the agriculture department of Paktika has received the lists of needy families from local councils and the process of distributing wheat to deserving families has launched. Each family will receive 100kg of wheat. Up

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Paktika farmers call on government for saffron cultivation training

Paktika farmers want to switch to growing saffron as the best alternative to the illicit crop, poppy. The farmers are seeking the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock to provide saffron seeds and training programs for them. The province offers

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Two Afghan government officials sentenced to prison for embezzlement

Paktika’s revenue officer and agriculture director, alleged for embezzlement in government funds, are awarded six and seven year imprisonment respectively. According to the chief of the urban court Khan Zaman Yaqubi’s verdict, the agriculture director with convenience of revenue officer

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Paktika’s newly constructed water dam and canal

Funded by the United States, a 400m canal and a small dam are built in Sharan city, the capital of southeastern Paktia province. The projects, costing USD 48,000, were carried out by the Central Asia Development Group (CADG). A leading

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Boycott against Pakistan’s Currency in Paktika

Businessmen and shopkeepers in southeastern Paktika province on Tuesday promised a boycott of the Pakistani currency that was causing them losses. According to the shopkeepers’ association head Gulzada, the Pakistani rupee and the US dollar were the key reason behind

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Boycott against Pakistan's Currency in Paktika

Businessmen and shopkeepers in southeastern Paktika province on Tuesday promised a boycott of the Pakistani currency that was causing them losses. According to the shopkeepers’ association head Gulzada, the Pakistani rupee and the US dollar were the key reason behind

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