The residents of Sankar area of Dasht-e Barchi, along with the other facilities of modern living, have also lacked the electricity. The government has installed the electricity cable towers in this area
Mohammad Nadir, son of one of these three folk singers, told Salam Watandar that his father, Wali Mohammad, with his friends, Tela Mohammad Takhari and Ghulam Shah have been captured by Taliban after they traveled to Iskamesh district to sing in a party, three days ago.
KABUL (SW): The Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission’s regional office has noted that violence against women has increased by 21.8 percent in comparison to the previous year.
KABUL (SW): After multiple debates over the draft Annual Budget 2018-19, the Wolesi Jirga (lower house) on Wednesday approved it with a majority vote with the exception of only 30 red cards.
A program called the ‘open services’ has been created in Helmand to solve people’s problems, and currently, 4 advisors have been working in this program in the center of Helmand, and ‘Girishk’ district.
KABUL (SW): Aid agencies in Afghanistan have called for aid worth at least US$430 million this year to help the most vulnerable girls, women, boys and men across the country.
GARDEZ (SW): A longstanding feud over land between the Kharoti and Mangal tribes has finally been resolved in Paktia province after 24 years.
FAIZABAD (SW): Local official in Badakhshan province have vowed actions would be taken to safeguard locals and their livestock from the attacks of snow leopard.
TALUQAN (SW): A special market place for and by women is set to be established in Takhar province.
GARDEZ (SW): Civil society activists in Paktia fear ongoing construction work in winter for development projects has undermined the quality and sustainability of the projects.
KABUL (SW): The selection committee of the Independent Election Commission (IEC) has shortlisted 3 out of nine candidates for the chairmanship of the electoral commission.
Officials at Istiqlal hospital said that more than 400 burned patients have been admitted to this hospital from October 2016 to October 2017.
GHOR (SW): An explosion in Ghor province on Friday killed a child and injured 6 other people.
KABUL (SW): One year on since the outsourcing of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ consular services to the private sector company Grand Technology Resources (GTR), citizens have expressed content with the change.
KABUL (SW): On the basis of the peace agreement with the Hezb-e Islami Party (HI) led by Gulbadin Hekmatyar, the government on Friday released 75 of the HI detainees.
The selection committee of Independent Election Commission (IEC) eventually arranged the test for nine candidates for the position of election commission chair.
KANDAHAR (SW): The Kanadahar Independent Land Authority (KILA) has claimed it has reclaimed more than 112 thousand acres of land out of 387 thousand acres seized land since 2009.
LOGAR (SW): Hundreds of children have been working on the streets, and in the markets in a number of districts in Logar province due to poverty and inevitable pressure of their families.
KABUL (SW): At least 1382 civilians got killed and 2360 others got wounded in different security incidents across the country during the last 8 months of 2017.
KABUL (SW): The findings of a joint panel of six commissions of the Wolesi Jirga (lower house) have showed 11 petroleum products importing companies have evaded taxes worth $32 million in the past 4 years.
KABUL (SW): President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has said media should expose those interfering in appointment of security personnel.
TAKHAR (SW): Hazrat Gul Farkhari, Traffic Police Chief of Takhar Province, has told Salam Watandar more than 40,000 undocumented vehicles are plying the streets in the province.
PUL-I-ALAM (SW): Hundreds of nomad community members on Tuesday blocked the main highway linking capital Kabul with Khost, Logar and Paktia provinces.
KABUL (SW): The Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MoRRD) on Sunday inked deal with the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) for clean water supply in rural parts of Afghanistan.
TALUQAN (SW): Based on an investigative report by Salam Watandar, police in Takhar province have taken action against child labor in the Taqcha Khana Salt Mine in Namakabd district of the province.
KUNDUZ (SW): Officials at the Kunduz Provincial Council have said that more than 65% of private hospitals in Kunduz operate without permits.
JAWZJAN (SW): A number of provincial council members and some residents in five districts in Jawzjan province have claimed many patients have died in this province due to the lack of female doctors and enough medicine.
KABUL (SW): If you ever watch Kabul from the top of a hill, you would wonder how you have survived in a city covered by a thick layer of smoke and dust.
KABUL (SW): Gulbadin Hekmatyar, the leader of the Hezb-e-Islami party, said that creation of coalition governments and division of power based on ethnic groups have often resulted in divisions.
Jamila Amini, a member of Farah Provincial Council, told Salam Watandar that the Taliban have abducted give passengers today (Thursday) from Shiwan area of Balabulak district.
BAGHLAN (SW): A number of civil society activists in Baghlan told Salam Watandar that a local Hezb-e-Islami commander has been extorting hundreds of thousands of afghanis monthly from Karkar and Duodkash mines in Baghlan province.
KHOST CITY (SW): A feud over land in Khost province has sparked concerns over an armed clash between the locals and nomads.
The officials and the students of private educational institutions protested against the Ministry of the Higher Education.
KABUL (SW): The President’s legislative decree concerning the inclusion of the term “Afghan” on the face of the proposed ‘biometric identity cards’ was again challenged by some members in the Wolesi Jirga (lower house) on Wednesday.
KABUL (SW): The U.S. President Donald Trump began the New Year by launching an attack on Pakistan in his first tweet of 2018.
KABUL (SW): A meeting between representatives of the Presidential Palace (Arg) and the Jamiat-e-Islami party over Atta Mohammad Noor’s resignation was held today (Tuesday).
GHOR (SW): The Taliban have kidnapped five health workers including a woman in Ghor province.
GHOR (SW): An endemic pneumonia outbreak in Ghor province has claimed the lives of over 50 children in nine months.
KABUL (SW): A number of civil society activists in Kabul on Saturday said they do not accept the term ‘Afghan’ on the face of the proposed biometric identity cards.
KABUL (SW): The National Environment Protection Agency (NEPA) on Saturday pronounced the levels of Particulate Matter (PM) or particle pollution in the air in Kabul to be alarmingly high.
Residents of provinces of Helmand and Nimruz said that after the Chabahar port has been opened, Taliban have increased their activity in the district of Ghorghori in Nimruz which is located on the main highway in the province.
Badakhshan Provincial Hospital (BPH) has been collaborating with the French Hospital in Kabul since 2010 and has been treating the patients remotely who otherwise cannot be treated locally in BPH.
Health officials in Badghis said over 100,000 residents of three districts are deprived of health services due to shutdown of health centers by Taliban.
KABUL (SW): According to the Jamiat-e-Islami party, the U.S. Embassy in Kabul has called for a political settlement to the rift created between the JI and the Arg (Presidential Palace) over resignation of Balkh governor Atta Mohammad Noor.
The annual report of NAI-Supporting Open Media in Afghanistan showed that 2017 has been a bloody year for journalists and media staff in Afghanistan.
JALALABAD (SW): Unidentified armed men robbed a currency exchange market in Jalalabad on Wednesday, killing one person (a money changer), and injuring several others, despite taking all their money with them.
Kabul streets have been hit by heavy traffic congestions for months, so you have to add another hour to cover half an hour trip.
GHAZNI (SW): Journalism is essentially a challenging profession. However, working with the media organizations in a country such as Afghanistan, brings even more challenges with it.
HELMAND (SW): A suicide attack left 14 soldiers injured at around 3 pm today (Wednesday) in Helmand.
GHAZNI (SW): Rahmatullah Raihan, Director of Azadi printing press in Ghazni, told Salam Watandar that his printing house has three printing machines, however, its two machines are out of order, and only one is working.