By: Shakor Kamran , Date:17/10/2019
GARDEZ (Pajhwok): More votes have been cast in insecure districts of southeastern Paktia province than in relatively peaceful areas during last month’s presidential election,creating doubts in some people’s minds al... Read More
By: Shakor Kamran , Date:29/09/2019
GARDEZ (Pajhwok): Provincial authorities in southeastern Paktia province say the presidential ballot was conducted in a transparent manner in the province and people cast their votes fearlessly. During a press conf... Read More
By: Shakor Kamran , Date:29/09/2019
GARDIZ (Pajhwok): Residents of southeastern Paktia province say they voted during Saturday’s presidential election only for reaching peace and stability in the country. Paktia residents hope the new government woul... Read More

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4 campaigners of a candidate killed in Paktia

GARDIZ CITY (Pajhwok): Some abducted passengers in southeastern Paktia province have been released after an operation, Paktia police chief said. But Taliban claimed releasing the passengers by their own. 
Taliban gunmen have kidnapped dozens of passengers in Sayed Karam district of southeastern Paktia province on Saturday morning, local officials and residents said.
The residents said gunmen have taken passengers with them in Badam Kanda locality of the district around 6:00am.

GARDEZ (Pajhwok): Provincial council members and civil society activists say insecurity has increased in some districts of southeastern Paktia province owing to lack of coordination among security departments.
They say Afghan National Army (ANA) troops have no coordination with tribal elders, provincial departments and other entities in remote parts, where, as a result, the security situation is worsening with each passing day.

Paktiais located 120 kilometres south of capital Kabul close to Durand Line. Paktia is of great importance in terms of having underground riches, but the province is neglected in terms of conducting mining exploration survey there. 
Provincial petroleum and mining department says many mines have so far been detected in Paktia but fully could not be utilized. Some of them are as follow.
1 – Chromites:
Chromitesmines are located in ShnaZhawara area of Ahmad Abad, Tanga area of Janikhel, Sinjaklocality of Syed Karam and Makawa area of Zurmat districts.

GARZEZ (Pajhwok): Seven people have been killed as a result of a clash between two tribes over a land dispute in the Zazi Aryub district of southeastern Paktia province, a senior official said on Sunday.
Deputy Governor Abdul Wali Sahi told Pajhwok Afghan News the clash between Hamzakhel and Mulla Babakhel tribesmen started on Saturday.
Heading a delegation to the area, Sahi said seven people had been killed and several others wounded during the firefight.

GARDEZ (Pajhwok): A number provincial council members in southeastern Paktika province on Sunday alleged employees of custom office of massive corruption and demanded an immediate action against those involved in graft.

But officials said increase in the revenue by the custom department was a proof of transparency.


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