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Floods in Kandahar leave six dead



(Last Updated On: August 24, 2022)

At least six people have died in flash floods in southern Kandahar province since Tuesday, local officials said Wednesday.

Mawlavi Taher, Maroof district police chief, in Kandahar, confirmed that six people had died in floods in parts of his district on Tuesday night.

He said the district’s security department compound was also destroyed in the floods.

Meanwhile, the Afghan Red Crescent Society (ARC), has provided 1.4 million AFN in cash assistance to flood-affected families in Mianshin district of Kandahar province.

According to ARC they have also so far helped 279 flood-affected families in Spinboldak district in Kandahar.

This comes after almost two weeks of heavy rain across southern and eastern provinces in the country.

Panjshir residents have also reported that heavy rain has caused widespread damage to properties in Dara and Abshar districts in the province.

Locals said heavy rain started falling on Tuesday night in Dara district and destroyed the Dara-e-Abdullah Khel road.

Officials from the disaster management department in Panjshir confirmed however that no casualties had been reported but that bridges and canals have been destroyed.

Weather officials have however warned of more rain to come over the next two days across eastern Afghanistan.


524 Afghans freed from Pakistani prisons return to Afghanistan



(Last Updated On: January 9, 2023)

Five hundred and twenty-four Afghans arrived in Spin Boldak district of Kandahar at around 10 pm on Sunday night after being freed from Pakistani prisons.

Officials in Kandahar met them, provided the necessary facilities for them and said they will return to their homes Monday morning.

“524 Afghans, including 54 women and 97 children, were released from the prisons of Karachi, and according to the instructions of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan, all expenses for transportation, food and clothing of the prisoners were paid by the embassy and consulate, and they will be sent to their homes,” said officials.

According to the governor’s media office, Afghans who have been released from Pakistani prisons have “many painful stories in their hearts” and have spoken out about the abuses committed by Pakistani officials.

At the same time, the Afghans are grateful to the leaders of the Islamic Emirate, who worked to secure their release, officials said.

The returnees were provided with health, food and transportation facilities upon their arrival in their country.

This comes after the Pakistani government stated that Afghans without valid visas need to leave the neighboring country by the end of 2022.

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IEA’s supreme leader meets with Ulema Council members



(Last Updated On: January 3, 2023)

The Supreme Leader of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA) Mawlawi Haibatullah Akhundzada held a consultative meeting with the heads, assistants and administrative officials of the Council of Ulemas of Kandahar, Helmand, Zabul, Nimroz, Farah, Paktika and Paktia provinces.

The deputy minister of hajj, deputy head of the supreme court and a number of members of the Religious Publications Supervision and Inspection Agency were also present at the meeting.

According to a statement released by the IEA’s spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid, during the meeting, the supreme leader gave necessary recommendations to the scholars and said: “You know better that Shura has an important place in Islam, the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace. Peace Be Upon Him used to consult with the Companions, and by consulting, the unity and consensus among Muslims is strengthened.”

He added: “Whoever consults, their mistakes will be less, and also the mistakes of the congregation will be less.”

According to the statement the Supreme Leader also praised the Council and Scholars.

“Many of the people’s problems have been solved by the councilors, and they should continue to pay attention to the solution of the people’s problems and pay more attention to their responsibilities in this regard; because the scholars are the group whose responsibility does not end until the Day of Judgment.”

The Supreme Leader also asked the Ulema and scholars to pay more attention to their responsibilities and fulfill their duties.

“Today, with the help of Allah Almighty, an Islamic system is ruling, if the scholars do not fulfill their responsibility properly; their burden of responsibility before Allah will be very heavy; Because the ground has been prepared for the calling of religion and the practice of knowledge and there is no obstacle before it,” he told the participants.

According to IEA’s spokesman, scholars were also consulted on the work of the Ulama councils and other issues and their suggestions were heard.

“Scholars have also provided important advice on establishing lasting relations between the Islamic Emirate and the people, solving people’s problems, bringing reforms in provincial institutions and further development,” Mujahid said in the statement.

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Pakistan opens fire on Afghan border crossing in Kandahar



(Last Updated On: October 20, 2022)

Pakistani forces opened fire at an Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA) check post in Kandahar province on Wednesday night and Thursday morning, local officials said.

Officials said that there had been a short clash between IEA forces and Pakistani forces in Spinboldak district of Kandahar.

Officials said Pakistani forces opened fire on the IEA at a check post for no reason.

IEA forces responded by firing back on Thursday morning.

According to officials, no damage nor casualties were reported.

Pakistani forces also fired off two mortars from across the Durand Line, officials said.

Officials said that due to the shelling, Chaman-Spin Boldak was closed for the movement of travellers for the moment.

However, Haji Zaid, the spokesman for the provincial governor’s office, confirmed the incident but said that at the moment the situation is under controll and the crossing has been reopened for the public.

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