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More than 90% of Badghis farmers affected by drought

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(Last Updated On: February 23, 2022)

Badghis provincial officials said that more than 90 percent of farmers in the province have been badly affected by droughts but recent rain and snowfalls have been a welcome development for them.

“Badghis relies on agriculture. People have suffered losses because of the [droughts affecting] agriculture. Fifty percent of the people have left the districts, and gone to other cities or other provinces,” said Saleh Pordal, head of Qadis district.

“We are losing the rain and snow water. If we build small dams, the land will be changed [and become more fertile],” said Jalaludin, an agricultural analyst.
Farmers however are optimistic about the current rain and snowfall levels, and called on the government to support them.

“There was a lack of water last year. We lost our all crops. The upcoming year will be good, because a lot of snow and rain has fallen this year,” said Asmatullah, a farmer.

“The agriculture is better this year, because a lot of snow and rain has fallen,” said Bari Dad, another farmer.

Farmers in the province say that more than 90 percent of local farmers rely on rain and snow, but have said this year could be a good one for farmers.

“We have distributed seeds and some black and white fertilizers to farmers in the province, some partner institutions distributed the aid and encouraged the people,” said Mawlavi Raz Mohammad, deputy head of the agriculture, irrigation & livestock department of the province.

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IEA supreme leader meets Kabul religious scholars 

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(Last Updated On: August 3, 2022)

A group of 50 religious scholars from Kabul province met with the supreme leader of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA), Mawlavi Haibatullah Akhundzada, in Kandahar to discuss problems faced by Kabul residents and women’s rights issues.

The meeting took place at the request of the leader of the IEA.

Religious scholars have asked the supreme leader to pay special attention to education and to make changes in the curriculum if necessary.

The scholars also discussed women’s rights within the framework of Islamic Sharia and the issue of girls’ education. The supreme leader assured the religious scholars that the problems of the capital will be taken care of.

“The main purpose of this meeting was to solve the problems of the capital city and to convey his orders to the people from the pulpit of mosques and through scholars,” said Nada Mohammad Nadim, governor of Kabul.

Scholars said they addressed the issue of women’s problems, and respecting women’s rights within the framework of Islam, and the revision of school curriculum.

“For the supreme leader, there is no difference between mujahid and non-mujahid, and everyone has equal rights,” said Abdul Hamid Hamasi, a religious scholar.

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Daesh hideout destroyed in Kunduz province, 3 killed in operation 

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(Last Updated On: July 17, 2022)

At least three Daesh members were killed during an operation by Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA) Special Forces in Kunduz province on Saturday night. 

Spokesman for the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA), Zabiullah Mujahid, said the operation was carried out in the Qanjagha area in Imam Sahib district.

According to Mujahid five others were also arrested during the operation. 

He said the group were responsible for the recent rocket attack into Uzbekistan and Tajikistan.

In a video published by the IEA, one of the arrested Daesh members confessed to having fired off rockets into Uzbekistan and Tajikistan. 

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IEA’s acting minister of foreign affairs visits Badakhshan province

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(Last Updated On: July 14, 2022)

Local officials in Badakhshan say that Amir Khan Muttaqi, Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs, arrived in the province on Wednesday in order to assess the challenges faced by residents.

Mazuddin Ahmadi, the head of information and culture of Badakhshan, said Ahmadullah Wasiq, the head of National Radio and Television, is also accompanying Muttaqi, and they have discussed the challenges and problems of the people of this province with the heads of government departments and local authorities.

According to Ahmadi, the issues of how to establish good relations between the ethnic groups living on both sides of the border between Tajikistan and Afghanistan, solving border problems through diplomacy, good relations between the forces of the Islamic Emirate and the people, examining the economic problems of the people and solving the problems of education has taken place.

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