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People complain about rising market prices – Nangarhar

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(Last Updated On: March 31, 2020)

Following the outbreak of Coronavirus and increase in its positive cases in Afghanistan, many provinces have been quarantined. The residents of Nangarhar complain about the rise in the prices of raw materials saying that the government doesn’t pay attention in controlling the market.

Since the outbreak of Coronavirus in Afghanistan, the government has restricted commuting in the cities.

People in Jalalabad eastern city of Afghanistan urge the government to take serious actions in controlling the economy.

Most of the stores, supermarkets, shops have been closed in eastern Nangarhar province, and there is a remarkable decrease in crowds.

The governor of Nangarhar said that controlling the prices in the market in the time of emergency was a tough job.

This comes as the outbreak of COVID-19 has surprised many countries, yet most of the developed countries have been able to control the situation – thanks to their wealthy economy.

The Afghan government said that a charity fund, “Corona Fund”, has been established to help the needy. So far, 100,000 USD and 450,000 AFN have been donated to this fund.

This comes as Nangarhar has reported one positive case of the COVID-19 so far. Yet the government has announced severe restrictions to help prevent the outbreak of the virus.

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Ghani orders establishment of new council to empower Afghan women

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President Ashraf Ghani on Thursday signed a decree to establish is High Council for Women aimed at empowering Afghan women.

“President Ashraf Ghani, in accordance with the national constitution, issued a decree to establish the Women’s High Council,” the president’s office said in a statement.

According to the statement, the Council will be led by Ghani and will focus on “women empowerment ensuring women’s rights.”

“The Council will be led by H.E the President and will focus on women empowerment, ensuring women’s rights, increasing coordination with our international partners, and better policy execution,” the statement said.

Based on the decree 26 representatives from different sectors of society will be members of the Council.

“Based on the decree, including the female deputy provincial governors, women advocates, and civil activists, 26 representatives from governmental entities and non-government organizations will be the members of the Council,” read the statement.

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Historical Takhar school gutted in blaze

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The historical Abus Osman Taloqani High School in Takhar province was believed to have been intentionally set on fire on Thursday, local officials confirmed.

Abu Osman Taloqani High School, in the provincial capital Taloqan, was destroyed in the blaze.

Currently about 3,000 students are registered at the education facility.

Footage on social media Thursday showed how chairs, desks, documents, and books inside the building were completely destroyed.

Takhar education officials have not yet commented on the incident and no group or individual has claimed responsibility for setting fire to the school.

The Taliban, however, denied any involvement in the incident, saying that the group had nothing to with the fire at the school which is located close to police and NDS headquarters in Taloqan.

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Kapisa police official killed in Taliban attack

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Taliban militants gunned down an Afghan police official on Thursday in Parwan province, a local official confirmed.

Abdul Shayiq Shurish, a spokesman for Kapisa police told Ariana News that Suliaman, the battalion commander of Kapisa police brigade, was killed by the Taliban at around 9 a.m. Thursday in Sayad village of Parwan.

Meanwhile, a clash broke out between the Afghan forces and the insurgents in Shaker village in the Tagab district of Kapisa at around 12:30 a.m. Thursday.

Shurish said, at least two local army soldiers were killed and another one was wounded in the battle.

Four civilians including women and children were also injured in the clash, he added.

Shurish claimed that the Afghan forces have inflicted casualties on the Taliban, saying that details yet to be determined.

The Taliban yet to comment on the incidents.

It comes as the intra-Afghan talks are expected to start next week in Doha, where the government and the Taliban delegations would negotiate a political settlement for ending the conflict in the war-weary country.

The government negotiating team is expected to negotiate a comprehensive ceasefire in the first round of talks.

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