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A pharmacy in Gardez stocks generic drugs. Patients and health practitioners are growing alarmed by the amount of poor-quality drugs smuggled into the province from Pakistan. (photo: Haqmal Masoodzai)
A pharmacy in Gardez stocks generic drugs. Patients and health practitioners are growing alarmed by the amount of poor-quality drugs smuggled into the province from Pakistan. (photo: Haqmal Masoodzai)
A pharmacy in Gardez stocks generic drugs. Patients and health practitioners are growing alarmed by the amount of poor-quality drugs smuggled into the province from Pakistan. (photo: Haqmal Masoodzai)
Health

Expired drugs flood into border provinces

Haqmal Masoodzai
Health services in Paktia are deteriorating due to the sale of poor-quality medicine smuggled from Pakistan.
3.11.2015
The innovators

Safety first

Zarwali Khoshnood
A student at Khost Technical Institute has created an electronic door that automatically closes when it detects bullets.
30.10.2015
Labour

Cabinet reviews Afghans' time off

Khalil Rahman Omaid
A new labour bill attempts to raise national productivity by changing the two-day weekend in Afghanistan to reflect international standards.
20.10.2015
Construction

The decline of Helmand's industrial powerhouse

Zianullah Stanikzia
Once the largest factory in Afghanistan, the Chah-e Anjir construction company has fallen into disuse after decades of war, looting and neglect.
16.10.2015
The many sides of the Af-Pak border (photo: Uzra Shamal) The many sides of the Af-Pak border (photo: Uzra Shamal) The many sides of the Af-Pak border (photo: Uzra Shamal)
Money laundering

Cash in

Farid Shinwari
Millions of dollars in foreign currency are smuggled across the border to Afghanistan every month, despite more stringent border checks.
15.10.2015
The nuts and bolts: materials used to make local variants of Afghan Device (Photos: Dr. Ismail Wardak)
The innovators
Afghan Device healing bone-by-bone
19.12.2012  |  Business
Inventor Rajab Ali Andishmand's drone - in his living room. (Photos: Massood Momin)
The innovators
Trials of a trailblazer
22.11.2012  |  Business
Supporting NATO keeps hundreds of logistics companies in work. Here a civilian truck passes British troops unloading coils of razor wire in Kandahar. (Photo: Nick Allen) Cover photo: Civilians syphon off fuel from an overturned tanker in the Salang Pass north of Kabul. (Photo: Wafa Wafaurahman) 
Logistic fortunes of war
16.08.2012  |  Business
Not Gul Seema, but a member of the many families across Afghanistan who, despite legal, moral and religious considerations, grow poppy to survive. (Photos: Atal)
The Kunar poppy split
12.07.2012  |  Business
Family business: Rasool's son stands beside parts of a new windpump as they are being welded together (Photos: Rahimi)
The innovators
Second wind for farmers
3.07.2012  |  Business
Electronic locksmith Khairkhewa, left, before he graduated last year. (Photos: Private)
The innovators
Unlocking a mental revolution
11.06.2012  |  Business
Esmatullah's shop 'Irfan Coolers' is ialmost submerged under stacks of coolers awaiting purchase. (Photos: Omaid)
The innovators
Cooling it in Helmand
16.05.2012  |  Business
Waiting for a potent investor with modern technology: Workers at a gas field in Shiberghan. (Photos: Böge) 
Curse or blessing?
25.03.2012  |  Business
Classes continue but the university has no permanent premises. Here students sit exams in rented office space adjoining a noisy food market in Ghazni city. (Photos: Alizada)
The drifting university
19.03.2012  |  Business
Unlucky dip? A makeshift medicine stall in Jalalabad (Photos: Sharifi)
Impurely medicinal
10.01.2012  |  Business
In the northern provinces, large parts of the yield have been destroyed by drought. (Photo: UNHCR)
Vicious circle of debt
31.12.2011  |  Business
Trade officials have for months been unable to unjam the terms of the signed transit agreement, leaving many vehicles stranded. (Photos: Sahar Majeed) 
Stuck in transit
28.12.2011  |  Business
Wasted Aid
4.12.2011  |  Business
The volume of traffiic through the pass has spawned many cafes and stores at the border. (Photos: Atal)
Carrying on up the Khyber
30.11.2011  |  Business
Thirsty work: US Marines unloading water supplies in Helmand. (Photo: Allen)
When the market dries up
10.09.2011  |  Business
Ghori I is the only active cement factory in Afghanistan despite the lucrative market in the country. (Photos: Nasrat Parsa)
A loss-making cash cow
6.07.2011  |  Business