Sheberghan


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Sheberghan

 

a city in northern Afghanistan, located at an oasis. Administrative centre of Jozjan Province. Population, 56,500 (1970). Sheberghan is a center for raising karakul sheep. There is rug making in the city. Some of the natural gas that is extracted near Sheberghan is sent by pipeline to the USSR.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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"The sides have already agreed a route that will run from Jaloliddini Balkhi and Panji Poyon districts in Tajikistan to Sherkhan Bandar, Kunduz, Mazor-I Sharif, Sheberghan, and Aqina-Andhoi in Afghanistan," the deputy minister said.
Taking to Twitter, he said the youth from Sheberghan, Bamian and Charikar made it clear that they wanted to be involved in the Afghan peace process.
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ACCORDING TO A 2015 SIGAR study, the U.S.-funded Task Force for Business and Stability Operations (TFBSO) "spent nearly $43 million to construct a compressed natural gas (CNG) automobile filling station in the city of Sheberghan, Afghanistan." A similar station in Pakistan "costs no more than $500,000 to construct," making the Afghan counterpart some 86 times as expensive.
When Daesh came to our area, they killed a lot of people because they said we'd helped the Taliban," said Masoma, a resident of the Aqsa area of Darzab who had taken his family to Sheberghan. But now the Taliban have returned and they're saying we helped Daesh.
He then finished sixth in the Navan maiden won by Coeur Sublime, from which a number of subsequent winners have emerged and in which he finished two lengths in front of SHEBERGHAN, Dermot Weld's runner today, which went on to win his maiden in Sligo and is 7lb better off with the selection this time.
He further informed that a body of a woman was found stuffed in a bag at Afghan-Gas Enterprise Blocks in Sheberghan city of Jowzjan province.
He deployed to Sheberghan for the first time on Christmas night (25 December) for a three-week mission.
This will include the construction of over 300 kilometers (km) of a 500 kilovolt (kV) transmission line connecting Sheberghan to Dashte Alwan and over 60 km of a 220 kV line from Andkhoy to Sheberghan.
Jawzjan province with Sheberghan as its capital 390 km North of Kabul is among relatively restive Afghan provinces where Taliban and ISIL terrorist groups are active, often carrying out attacks against the security forces.
The ring road connects Afghanistan's major regional centers like Heart, Kandahar, Maimana, Mazare-Sharif, Sheberghan and Kabul.
I had just returned from an arduous trek north, where I had interviewed the reclusive and notorious Afghan warlord Abdul Rashid Dostum in his Sheberghan stronghold.