Tolo News: The Afghan government is reportedly working on a plan to create five new provinces in the country, rising the number of provinces to 39 from the current 34. The Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG) has confirmed the plan, but has not revealed details. Sources said that government might declare Shinwar district of Nangarhar, Jaghori district of Ghazni, Shindand district of Herat, Pamir region of Badakhshan and a district in Farah as new provinces. The provinces are located in the country’s four zones – central, eastern, western, southern and northern zones. Click here to read more (external link).