KABUL (Pajhwok): Ghazni is one of Afghanistan’s ancient, populous 2nd-grade provinces, located 145 kilometers west of the central capital Kabul. It has a rich history, ancient sites and enormous mineral wealth. .
The province, which lies on the Kabul–Kandahar highway, has historically served as a commercial hub. Ghazni usually remains hot in the summer and cold in the winter. The temperature in the winter dips to -30 degree centigrade.