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President Ghani meets Paktika residents

President Ghani meeting a number of Paktika elders, Ulama and provincial council representatives

KABUL: During his visit to Paktika, President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met a number of the province’s elders, Ulama, provincial council representatives, youth and women in Sharana city, the Presidential Palace said in a statement the other day.
At the outset, welcoming the president and his accompanying delegation, Paktika governor Mohammad IlyasWahdat and head of the provincial council Bakhtiar Gul presented information about the completed and underwork projects, according to the statement.
They stressed that Paktika people problems and suggestions should be seriously paid attention, the statement added.
The president said today, Paktika would promote to the second grade province, adding an administrative complex, meetings hall, a place for women praying ceremony and schools for girls would be constructed in Sharana and Urgoun.
Sharana hospital would be promoted to 150-bed hospital, the president stated.
Furthermore, Paktika University would be independent with two faculties and its surrounding wall would be constructed.
The president instructed Paktika, Paktia, Khost, Logar and MaidanWardak governors to jointly arrange and implement a security plan, adding they should further cooperate and coordinate with each other in highways’ safety, the statement continued.
The president said special attention would be paid to Paktika forests and a center would be established to process pine-nuts in that province. He added one or two power dams would also be constructed in Paktika province.
Paktika people believe in democracy, the president said, asking the electoral commissions to ensure transparency in announcing elections results. He stressed that the commissions should respect people’s clean votes.
He also asked the Taliban to give up war and cut their relations with strangers and join their homeland.
According to another report, President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani also met civil society representatives and youth in Paktika province, during which they expressed optimism on his infrastructural and economic plans that help grow the country economically.
The participants said Paktika residents have made huge sacrifices for stability and progress of the country, but they have been deprived to be paid sufficient attention.
Appreciating Paktika people particularly the youth and civil society to have taken part in national process of elections, the president said the people of Afghanistan have voted to change and democracy which is a great message to the world.
The president added the ministry of higher education would be instructed to construct a separate hostel for girls.
The Kabul Times

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