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Nawa residents grappling with poverty

Nawa residents grappling with poverty

Oct 09, 2011 - 16:50

GHAZNI (PANinfo-icon): The residents of the Nawa district in southern Ghazni province are facing extreme poverty, officials said on Sunday.

which is beging controlled by Talibaninfo-icon since four years

Many residents of the district, controlled  by the Taliban for the past four years, had faced with various problems, but the government had taken no action to alleviate them, Juma Khan Taraki, a provincial council member, said.

Schools and healthinfo-icon clinics had been closed and doctors left their jobs in the district, he alleged, adding that unemployment has also widened.

The district chief, police chief and other district employees had not been handling their tasks and were in Ghazni City, he continued.

Mohammad Hazrat, the district chief, said he had shared the issue with the provincial government and NATOinfo-icon officials, but there had been no responsefrom their side so far.

He added over 115,000 people were coping with poverty in the distrcit.

Musa Khan Akbarzada, the provincial governor, also confirmed the district was a Taliban hotbed, saying they planned to retake the district from the Taliban’s control.




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