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Members of Baghlan council remain absent from office: Residents

Members of Baghlan council remain absent from office: Residents

Dec 18, 2011 - 17:43

PUL-I-KHUMRI (PANinfo-icon): Residents of north eastern Baghlan province complained members of provincial council were not present in their office most of the time as they had waited for hours for them. 

“The council has not paid attention to our problems and they are only working for their personal benefits,” Muhammad Hassan from the province told Pajhwok Afghan News.

Some of those members were working for their own districts and villages while they did not pay attention to other areas, he said.

“I had visited council office some time ago, to discuss my problem with the members, but there was no one in the office while my problem still exists,” he complained.

Sultan Muhammad, resident of Doshi district said people were homeless and members of the council were getting plots in Gargar area of provincial capital Pul-i-Khumri city.

 “Members of previous council had also gotten plots while these members will also get,” he said.

Members of the council rejected these allegations and said they needed those plots.

 Zabihullah Rustami, member and head of media section of the council said, “Members are very busy and the only reason they remain out of their offices, is they were busy solving people's problems."

Regarding the plots allegation, he said members of previous council must answer the question for them but as far as the current provincial council was concerned, it was important for them to get plots as they had no houses at all.

According to Mahmud Haqmal, the governor’s spokesman, the members remained out of their offices to solve as they were mostly visits different areas of the province to solve problems of the people.

Confirming the request for provision of plots to the members, he further said they had no housing facility; therefore they had discussed the issue with the Governor.

The provincial council has total 15 seats, including four allocated for womeninfo-icon.



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