Rift over varsity land allocation resolved
A year back, the governor allocated a piece of land for the university in the Taliban-plagued Syedabad district, but rifts among local tribes hanged as a question mark over the project.
On instructions from the higher education minister, Governor Abdul Majid Khogyani decided to resolve the issue through consultations with public representatives and tribesmen.
A statement from the governor’s house said the problem was solved at a meeting attended by lawmakers, tribal elders and representatives of Wardak, Maidan and Hazara tribes.
The participants decided to select a piece of land for the university either in Syedabad or Maidan Shahr, the provincial capital. By toss, they chose a site in the Khairi desert of the provincial capital.
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