School, park named after Qasim Khan
JALALABAD (PAN): A high school in eastern Nangarhar and a park in central Maidan Wardak province were on Saturday named after Mohammad Qasim Khan, a border police officer who was killed during a skirmish with Pakistani forces earlier this month.
Khan embraced martyrdom during the seven-hour clash in the Konsari area of Ghosta district last week, when a Pakistani post and a border gate were destroyed in the high-stakes battle that has sparked angry protests in major Afghan cities.
A high school in Khewa district, the birthplace of the slain officer, was named after him during a visit by writers and journalists, who also offered condolences to the bereaved family.
The death of Qasim Khan would help strike unity among the people of Afghanistan, said Lal Pacha Azmoon, the Independent Association of Writers and Journalists in the east.
Separately, a recreational park spread over nine acres of land was named after the national hero in Maidan Shahr, the capital of Maidan Wardak province, the governor’s spokesman said.
Governor Abdul Majeed Khogyani announced the renaming at a gathering at the governor's house, saying Qasim's sacrifice encouraged thousands others to follow in his footsteps in the defence of the motherland, Attaullah Khogyani told Pajhwok Afghan News.
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