Rebuilding of Amanullah Khan mausoleum urged
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Culturists from eastern Nangarhar province asked the government on Tuesday, when the nation celebrated its 95th Independence day, to reconstruct the mausoleum of ex-king Ghazni Amanullah Khan.
A number of writers and intellectuals issued the call after placing a floral wreath at the grave of the former king, who won the Afghans freedom from the British Raj. They lashed out at the provincial administration’s failure to repair the mausoleum.
Rahmatullah Zyarmal, a member of the Writers and Journalists Association in the eastern zone, told Pajhwok Afghan News the Nangarhar government should pay a befitting tribute to Amanullah Khan by rebuilding his mausoleum.
Provincial council member Dr. Lal Mohammad Durrani also hit out at the provincial administration for failing to honour the ex-king. He said local officials returned to their offices soon after placing flowers on his tomb.
“Look, no one knows today is the 95th anniversary of our freedom. The entire city should have been decorated with several types of bunting. Unfortunately, the government has planned no ceremonies,” he remarked.
Durrani accused the provincial government of doing injustice to the hero of Afghanistan’s independence, saying they had been shocked by the rulers’ indifference.
On the other hand, Governor Attaullah Ludin told a ceremony the day was reflective of national unity. The central government should have directed all provincial chief executives to mark the day with zeal and fervor, he opined.
He acknowledged Amanullah Khan’s mausoleum was in dilapidated condition, saying its reconstruction was among his administration’s programmes.
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