‘New university be built in Maidan Shahar instead’
MAIDAN SHAHAR (Pajhwok): The provincial council members and residents of central Maidan Wardak on Sunday demanded construction of a university in the provincial capital instead of Said Abad district.
Sharif Ullah Hotak, member of provincial council, told Pajhwok Afghan News it would be difficult for teachers to come to Said Abad district due to worsening of security situation.
He feared scores of students would be deprived of higher education if the proposed university in the province was built in Said Abad district instead Maidan Shahar, the provincial capital.
Hotak said provincial council head and several other members laid the foundation of the university where 500 acres of land was allocated. He also demanded a special delegation to be sent to the area to observe the situation from close and to take a decision accordingly.
The residents issued a statement that the government should take notice of such projects where it damaged the unity among various tribes.
They warned if their demands were not met they would initiate civil movement in the area and the unity government would be responsible for consequences.
Atta Ullah Khogyani, spokesman for the acting governor, told Pajhwok Afghan News the foundation stone of the university was laid after a presidential decree last year.
He explained then President Hamid Karzai approved university in Said Abad district but the construction work delayed due to election disputes.
Several businessmen contributed for the construction of university and the construction had been started this year.
Khogyani said that 130 students have been enrolled in agriculture and their studies would start soon.
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