Uruzgan problems to be resolved: Senate commission
TARINKOT (Pajhwok): The Senate commission on interior, security and defence traveled to southern Uruzgan province on Saturday to hear public problems and complaints about the performance of local officials and to observe law and order from close.
Mohammad Nadir Baloch, a lawmaker from Nimroz who headed the delegation, held a meeting with residents of the area, which was attended by local elders, religious leaders, senior officials and a number of activists.
Acting governor Amanullah Taimori said the delegation arrived at a time when residents of the province feared Taliban would stage series of attacks to deteriorate law and order in the province.
He complained the central government did not yet appoint provincial police chief in the province. Former provincial police chief Matiulalh Khan was gunned down in Kabul mysteriously but his replacement could not so far take place.
He thanked the Senate commission for visiting the province at a time when the province needed serious attention to stabilize its security.
Baloch told the meeting the delegation intended to observe law and order closely and know about people’s problems.
He pledged their problems would be shared with high officials and that the departments concerned would be directed to work out a strategy to resolve their issues.
He said that special focus would be given to improve the vital education sector, expedite work on development projects and resolve other pressing problems of the province.
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