KP govt to help with projects in east: Ghani
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani said on Tuesday Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government had promised helping Afghanistan to launch various development projects in its eastern provinces and work on these projects would be launched soon.
He expressed these views at a meeting with elders, youth and influential individuals from eastern provinces at the Presidential Palace, a statement from the palace said.
Speaking on behalf of the guests, Ihsanullah Kamawal, Dr. Jamaluddin and others presented various demanded and informed the president about challenges the people faced in the eastern zone.
They urged the president to ensure security, implement transit trade agreements with Pakistan and prevent illegal mining and deforestation in eastern provinces.
They also called on the president to construct dams, rehabilitate the Nangarhar canal, Sirajul Emara orchard, the tomb of Ghazi Amanullah Khan and pay attention to education and capacity building of university students, the statement said.
Responding to their demands, the president said government institutions needed reforms and first 100-day plans of ministries were focused on their performances and the follow-up plans would prioritise development of provinces.
He said the government was trying to bring peace to the country and simultaneously responding to insurgent activities.
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