Growing insecurity haunts residents of Khanshin district
LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): The residents of Khanshin district in southern Helmand province complained about deteriorating law and order and lack of reconstruction in the district.
The residents expressed their concerns in a meeting attended by Governor Mirza Khan Rahimi. Haji Wali Khan, a local elder, said the district had been neglected for the last 14 years in terms of bolstering security and carrying out more development projects.
Construction of bridges, roads, canals, schools, health centers and several other reconstruction projects as well as law and order could not be improved, he complained, adding: “Most of our people are jobless while there is no school where our children get advanced education.”
Haji Karam Khan who hails from the same area said residents would migrate to Iran and Pakistan if the security situation was not improved. “People live in miserable condition. There are no jobs’ opportunities and the young people who have taken guns because of worst financial condition might leave fighting if they were employed in any projects, he added.
The governor assured his complete support to establish peace in the district and focus on other demands of the residents. He also assured he would use all means to eradicate corruption and provide equal respect to every individual to reduce gap between the residents and government.
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