Ghani in Jalalabad to address elders, public reps
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani on Sunday attended a gathering of tribal elders and local representatives and was briefed about problems plaguing eastern Nangarhar province.
The president, accompanied by a high-level delegation, arrived in Jalalabad, the provincial capital, on a day-long visit.
He is accompanied by some ministers, chief of the armed forces and other security officials, according to Attaullah Khogyani, the Nangarhar governor’s spokesman.
He told Pajhwok Afghan News the president was attending a large gathering at the governor’s house where tribal elders and public representative informed him about the prevailing problems in the province.
Zabihullah Zamri, the provincial council head, told the president that after the Taliban now Daesh threatened the safety and security of people and the law and order situation in Nangarhar.
He demanded immediate construction of the Behsud Bridge, the second Torkham-Jalalbad lane and a large hospital in the province.
Malak Nazir, the peace committee chief, in his speech said the so-called Islamic State had found a foothold in different districts and posed a huge threat to people’s security.
He told the president that the people of Nangarhar fully supported him; however, they needed long-term development projects in the province.
The president would be hearing from people till noon before addressing public representatives and tribal elders in the afternoon, Khogyani said.
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