Amanullah Khan tomb’s renovation: survey launched
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The mausoleum of King Amanullah Khan, the hero of the third Afghan-Anglo war who brought independence to Afghanistan, in Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, is being reconstructed and renovated.
Nangarhar government spokesman Attaullah Khogyani told Pajhwok Afghan News that President Ashraf Ghani during his visit to Jalalabad last month inspected the tomb and directed the authorities concerned to reconstruct the mazar and the adjacent mosque.
A delegation led by deputy rural rehabilitation and development minister Amaruddin Salik on Thursday arrived in Jalalabad and held a meeting with Governor Salim Khan Kunduzi, regarding the mausoleum’s reconstruction.
Accompanied by representatives of different departments, the deputy urban development minister told the governor that their visit was aimed at conducting a technical study of the Ghazi Amanullah Khan’s tomb.
Salik said the technical study would follow by allocation of funds and making designs for the mausoleum before practical work.
Kunduzi said he had proposed the Ghazi Amanullah Khan’s tomb’s reconstruction to the president, the Ministry of Information and Culture and the Cabinet.
The governor said he was happy that an authorised delegation was visiting Nangarhar with regard to the tomb’s reconstruction at the president’s directives.
The governor also presented his own plan regarding the mausoleum’s reconstruction and said the Sirajul Emarat and Amir Shaheed gardens had special historic significance.
The delegation, led by Salik, visited the mausoleum and formally launched its survey. The delegation would present its report to the central government for launching practical work on the tomb’s rehabilitation.
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