Daikundi governor pledges improved security
BAMYAN CITY (Pajhwok): Influential individuals and religious scholars from several districts of central Daikundi province have expressed concern over security threats from neighbouring provinces.
Blaming the government for negligence in implementing development projects, they took different issues with Governor Masooma Muradi during her visit to Kajran and Kiti districts on Wednesday.
Kajran residents feared a possible spillover of insecurity to their area from the Baghran district of Helmand and Charchino town of Uruzgan province.
Mohammad Hussain Mahmoodi, head of the Kajran Ulema Council, told Pajhwok Afghan News the district was faced with a serious security threat from the two neighbouring districts.
He said the Taliban planned to spread their activities to central Afghanistan through Kajran as part of their spring offensive. He added Mullah Janan, the Taliban’s governor for Daikundi, had recently met militants in Kajran on their plans.
Ibrahim Rahmani, a provincial council member from Kajran, said several residents of Daikundi province had been killed or wounded by the militants en route to Helmand and Uruzgan provinces.
Haji Rashid, head of Kiti Ulema Council, cited unpaved roads and lack of education and health services as major problem of the district.He recalled 10 pilgrims were killed in an accident last year when they were heading from Kiti to Nieli.
“Oursis a remote district that has long been neglected by the authorities. As a result, residents have been faced with many problems,” Rashidi remarked.
Governor Masooma Muradi assured residents of the two districts of efforts for resolving their problems, particularly the security issue.She added her government planned to build a bridge in Zardan area and a clinic in Kiti next solar year.
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