Drive to remove road barricades kicks off in Jalalabad
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The governor overnight led a campaign removing barriers set up around a number of government offices and homes on the streets of the capital of eastern Nangarhar province until Monday noon.
Accompanied by a number of military and civil officials, Governor Salim Khan Kunduzi launched the operation at about 9pm last night, his spokesman Attaullah Khogyani told Pajhwok Afghan News.
The decision to remove road barricades in front of government offices and clear the roads came at yesterday’s meeting of the provincial Security Council.
The barriers in front of the court, traffic department, Eid Gah mosque, Maloocho Street, the attorney’s office, the Afghan National Army’s fourth brigade and police headquarters, the advisor to Chief Executive Officer, the National Directorate of Security office and several others were inspected and removed.
Khogyani said all these roads were cleared and opened for public and the remaining barriers would be removed and the roads cleared on Monday.
The Nangarhar police chief, the ANA’s fourth brigade commander, the public order police commander for the eastern zone, the eastern zone border police commander, the provincial NDS chief, deputy mayor and several other military and civil officials took part in the campaign.
After supervising the campaign, Governor Kunduzi thanked all the security officials for clearing roads and facilitating common people.
He also called on political leaders to clear roads of barricades in their respective areas. He assured the people that the campaign would continue until all roads were cleared.
Jalalabad citizens welcomed the operation and said all roads closed by powerful individuals should be cleared and reopened.
A resident of the third police district, Zabihullah, told Pajhwok Afghan News that besides government departments, a number of powerful individuals had placed barricades in front of their residences, creating great inconvenience for local residents.
Another resident, Imranullah, said all roads should be cleared of barricades and no one should enjoy impunity.
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