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Kunduz PC members in Kabul to escape insecurity

Kunduz PC members in Kabul to escape insecurity

Aug 23, 2016 - 18:20

KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Civil societyinfo-icon activists in northern Kunduz province say all members of the Provincial Council (PC) have fled to capital Kabulinfo-icon after insecurity escalated in the province.

Shahbaz Saberi, a civil society activist, told Pajhwok Afghan News all PC members left Kunduz for Kabul after militants increased their attacks in the province.

He said the people of Kunduz were suffering from numerous problems and their representatives should not leave them alone in this time of trouble and work for solution to their problems.

Another activist, Bashir, said people had voted the provincial council members to help them in critical conditions, but they left the voters to face the flames of war.

Meanwhile, a provincial council member, Safiullah Amiri, confirmed they have been in Kabul for the last five days.

“We came here to share people’s problems face to face with ministers so they pay serious attention to Kunduz province,” he said.

A Pajhwok correspondent in Kunduz said only security guards could be seen in the provincial council office.

However, Mohammad Yousuf Ayubi, the provincial council head, who is in Kabul, said all the council members were not in Kabul.

He said two members of the council had gone to Saudi Arabia for the performance of Hajjinfo-icon while another two others were stuck in Imaminfo-icon Sahib district of Kunduz due to clashes.

“I came here for my medical treatment, I may turn back to Kunduz tomorrow,” he said.

Kunduz provincial council has 15 members including three womeninfo-icon.

Governor Asadullah Omarkhel has previously warned all Kunduz officials that they would not be allowed to enter the province if they left in fear of insecurity.

“I am living with my family in Kunduz, I will be here until my death and will not allow any government official to escape,” he had said.


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