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$700,000 Paktika stadium inaugurated

$700,000 Paktika stadium inaugurated

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Jul 25, 2013 - 16:31

SHARAN (PANinfo-icon): A stadium was inaugurated in southeastern Paktika province on Thursday, a move aimed to wean youth from drug addiction and militancy to sportsinfo-icon.

Governor Mohibullah Samim told the inaugural ceremony that the project, funded by the Ministry of Counter-Narcotics, was completed at a cost of $700,000.

Calling the stadium a new step in Paktika’s development, the governor said the playground was equipped with all necessary facilities.

The project took years to complete, said Director of Sports Mohammadullah, who added the stadium had football, volleyball and basketball courts. The stadium has the capacity to accommodate 3,230 spectators.

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