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Minister vows to organise nationwide peace jirgas

Minister vows to organise nationwide peace jirgas

Jun 06, 2015 - 22:14

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Border and Tribal Affairs Minister Mohammad Gulab Mangal said on Saturday ‘peace jirgas’ comprising members on both sides of the Durand Lineinfo-icon would be organised.

Submitting his ministry’s 100-day plan, the minister told reporters here establishment of peace jirgas, elimination of corruption and problems in border regions had been prioritized in the plan.

He said the 100-day plan also focused on capacity-building of schools and hostels that functioned under the ministry and implementation of a proper communication system between local councils.

According to Mangal, the establishment of peace jirgas would help the government strengthen relations with different sections of the societyinfo-icon. First such gatherings would be organized over the next three months in Herat, Nangarhar and Kunduz provinces.

The minister said the main objective of his ministry was to reconnect people living on both sides of the Durand Line and develop trust among them.

Mangal lamented security situations were terrible in all border districts, where residents lacked access to educationinfo-icon, healthinfo-icon and other basic facilities.

He said a delegation would be dispatched to Goshta, Maroof, Qarqin, Shur Tapa and Terwa districts to closely assess the situation there.

About elimination of corruption, Mangal said officials found guilty of corruption would be dismissed and replaced with qualified and talented persons.

President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has ordered all ministers to brief the masses through media about their 100-day plans.


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