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Nangarhar all set to celebrate Independence Day

Nangarhar all set to celebrate Independence Day

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Aug 18, 2015 - 16:51

JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Officials said on Tuesday all preparations, including security measures, had been finalised to mark the 96th Independent Day in eastern Nangarhar province.

Huge gathering are expected to take place on Wednesday at the tomb of former king Ghazi Amanullah Khan, who declared Afghanistan as independent state on Aug, 19, 1919.

Similarly, preparations are underway to conduct gatherings in several parts of the province tomorrow to pay tribute to the independence heroes.

Deputy Police Chief Col. Amir Khan Liwal said the law and order situation was being strictly monitored in sensitive parts of the province to ward off any untoward incident during the Independence Day celebrations.

Meanwhile, Governor Salim Khan Kunduzi told Pajhwok Afghan News the day would be celebrated with zeal and enthusiasm.

He said programmes marking the day would include a military parade, poetry sessions and others.

The governor promised this year’s celebrations would be different from the previous years. He said special places had been identified for families to celebrate the Independence Day.

Zubair Khaksar, a civil society activist, said he was happy to see the large scale arrangements for celebrating the Independence day in Nangarhar.

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