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Mafia groups create problems for my work: Jalalabad mayor

Mafia groups create problems for my work: Jalalabad mayor

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Mar 14, 2016 - 17:16

JALALABAD (Pajhwok):  The Jalalabad mayor on Monday said the provincial administration should clear land grabbing issue of thousands of acres areas in Nangarhar.

During a press conference, Mayor Hamidullah Afghan, said thousands of acres of land have been grabbed in the province, but some of the people have documents for the land.

“The related departments should clear documents of the land to identify the poople who have legal documents and who grabbed the land,” he said.

He said Jalalabad municipality handed over a long list of land grabbers in 20 pages to police headquarters to take necessary measures against the people.

The provincial police chief, Maj. Gen. Fazal Ahmad Sherzad had said they have so far arrested more than 50 land grabbers.

According to Afghan, the revenue of municipality have been increased by 30 percent in the current solar yearinfo-icon ( March, 21, 2015-March, 19, 2016) comparing to the previous solar year and would collect 500 million afghanis by March 19.

There are some mafia groups who create problems for my work, he said adding “whenever we remove carts from the city or carry out other activities, there are some people who threaten us and create problems for our work.”

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