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10,000 Paktika youth provided jobs in 4 months: governor

10,000 Paktika youth provided jobs in 4 months: governor

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Apr 18, 2016 - 18:16

SHARAN (Pajhwok): The governor on Monday said he had accelerated the fight against corruption and provided jobs to more than 10,000 youth over the past four months in southeastern Paktika province.

Presenting his third 100-day action plan, Paktika governor Aminullah Shariq said his administration had provided working opportunities to 1,052 youth and filled as many vacancies at government departments over the past four months.

As part of the accelerated anti-corruption struggle, many officials including two directors were referred to the prosecution office on corruption charges, he said.

On the launch of Talibaninfo-icon’s spring offensive codenamed “Omari”, the governor said the rebels had since carried out 28 attacks in different parts of the province, but security forces repulsed these attacks, killing eight insurgents and injuring more than 20 others.

“Our security forces are strong enough to fight against enemies and people of the province fully cooperate with security personnel,” the governor said of the Afghan forces’ achievements.

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