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Zakhilwal to discuss Nangarhar situation with Ghani

Zakhilwal to discuss Nangarhar situation with Ghani

Jul 31, 2018 - 13:15

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Ambassador to Pakistaninfo-icon Dr. Omar Zakhilwal has expressed concern over insecurity in eastern Nangarhar province, saying he will discuss the issue with President Ashraf Ghani.

After the killing of a tribal elder and Wolesi Jirgainfo-icon candidate and four other people in a suicide car bombing in Nangarhar on Monday, Zakhilwal voiced his concern at the situation there.

The ambassador wrote on his Facebook account the security situation was deteriorating in the province, bordering Pakistan’s tribal region of Khyber, with each passing day.

Around 32 suicide attacks and explosions had happened in Nangarhar over the past three months, killing and wounding more than 600 people, he added. The current situation in the war-hit province negatively impacted minds of people, he noted.

“I urge provincial authorities to stop giving baseless reports about progress and improvement and give a realistic picture of the situation in the important province,” the ambassador said.

He would share the issue with President Ghani after thoroughly assessing the situation in the province. He would underline the need for serious steps to ensure the stability of Nangarhar.


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