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Baghlanis stage protest, terming governor incompetent

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: Hundreds of resident of northern Baghlan province on Monday took out to the street to give vent to their anger against the governor, terming him incompetent, asking for his removal.

The demonstrators held a protest gathering in Pul-i-Khumri, the provincial capital, saying the current governor was an elderly man and unable to govern or administer the province.

They asked the government to introduce a young and eligible governor for the province who could meet people’s problems, terming insecurity a big issue in the province.

Ahmad Javed, one of the protestors, slammed the current governor as “inefficient person”, who had not yet served the province and should be replaced with an eligible person.

Ghulam Yahya, another protestor, said Baghlan was passing through a sensitive situation because of increasing insecurity and in such a situation the province needed a capable governor.

The protesters also claimed a few years ago a hospital was to be built in the city, but the project was delayed due to interference of the governor and some provincial council members.

The protestors said these people wanted to shift the hospital project to in Hussain Khel area.

They accused the governor and other provincial authorities of racism and said the hospital should be built in Pul-i-Khumri because it was the capital and all people came to the city for medical treatment.

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