AT-KABUL: Members of the Kabul Provincial Council (PC) called on the special envoy of the president on reforms and good governance, Ahmad Zia Masoud, and discussed pressing public issues.
In the meeting held the other day, the Kabul PC members underlined increasing unemployment rate, poverty, kidnappings, killings, and weak economy as major challenges faced by public. The PC members urged the government to take concrete steps to resolve the problems.
Likewise, they also expressed grave concerns over increase in terror attacks in the capital city and said the government should nominate the defense minister as soon as possible to tame militancy. They also asked the government for appointments of governors and mayors.
Regarding reforms, the delegation proposed that PC members should be allowed to meet with ministers and other high-ranking officials to convey public grievances and discuss ways to resolve the problems.
The PC members also sought formation of a commission with Kabul mayor to introduce the much needed reforms in the capital city. Welcoming the delegation, the president’s envoy on reforms and good governance said that public cooperation was must to prevent terrorist attacks and break backbone of the militants.
He asked citizens to inform the security agencies immediately if they find suspicious persons or things.