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Wednesday, September 11, 2013 - 14:45

QALAT (PAN): Residents of Zabul vehemently complained the province was experiencing deteriorated state of rampant insecurity, unemployment, closing down of schools and administrative corruption.
Mohammad 26 who hails from Shinkai district identified unemployment as the problems haunting residents of his town. In his chat with Pajhwok Afghan News, he said the biggest problem of concern for the people was growing insecurity. He said insecurity was halting development activities, triggering youth of the province to go to Pakistan for work.  
Lives of the people could not be improved during the past decade and bridge between the government and people continue to be widened, he remarked. Mohammad Omar, a resident of Shahr-i-Safa district said poor economic condition of the people was encouraging lawlessness.
Previously, there was development process and good business opportunities in the town but the move came to a halt over the past year, he added.
He warned poor economy and joblessness would force locals to join ranks of militants or commit robberies.
Mohammad Ibrahim, a resident of Qalat city while voicing same concerns, said insecurity was spreading by each passing year from one district to another.
He said people were being killed on daily basis as a result of ongoing unrest in the town, leaving negative impact on the lives of people. Because of daily shootings and killing spree, the government put ban on riding motorbikes in the province.
Abdul Hakim, a resident of Shah Joi district said link roads were totally insecure and explosive were planted on highways, causing casualties of civilians.
The inefficient concerned departments and administrative corruption were among major factors widening gulf between government and locals, said Noor Mohammad, a resident of Qalat city. He said even the government departments had no respect for law of the land.
He said government employees did not bother to meet or hear the legitimate problems of the people and most of them were involved in getting bribes by doing a legitimate work for the locals.
“If you go to get identity card then you will have to visit various departments and wait for days. There are no designated identity cards distribution offices in districts,” according to Noor who said administrative corruption was a constant source of problem for the people of the area. 
tribal elder Haji Abdul Hadi rising illiteracy ratio was dilemma of the province, lamenting more than half of the province’s schools were closed, which would be a national tragedy for the entire country.
Fearing the move would leave the new generation illiterate, he said poor rule would destroy the future of the coming generation. 
By: Nasim Hotak