Special Reports

FARAH CITY (Pajhwok): The provincial mines and petroleum department has said the western Farah province is rich in natural reserves with special reference mines but they are not extracted in a proper or official way.
Eng. Juma Khan Joya, provincial mines department head, told Pajhwok Afghan News the survey--- conducted by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) with collaboration of USAID in 2007--- helped discovered several mines reserves in the province.

FARAH CITY (PAN): Residents of Farah province complained of growing insecurity, demanding the government to adopt measures to tighten security and law and order.
However, officials of Farah said security had been improved in the province as compared to the past.
Hamidullah Rehman, secretary of teachers association and a civil society activist told Pajhwok Afghan News security was going deteriorated by each passing day with people did not feel themselves secured even in the capital city.

FARAH CITY (PAN): A large number of rehabilitation projects have been implemented in Farah province but some direly needed projects cannot be implemented, resident said.
Officials said massive development was done in the province during the last decade in Farah including the construction of 112 building for schools, vegetable super market, sport complex, custom building, 3,000 dug-wells, military installations and 4,500 kilometers road.

Farah (Pajhwok): Education sector in Farah has remarkably developed during the past decade but the vital sector still faces problems that need to be addressed without further delay, official said.
Engineer Mohammad Sabir Faroqi, acting director of the education department told Pajhwok Afghan News a total of 114, 000 students were enrolled in Farah Schools with 38, 000 among them were females.

FARAH CITY (PAN): Majority of Farah residents depend on agriculture and livestock to feed their families but most of the farmers complain of facing problems such as lack of irrigation water, cold storages facilities and appropriate market for their products.  
Engineer Abdur Rahman Matin, acting director of Agriculture and Livestock Department of Farah Province told Pajhwok Afghan News more than 80% people of the province had depended on agriculture and cultivation.