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Tuesday, August 27, 2013 - 16:00

BAMYAN (PAN): Residents of Bamyan mentioned their main problems included unemployment, non-existence of electricity, paved roads, health care centers and slow-paced development activities.
Without Yakawlang district, the remaining roads linking other districts with the provincial capital are unpaved. In addition, many villages are without roads with its residents shift their needed items by domestic animals.
Many Bamyani youth were going to foreign countries as a result of growing joblessness and sometimes some families are forced to leave their residences.
Many families in the provincial capital and hundreds shopkeepers are using electricity of mobile generators or lamp, where a number of residents in provincial capital staged a rally in protest to absence of electricity sometimes back. But a number of protestors were detained by police.
Moreover, the students of Bamyan University marched into the main square during the night and had installed a big lamp on a main square of the capital city.
Due to absence of electricity, many traders did not willing to invest or install factories in the province, a local trader, Mohammad Alam, told Pajhwok Afghan News.
He said private sector electricity was very expensive, forcing traders to avoid advancing their properties in Bamyan. Mohammad Nawab, another resident of the province, said: “I am jobless. It is very difficult for me to afford needs of my family.”
Earlier, good working environment was favorable in the province, he said, adding he has been working for the past ten years but seen no improvement in his life and become more borrower. 
Over the past decade, the province did not witness considerable development, where electricity, health care centers and education projects, considering as main demands of residents, were yet to be executed, said Haji Dauod, a tribal elder from Vars district.
He complained there were no skilled teachers and adequate health care centers, saying some of these centers have recruited unprofessional people.
Provincial Council Head Mohammad Sadiq Yarzada confirmed Bamyan witnessed imbalanced progress over the past decade. After a little progress, a number of projects were halted due to unknown reasons, he asserted.
Many reconstruction projects are allocated to insecure districts, believing this failed policy would leave negative impact in the long run.
Although the National Solidarity Program (NSP) was a little bit effective on the province but it also consisted a little problems even if some low quality projects were executed under NSP.
Bamyan witnessed different problems in various fields, Haji Haidar Ali, a provincial council member said, adding “as a public representative, I know residents of the province are suffering various problems such as absence of security, development works and non execution of agriculture, health and education.”
Though Bamyan is a secure province, existence insecurity in northern Baghlan and central Parwan province left negative impact over security of the province.  So far, dozens people were killed or injured in the attacks that carried out by rebels who sneaked to Bamyan.
He called administrative corruption as a major problem, which broke the backbone of Bamyanis, saying government departments did not address people problems because of rampant bribery. 
A female cultural activist, Marzia Asadi said women of the province faced various problems in the areas of health, education, job and other legal issues. She said Bamyan women lacked access to legal facilities with judiciary departments not paying attention to female problems.