Demands From President

FAIZABAD (PAN): Badakhshan people demand government to accelerate pace of reconstruction process, build factories, develop the old agriculture sector and prevent drug smuggling in the province.
The residents of the volatile province underlined the need to ensure protection of women rights.
Zabihullah Attique, member of provincial council said proper attention could not be given to develop the ailing infrastructure locally as compared to other provinces.

A number of people in this remote province consider unpaved roads, non-availability of health facilities and electricity as their main problems. Eager to take part in the elections, they want the next president to address the problems.
Badakhsan is located around 560 kilometres north-east of the central capital Kabul and consisting of 28 district. The number of seats in its provincial council is 12 with four of those reserved for women.