Special Reports

Laghman is one of strategically important provinces located in the country’s eastern zone. The province is bordering Badakhshan, Nangarhar and Kabul in north, Kunar in east and Kabul and Kapisa provinces in west.
Being a mountainous province, the province has four districts such as of Qarghayee, Alingar, Alishing and Daulat Shah.
Having historical importance, the province has abundant mineral resources, but unfortunately there were no credible information about the quantity of its mines due to poor cooperation of provincial mining department.

Jalalabad (PAN): Laghman officials said people’s economy depend 80 % on agriculture and livestock but multiple problems still create hurdles for farmers and leave negative impact on their economy.
They admitted some projects are implemented during the last few years but the sector face formidable challenges, which need to be resolved by establishing processing factories and large warehouse.

Jalalabad (PAN): The vital education sector achieved visible progress in Laghman province, however, lack of professional teachers with schools having no buildings hampering progress of education sector.
Asadullah Roya, the head of provincial education department told Pajhwok Afghan News 291 schools are offering services in education sector to educate boys and girls in the province.
Providing minute details regarding functional education institution, Roya said 119 out of 291 are high and the rests are intermediate and primary schools.

Laghman (PAN): Officials said security in Laghman province is improved 80 % as compared to the past with all the closed roads leading to districts have now been opened for traffic.
Brig. Gen. Fazal Ahmad Sherzad, police chief of the province told Pajhwok Afghan News all the roads of the Laghman districts are opened. Earlier, the only Mehtar Lam road leading to the Qarghai district was opened but rests were closed.
He said greater coordination among local institutions and intelligence departs helped maintain security in the volatile province.

Jalalabad (PAN): Laghman province though got hundreds of small rehabilitation projects, residents demand launching of expanded and long-term projects would leave positive impact on the lives of the people.  
Sarhadi Zwak, Laghman governor spokesman told Pajhwok Afghan News that multiple rehabilitation projects have been implemented in Laghman province during the last few years.
He said the province saw hectic development in education sector with the establishment of new pedagogical institutes and few private schools.