LASHKARGAH (PAN): Growing insecurity, administrative corruption, joblessness, and low literacy rate amid sinking quality of education are among some serious problems that continue to boil in the southern Helmand Province, residents say.   
They said that there is complete absence of water canals while authorities are unwilling to implement the development projects, which they said, would go a long way to address the problems of the war-weary people in the long-run.

LASHKARGAH (PAN): It is the prime responsibility of the Afghan government and international community to tackle widespread administrative corruption, improve education and health sectors, stabilize security parameters, and ensure market access for agriculture products. 

Helmand people are not happy with the existing government, and they are going to participate in the upcoming elections. About 800 families who have come from Helmand are living in tents west of Kabul near Qambar Square. They have been living in Kabul for the past two years because of fighting in Helmand province, located in the volatile southern zone of the country. The report below was prepared on the basis of interviews with four of the migrated people last week.

LASHKARGAH: The war-wearied people of this southern province are fed up with the increasing insecurity and poverty. Some of them are ready to participate in the elections, but others say insecurity is keeping them from joining the process.
The province consists of 11 official and two non-official districts and is located some 650 kilometres south of the central capital Kabul.