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President Ghani Chairs Extraordinary Meeting of Cabinet

President Ashraf Ghani presided over the extraordinary meeting of Cabinet at the Presidential Palace and discussed issues pertaining to market building, economic development, and the disaster management operation plan to deal with emergency situations in the winter, on Sunday.

Members of the Cabinet strongly condemned the terrorist attacks across the country particularly recent attacks that targeted members of the parliament and the atrocious act of terror in Gilan district of Ghazni province. They instructed the relevant authorities to ramp up their efforts to prevent such tragic incidents and to reach out to the families of victims and those who sustained injuries.

Referring to his recent visit to Kandahar, President Ashraf Ghani ordered the pertinent authorities to immediately address the needs of internally displaced persons in that province and give priority to them in the National Meal Program.

The Cabinet assigned an inter-ministerial committee to present specific measures and criteria to preserve the historic sites and landmarks and to prevent the people’s orchards located near the Dahla dam from drowning.

President Ghani instructed the relevant offices to focus on reducing air pollution in Kabul city.

The Cabinet assigned the relevant authorities and offices to present their plans and detailed programs to the High Economic Council in order to expedite implementation of Afghanistan National Peace and Development Framework II and to promote market building as one of its main components.

The Cabinet approved in principle the disaster management operational plan and commended the First Vice President and the State Minister for Disaster Management for devising it.

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