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‘Shocking’ Rise in Traffic Fatalities: MoPH

(Last Updated On: December 20, 2016)

68cf9c00-bb42-4e2b-bfc8-62fe1dc67d1d_mw1024_mh1024_sAfghanistan Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) says the number of traffic fatalities is more than the civilian causalities in terrorist attacks.

Minster of Public Health calls the number of traffic fatalities shocking; citing its statistics is on rise.

“The figure of traffic fatalities is alarming, most of the traffic accidents were in Kabul-Kandahar and Kabul-Mazar highways,” said Firozuddin Firoz, minister of public health.

After insecurity and natural disasters, traffic accidents were the third deadliest incidents in recent few years that have raised the mortality rate in the country.

Minister of public health has also warned the Polio disease should be eradicated in Pakistan; otherwise Afghanistan won’t be able to eradicated.

In the meantime, minister of Rural Rehabilitation and Development said the ministry has spend 88 percent of its development budget in the past year and has provided the fields of more than two million jobs for Afghan people by implementing thousands of projects.

“We have completed 11382 projects in the year 1395 that nearly 4 million people benefited in 4 provinces of the country,” said Naser Ahmad Durani, minister of Rural Rehabilitation and Development.

The lack of spending development budget by the ministries have caused Afghan residence to face great challenges.

Reported by Fawad Naseri

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