Around 92 anti-government armed militants who joined peace process received food and winter clothing at Baisqal district in northern Baghlan province.

Provincial police Gen. Asadullah while distributing the aid to the reconciled militants said, the aid package which has been arranged by Hungarian provincial reconstruction team in coordination with the Baghlan high peace council, include 50 kg of wheat, 20 kg rice, 5 liters Ghee, 20 kg beans, 4 bed sheets and some amount of sugar, tea and salt.

Gen. Shirzad further added, a military base has also been formed in the area to maintain security and further bases will be constructed in the future if needed.

In the meantime tribal elders and the reconciled militants urged for the implementation of welfare projects including schools, health clinics, wells and construction of roads in this district.

A member of the provincial peace council Shams-ul-Haq said, rural development officials have vowed to complete the gravel work of the highway which connects Baisqal district with the northern Pul-e-Khumri city.

At least 100 militants have joined peace process in northern Baghlan province during the past 2 months.

Author: Ajmal Omeri, Baghlan province.