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CSO Survey Finds Afghanistan Population To Be 31 Million

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Tuesday June 26, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah chaired Council of Minister’s Economic Committee meeting yesterday, a statement from Chief Executive Press Office reported BNA.
Hinting to nation-wide campaign against drug, Dr. Abdullah called upon all government organs and the people to spare no efforts and help the counter-narcotic ministry to fight drug in the country. Pointing to opium cultivation and drug trafficking as the biggest challenge, the Chief Executive said fighting the phenomenon was the responsibility of all Afghans. Meanwhile, the director of the central statistics department briefed the session on population of the country, saying according to their survey the exact population of the country has been stated 31, 575, 018 in solar year of 1397.
Pointing to challenges before the survey process, the director called the population number as the country’s official figure. Calling the population number as government’s official figure, Dr. Abdullah instructed all government organs to consider the figure while developing policies. Briefing the meeting on India’s sustainable development projects in Afghanistan, Minister of Economy said some organs were not paying attention to implementation of the projects, adding hundreds of India’s scholarships were spoiled and the candidates were not introduced. Calling India’s sustainable projects as golden opportunity for Afghanistan, Dr. Abdullah asked government organs to do more and prioritize their programs in coordination with Ministry of Economy and better utilize the given opportunity. He also said India should be informed of Afghanistan’s determination for continuance of the project. The meeting continued with reports of the National Environment Protection Agency and the challenges before Abasin Zadran Super Market in Kabul.

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