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Maidan Wardak’s historical sites, monuments need serious attention

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Maidan Wardak’s historical sites, monuments need serious attention
 Maidan Wardak is a province, where enjoy 46 historical sites that need repairing and protection. 
Head of Maidan Wardak information and culture directorate Mohammad Awrang told The Kabul Times that historical monuments belong to Afghan people’s past history and the government is responsible to protect them.  
“There are 46 historical sites in Maidan Wardak, in which, 24 of them have been registered, among which 21 of them are hidden,” he further said. 
“If we talk about the hidden historical sites, we afraid the people would start illegal excavations,” he added. 
A historical site in Tap-e-Alghata has been discovered by national and international archeologists in 1381 and the former minister of information and culture had visited the area, but unfortunately, the area is being controlled by the government armed oppositions, he went on to say.  
There is another key and historical area in Takht-e-Padshah, Jalrez district where has not been registered so far and some others are likely existed in the province, in which the local elders would know about them, but unfortunately, most of them are being controlled by armed insurgents, he continued. 
On ‘No Borja Qala’, he said, “The historical castle has been built by an Afghan named Ghazi Momin Khan Ghaljayee who had been then worked as Paktia police chief and fought against former Britain.”
Ghaljayee had also built many strong castles, one of them in Logar and about three more in Maidan Wardak, but unfortunately, the area is being ruled by armed insurgents, he added.  
“There is an idol in Kolokh village, Daimirdad district, where is being used by local people and controlled by armed insurgents,” he added.  
Mukhtar added that there are some other historical sites in Maidan Wardak such as, Alghata historical township, Tape Koshk, Tape Bad Sayab, Tape Chato and many more. 
“We are in contact with the ministry of information and culture to pay serious heed and solve the problems,” he said. 
On press section, he said the department prints a weekly of Millie Hadaf “National Goal” which publishes all events happen in the province.
Maidan Wardak, is a province located in the central east region of Afghanistan. It is divided into eight districts and has a population of approximately 567,600.
 The capital of the province is Maidan Shar.
 Karima Malikzada