A fact-finding team which visited the Paktia Police Headquarters following the deadly blast said a new building for the center will be built in the near future.
The delegation led by Urban Development Minister Sayed Sadat Naderi will submit their report to the president after returning to Kabul next week, members of the team said.
“We are ready to construct – a new building – for the police headquarters wherever you (Paktia elders and officials) will choose. We are serious in this respect and we will work in consultation with the Paktia governor,” Naderi said at a meeting with Paktia officials on Friday.
Meanwhile, the chairman of Paktia Provincial Council asked the delegation to build the facility in an area from civilian houses.
“The new police headquarters should be built far from civilian houses because we have witnessed that civilians have been damaged by rockets which were shelled at such military facilities. The police headquarters should be far from the main road too,” said Allah Mir Bahramzai, head of Paktia Provincial Council.
“Work on the reconstruction of the police headquarters will be started within the next two weeks. It is the demand of the Gardez residents to build the police headquarters in a new place and we will discuss the location tonight,” Paktia governor Shamim Khan Katawazai said.
The attack has damaged the police training center as well as the Paktia University and its hostel, members of the delegation said.
The provincial office of the Chamber of Commerce and Industries said the attack has inflicted at least $700,000 USD loss to the private sector in the province.