Residents and officials of the Shortepa district of Balkh said that the waves of Uzbek ships in the Amu River have destroyed their houses and agricultural lands.
They demand from the current government the fortifications around the river.
“We ask the government to set up a stall for us, as they have set up a stall for others,” said Abdul Rahman Niazi, a local resident.
“My request to the Islamic Emirate is that some other villages are under threat to work on it as an emergency,” said Ghulam Muradi, a local resident.
According to other residents of the district, due to the destruction of the river, they had to leave their homes.
“The river destroyed this area, people migrated, thousands of acres of land were destroyed, and people stopped cultivating," said Qurban Nazar, a local resident.
"Every day the river water destroyed the houses and lands, once the fortifications were done, people started their work,” said Jan Murad, an elder.
Meanwhile, the general head of the Amu River fortifications said that they do not allow Uzbek ships to patrol the areas related to Afghanistan.
“Almost 80 million of money has been spent in 4 provinces and 20 million is left, we will complete the remaining 20 million works,” said Sayed Ghulam Mashwani, the general head of the Amu River fortifications.
It has been four days since the big ships of Uzbekistan came to a village called Shiekh and started destroying the area. We came and started working on it,” said Mohammad Bahram Muneeb, the head of the fortification in Balkh.
The head of the Amu River Fortifications said that there was an understanding between the Islamic Emirate and Uzbekistan about preventing the ships of that country from patrolling the territory of Afghanistan, and he assured that he will deal with this challenge in the near future.