Qarabagh: Solar panels have been installed in Qarabagh District of Ghazni province.
Bashi Habib, the Administrative Head of the Qarabagh District, said that about 150 solar energy panels costing $130,000 have been installed, reported Daily Outlook.
Bashi Habib, former Police Cheif of Jaghori District, hoped the lights would help decrease Taliban attacks at night. It would also help shopkeepers and business run swiftly till late in the evenings.
A strong opponent of the Taliban, Bashi Habib’s home in Anguri town of Jaghoori Disctrict was attacked last year by the Taliban. He escaped unhurt, but his wife, two sons and a guard were killed. After the assault, Bashi ran a successful operation against Taliban fighters in Rasna town of Ghazni, killing several Taliban militants.
Former Security Chief of Qarabagh District Qayum Khan, son of Nasir Khan, a Hazara tribal elite, was killed last month in an attack by Taliban. He, too, was a strong opponent of Taliban militants. During his time, residents of Qarabagh were living peacefully as he had cleaned up insurgent strongholds in the area.