President of the Republic of Tajikistan

Working meeting with GBAO activists

19.09.2012 15:25, Khorugh city

Today the President of the country Emomali Rahmon held a working meeting with leaders and activists of Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Oblast in the central cultural and recreation park of Khorugh city.

The issues related to socio-economic and cultural development of the region during the years of state independence of Tajikistan and recent years have been generally considered and analyzed, as well as goals and tasks for future have been defined at the meeting.

During his analytical speech, the Head of State Emomali Rahmon compared the indicators of socio-economic development of the region in ‘90s of the last century and 10-11 recent years. It was noted in particular that from 1992 to 2000 totally 40 million Somoni and in 2001-2012 4 billion 646 million Somoni have been allocated for the Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region from the republican sources.

The analysis of criminal situation of the region and ways to improve it occupied an important place in the substantial speech of the Head of State. It was in particular expressed concern over the increase of criminality in recent years, especially in Khorugh city. It was said that the number of crimes related to arms smuggling, trafficking of drugs, precious stones, and the number of drug addicted have increased in recent years. The heads of law enforcement bodies have been instructed to establish special structures on fight against trafficking of precious stones in these bodies and strengthen works in this area.

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