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Sharana District (Pashto: شرنه ولسوالۍ) is home to the city of Sharana, which is the capital of Paktika Province, Afghanistan. The Paktika Governor's compound is in Sharana, attached to the police headquarters for the province.
City of Sharana
The small city of Sharana is located a mere five minutes walk from the Governor's compound. There was no single concrete government department or an office as well as no concrete markets till the end of 2006. By the end of the 2007 few government departments were built and by the end of 2008 some new concrete markets in Sharana bazaar were also built which changed the shape of Sharana bazaar. Some roads to the bordering districts have been also paved and are still going to be paved. Sharana is almost 50 – 60 km away from Ghazni provincial centre which takes normally one hour due to damage of some bridges and culverts by the Taliban and Haqqani Network. The population of Sharana is mostly composed of Pashtun, followed by minorities Hazara and Tajiks.
The Provincial Reconstruction Team base named Camp Kearney is located a five minute drive east of the Governor's compound on the way to Urgun district which is another major city of Paktika province.
There is also an Afghan National Army base, called FOB Rushmore, located just outside of the Governor's compound in Sharana.
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