United Nations and other charity organisations are worried about the situation in Kandahar, a region that suffers from acute shortage of food and medical supplies and is harassed by gangs of looters. Direct clashes between Pashtoon field commanders ceased after the sides reached an agreement and Gul Agha Sherzai was appointed to head the local administration. Sherzai promises to mop the neighborhood of Kandahar clean of bandits and Taliban fighters and to organise a search of Taliban and Al-Qaeda leaders, but "only after Kandahar has established law and order." In the past few days, the city was once again invaded by Pashtoon field commanders striving to get seats in the new administration.
For the time being, one needs to finish the construction of the section that is 100 kilometres long. On October 17, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said in an interview with RND that the project would be completed