New Wardak police chief decides to quit
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): The former police chief for southern Ghazni province on Friday said he was unable to take up his new assignment in central Maidan Wardak province.
Two days after he was transferred to Maidan Wardak, Brig. Gen. Zarawar Zahid told Pajhwok Afghan News he could not continue his job, though he agreed with Ministry of Interior orders.
“I spend most of my time in face-t-face combat (with insurgents) and have been wounded several times. No longer in a position to continue with my job, I would like to take rest at home.”
Gen. Zarawar made clear he was not ready to take up his new assignment, asking the ministry to appoint someone else as Wardak police chief in his stead.
The Taliban should not look at him as a broken man, said the police chief, who spent three years in Ghazni. He pledged to fight throughout his life for the sake of Afghanistan’s stability and prosperity.
Commenting on Zarawar’s resignation, Andar police head Haji Mohammad said: “I’m so unhappy. In fact, I’m feeling weaker.”
Ghazni City resident Mohammadullah praised the outgoing police boss for bringing a semblance of security to the province. Land routes to the districts, where supplies were previously airlifted, had reopened, he said.
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