2,763 Maidan Wardak youth join police, army
MAIDAN SHAHAR (Pajhwok): As many as 2,763 youths from central Maidan Wardak province have joined police and Afghan National Army (ANA) ranks in the past 10 months, an official said on Thursday.
Col. Gul Agha Mayar, police recruitment chief, said 661 youth were inducted into the regular force, 826 in Public Safety Police and776 into Afghan Local Police (ALP) since the beginning of the ongoing solar year.
Meanwhile, ANA Recruitment Director Col. Shafiqullah Habibi said over 500 youth from Maidan Wardak had joined the army in the last 10 months.
Among the recruits are 130 12th-graders, who will become ANA officers after completing necessary training. He said 170 youth had been referred to the ANA Academy for a four-year course.
But the small number of women in security organs has disappointed officials. Women Affairs Director Wahida Shkoli confirmed women had shown less interest in joining security organs.
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