President briefed on Paktika security
SHARANA (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani discussed a range of issues with officials of southeastern Paktika province through a video conference, an official said on Monday.
Paktika deputy governor Attaullah Fazli told Pajhwok Afghan News the conference was attended by senior security and civil officials and discussed with the president a number of issues concerning Paktika.
The topics discussed included the overall security situation, a number of plans and challenges the government faced in Paktika besides several proposals in this regard, Fazli said.
“A major part of the conference focused on security, wherein provincial officials urged the president to increase the number of security forces protecting the 365-kilometre long border with Pakistan and logistic supplies for them.”
The deputy governor said the president was urged to create local police in Waza Khwa, Terwa and Wor Mami districts.
To a question about the appointment of the provincial governor and the police chief, the deputy governor said the issue did not specifically come under discussion at the video conference with the president.
However, he said the president said the police chief would be appointed, but said nothing about the new governor.
The provincial officials urged the president to establish municipality departments in six districts, make permanent district mayors, create special police for customs offices and open a Kabul Bank branch in the Urgun district.
The absence of the provincial governor and the police chief has not only resulted in increased insecurity but also delayed people’s routine works in Paktika.
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