Lack of coordination fuelling Helmand insecurity
LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): The provincial council chief of southern Helmand province and some residents complained against growing insecurity and blamed security forces for lack of coordination in their fight against miscreants.
About the fresh bout of violence in Helmand, Mohammad Karim Atal, the provincial council chief, told Pajhwok Afghan News the government and security officials seemed to be busy in personal matters more as nobody was concerned about the deteriorating security situation of the province.
Personal differences and political wrangling among local officials and security organs were main factors behind growing insecurity, Atal said.
He lamented security officials did not come forward to help one another during hard times, adding that they don’t reach to assist each others during gun battles.
Atal criticized the Ministry of Interior (MoI) for not paying adequate attention to the health issues of policemen, adding half of the police officials on every check posts had different health issues.
He said the provincial security officials should clearly convey the status of law and order to the central government with facts and figures so that the administration in the centre would take concrete measures to improve law and order in Helmand.
The Police Chief Maj. Gen. Nabi Jan Mulakhel when contacted to remark over these statements, rejected these allegations and said that police and other security officials were in close contact with each other.
He said Taliban’s spring offensive was underway and overall security of the country was being threatened by the rebels.
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