No coordination among Nangarhar security organs: PC
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The provincial council (PC) has complained to the new governor about the worsening security situation and lack of coordination among security departments in eastern Nangarhar province.
A delegation of the PC members, led by their chief Haji Ahmad Ali, held a meeting with the new governor of Nangarhar, Salim Khan Kunduzi, late on Sunday, said the governor’s spokesman, Ahmad Zia AbdulzaI.
At the start of the meeting, Abdulzai said, the provincial council chief thanked the governor for initiating consultations and advisory meetings to discuss people’s problems soon after assuming office and assured the governor of his full support.
Later, PC deputy head Dr. Mohammad Nasir Kamawal, Secretary Ajmal Omar and members Zabihullah Zamarai, Ustad Israrullah Murad, Humira Rafi and Lala Khan spoke at the meeting and shared their information with the governor about the security situation and other problems.
They talked about insecurity in various parts of the province, the lack of coordination among security forces, the gap between the people and the government, corruption in education and other departments and several others issues.
They criticised prolonged occupation of government positions by some officials, nepotism in appointments, activities of mafia groups, problems of women and the lack of facilities and jobs for females.
Abdulzai said Wolesi Jirga member from Nangarhar Dr. Asmatullah Shinwari called as crucial efforts at improving the security situation in the province.
The governor, Salim Khan Kunduzi, said he was happy that experienced elders and energetic young public representatives existed in Nangarhar and their support would enable him to resolve many problems.
He said from population, economy and commerce perspectives, Nangarhar was a strategic province and every department, including the governor’s house, should discharge their duty in an effective way.
Kunduzi said: “I don’t have a personal or specific agenda. I hope to resolve people’s problems and work as their servant and I believe all problems will be resolved with your support.”
He said all the activities would be carried forward in consultations with the masses and their representatives. He assured the visiting PC members that solutions to problems would be found not only inside the governor’s house, but outside it.
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