New Paktika governor pledges security, peace, merit
SHARANA (Pajhwok): The new governor for southeastern Paktika province on Monday took charge with pledges to improve security, bring peace and uphold merit.
The governor, Aminullah Shariq, and the new police chief, Brig. Ali Mast Mohmand, were introduced to the people of Paktika by Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG) deputy head Abdul Malik Seddique at a gathering in Sharana, the provincial capital.
On the occasion, Seddique said the new governor was an experienced and capable person, who would be able to resolve the existing problems in Paktika. He urged the new governor to work for strengthening unity among tribes, security and peace in the province.
Nadir Khan Katawazai, a lawmaker from Paktika, told the gathering that Paktika needed experienced officials and the new governor should fully discharge his responsibilities.
Other speakers also urged the new governor to improve security besides fighting administrative corruption.
In his address, the new governor said strengthening security, bringing peace, increasing coordination among security organs, narrowing the gap between the government and the people and upholding merit would remain his top priorities.
He said his focus would be on services to the people and empowering government entities.
The introduction gathering was attended by Wolesi Jirga members, provincial council members, civil society activists, government officials and tribal elders.
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