Governors want border police strength enhanced in east
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The governors of eastern Nangarhar, Laghman and Kunar provinces on Monday claimed improving coordination among local departments to eliminate threats in border areas.
The shortage of border security personnel, insecurity on highways, occasional attacks on power transmission lines and the need for reforms in local governance are the major issues in the eastern provinces.
A coordination meeting, attended by the governors, 201st Selab Military Corps commanders and other security officials, was held in Jalalabad, the capital of Nangarhar, to discuss the current situation in the eastern zone.
The meeting stressed improving coordination at the zonal level. Nangarhar, Laghman and Kunar governors said after the meeting they discussed mutual threats to the eastern zone and improving local governance.
Kunar Governor Eng. Wahidullah Kalimzai said they had prepared a list of security problems in the eastern provinces and shared it with the Presidential Palace.
To a question, Kalimzai said: “We demanded the central government increase the number of border security forces, because boosting their strength is important for security.”
Salim Khan Kunduzi, the governor of Nangarhar, said the meeting also discussed ways to resolve security and civil sector problems in the eastern part of the country.
Laghman Governor Abdul Jabbar Naeemi said they would utilise all available facilities to eliminate threats to security of the three provinces.
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