Poor coordination linked to growing Herat insecurity
HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): Lack of access to modern security facilities and coordination among security forces were main reasons behind dramatic surge in insecurity in western Herat province, an official said on Tuesday.
Abdul Rahman Pedram, security and districts committee head in Herat provincial council, expressed these views in an interview with Pajhwok Afghan News.
He said security committee was formed after insecurity started to rise in the province. “Before I took over as head of the committee, everything was on paper and no practical steps had been taken towards security.”
He held regular meetings with security organs, and conveyed security concerns of districts’ residents to the governor and other relevant officials.
“The major challenge for security is lack of enough forces on city and district levels. Lack of access to modern technical security facilities and lack of coordination among security organs is another challenge,” he added.
“Herat’s security gates are specified. If our security forces have access to modern technology by installing CCTV cameras and other facilities they could secure the city in a better way,” he continued.
Regarding infrastructural projects, Pedram said, they did not have any decision in giving contracts but the contracts were given to firms in Kabul.
He said sometimes the firms came and started work in Herat and did not feel the need to answer to local authorities.
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