Don’t misbehave, Ghani tells Afghan forces
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani on Monday said he had received complaints claiming Afghan security officials misbehaved with local people during their operations in northern Kunduz province, asking the forces to shun such behaviour.
During a video conference with commanders of military crops, brigades, provincial police chiefs and provincial National Directorate of Security (NDS) chiefs, President Ghani ordered them to encourage their forces towards good conduct during their operations, a statement from the Presidential Palace said.
Ghani said beating and victimising people and misbehaving with them were against the country’s laws, human rights and the code of conduct of security and defence forces.
He firmly ordered the officials to prevent such kind of violations and ill-treatments.
The main difference between terrorists and security forces was that security personnel respected the laws and human rights and regulations and the terrorists and illegal armed groups did the opposite, he said.
He said security forces were supposed to work for building an environment of peace and trust among the people and gain popularity among the masses with their good behaviour.
The president thanked security and defence forces for recent gains during their operations in northern Kunduz province, saying they would be appreciated for their bravery.
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