No one can interfere in security sector jobs: Ghani
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani on Sunday insisted on following eligibility criteria in recruitment to the civil service and warned that no one has the right to interfere in appointments at the security sector.
During a video conference with the commander of 203rd Thunder Military Corps, Lt. Gen. Mohammad Sharif Yaftali, President Ghani received reports from the governors of Paktika, Paktia, Khost, Logar, Ghazni, Maidan Wardak provinces about the security situation and government affairs in their provinces, a statement from the Presidential Palace, said.
After hearing the reports, Ghani instructed the director general of the Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG) to implement the eligibility criteria for transparency in recruitment process of civil service departments, the statement said.
“No one has the right to interfere in the recruitment process and other activities of the security sector,” the statement quoted President Ghani as saying without further details.
Also on Sunday, some Meshrano Jirga or upper house of parliament members criticised the government for appointing people on the basis of political, party, ethnic and regional relations, asking the regime to stop such recruitments which widen the gap between the government and the people.
The president also praised Afghan security forces for bravely defending the country and the nation and frustrating the enemy designs.
He said the Afghan Local Police (ALP) could play a crucial rule for security in southeastern provinces, directing provincial governors to pay more attention to the recruitment process of security forces.
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