Security commission to protect media in Kandahar
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): The governor for southern Kandahar province on Wednesday asked military officials to constitute a security commission for protection of media outlets and journalists.
Dr. Humayun Aziz floated the suggestion at a weekly security meeting attended by 205th Atal Militry Corps commander Maj. Gen. Daud Shah Wafadar in Kandahar, provincial National Directorate of Security chief Maj. Gen. Qadar Mohammad Khan and Kandahar deputy police chief Brig. Gen. Rahmatullah Atrafi.
Azizi citing president’s directives asked the security officials to pay special attention to protection and safety of media houses and activists.
The presidential orders come after Taliban insurgents directly threatened with elimination all staff working with Tolo and 1TV channels.
Governor Azizi also asked the security officials to step up their efforts at ensuring security in Kandahar because security was essential for development, services delivery and reforms.
He also urged residents to take active part in ensuring security for public places like schools, hospitals and roads, etc.
The governor said religious scholars could play a major role in strengthening the country’s security, urging them to denounce violence and terrorism in their Friday sermons.
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