Hundreds rally against district police chief in Ghazni
GHAZNI (Pajhwok): Hundreds of people on Friday staged a protest rally in the Muqar district of southern Ghazni province, blocking the Kabul-Kandahar highway for one hour.
Some 500 people took to the streets after some individuals visited the provincial police chief to ask him to transfer back the Muqar district police chief, who had been transferred elsewhere.
One of the protestors, Rahmatullah, told Pajhwok Afghan News the district chief, Col. Haji Mohammad, was an inefficient person and had been involved in harassing people over alleged cooperation with insurgents.
He said the police chief had authorised local police and uprising members to harass people under the pretext of links with Taliban.
The protest rally emerged from the district bazaar at about 10am and culminated at about 1pm. They also blocked the Kabul-Kandahar highway for one hour.
But Ghazni police chief Gen. Aminullah Amarkhel told Pajhwok Afghan News the Muqar district police chief had not been removed from his post
He said some people in support and others against the district police chief had been visiting him over the one week.
The Muqar district police chief rejected the allegations against him and said the protest was carried out on the behest of Taliban.
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