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Measures on to keep Afghan forces apolitical: CEO

Measures on to keep Afghan forces apolitical: CEO

Mar 01, 2016 - 15:48

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah Abdullah on Tuesday said the national unity government was bringing into use all available resources to strengthen the Afghan security forces and to keep them nonpartisan and apolitical.

Speaking at a conference on public-police liaison in Kabul, Abdullah said the conference was aimed at boosting the trust between the people and the forces.

Arranged by the Ministry of Interior (MoI), the conference was attended by lawmakers, police commanders, religious scholars, tribal elders, civil societyinfo-icon activists and youth from more than 20 provinces.

The CEO said improving security was not confined to military and technical techniques, but needed good relations between security organs and the people.

The security situation was always good in areas where Afghan forces honestly discharged their duties compared to areas where Afghan forces ignored their responsibilities, Abdullah added.

“People in rural areas are not happy with the government because local officials do not visit people about their problems and this negligence gives the militants an opportunity to increase their influence,” the CEO said.

Turning his face to security officials, Abdullah said: “You should not think that your authority is a privilege, but it is a conscience you should carry out honestly.”

He said the government was using all its resources to strengthen the Afghan forces and keep them away from politics.

Security officials should not consider people criticisms about their performance as a negative move, rather they should understand people’s problems and behave with them with an open mind, he added.

Abdullah said police could never be successful until they lacked public support, asking people’s representatives to point out government’s failures along with their suggestions for reforms to relevant organs.

Acting Interior Minister Lt. Gen. Abdur Rahman Rahman told the conference that people’s cooperation with police was a must.

He asked people to take part in improving the country’s security and support Afghan forces in discharging their duties.



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