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New Nangarhar police chief vows improved security

New Nangarhar police chief vows improved security

Apr 25, 2016 - 20:34

JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The newly-appointed police chief for eastern Nangarhar province on Monday vowed to increase police coordination with other security organs, the public and their representatives.

Brig. Gen. Zarawar Zahid, who officially assumed office on Monday, pledged efforts at improving security situation and working in coordination with local administration and people. 

Nangarhar Governor Saleem Khan Kunduzi said the new police chief had been appointed by the central government and the Ministry of Interior (MoI).

Kunduzi appreciated services of the outgoing provincial police chief Fazal Ahmad Shirzad and hoped the new police chief would be able to ensure security.    

“The new police chief should visit districts to resolve people’s problems, aware himself of security situation there and show much respect to religious scholars.”

Shirzad hoped Zahid would further improve security in the province. “Nangarhar is our home and I performed my responsibility to my level best and I hope Nangarhar residents are happy with me.”

Other speakers on the occasion said the new police chief should take serious measures for improving security in the province. 

Zahid has previously served as police chief of Paktika and Ghazni provinces and in other capacities in several other provinces.


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