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Paktika police chief vows to eliminate corruption

Paktika police chief vows to eliminate corruption

Jun 12, 2016 - 16:17

SHARAN (Pajhwok): The newly-appointed police chief for southeastern Paktika province on Sunday identified boosting security and fightingagainst administrative corruption as his top priorities.

Brig. Gen, Khalilullah Ziayee, during an exclusive interview with Pajhwok Afghan News, promised he would consulttribal elders, religious scholars and people on issues of public importance.

He called corruption a serious problem, affirming his determination to root it out.Anyone found involved in corruption would be brought to justice, the police chief warned.

But Ainuddin, a resident of Wazikhwa district, rejected the vows made by the newly appointed police chief. He said every newcomer made similar claims but with time they forgot their promises.

According to his information,militants have blockedroads in Wazikhwa, Tarwa and War Mummy districts for the past few months, but the security forces have been unable to reopen the highways.

Abdul Rahman, an inhabitant of Gayan district, told Pajhwok Afghan Newscheck-posts in their area were unmanned. Many parts of the district were being controlled by the insurgents, he claimed.

But Gen. Ziayeeinsisted he wouldeliminate the militants and enforce law and orderacross the province.


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