Public reps, elders interfering in my affairs, says Amarkhel
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): The police chief for southern Ghazni province on Tuesday alleged some provincial council members were meddling in his affairs, but a public representative demanded their names to be exposed.
Brig. Gen. Aminullah Amarkhel told a press conference here that some tribal elders and provincial council members interfered in his affairs. He said such interference not only increased insecurity but also created hurdles to his work.
As an example, Amarkhel said tribal elders and PC members put pressure on him during the appointment of district police chiefs. “Any activity that is not beneficial for my nation, I will not do that at any cost.”
According to Amarkhel, he has several times asked such people not to interfere in his affairs but the interference continued.
He warned if these individuals didn’t change their behavior, he would be obliged to reveal their names to the media.
However, a provincial council member, Naseer Ahmad Faqiri, told Pajhwok Afghan News Amarkhel should name those interfering in his affairs.
“No one has the right to interfere in police affairs because such interference creates problems for the nation.”
A resident of Ghazni city, the provincial capital, Mohammadullah, said the government should pursue legally those creating hurdles for the police chief.
He asked the public representatives to help security forces ensure security instead of creating problems for them.
Recently the security situation has deteriorated, with clashes between security forces and Taliban insurgents taking place daily in Ghazni.
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