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Security a major concern for most Afghans

Security a major concern for most Afghans

Dec 20, 2011 - 18:12

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): Draft of security strategy would have a positive impact on security situation in Afghanistaninfo-icon, a lawmaker said.

After approval by defense and territorial integrity commission, they would present the draft before general session of the House and then to president Karzai, Shukria Barakzai, head the commission told Pajhwok Afghan News, without giving any time table.

Details would be issued once the draft completed, but improving security situation, training of national security forces, providing modern equipment and employ experts in security section were the salient featuresinfo-icon of the draft, she said.
They had already asked Afghan government to close parallel organizations to the government such as Provincial Reconstructioninfo-icon Team (PRTinfo-icon) and to strengthen basis of the government, Barakzai said.

President Hamid Karzai has also said several times, any parallel government must be stopped.
According to Haji Sakhi Mashwani, member of internal security commission, drafting security strategy was a very important task for better security situation in the country.
Duties and responsibilities of Afghan National Army (ANA), Afghan National Police (ANP) and National Directorate of security (NDSinfo-icon) must be specified as by now they were interfering in each other's affairs sometimes, Mashwani added.
Different Afghans think different on the security strategy.
Abu Bakar Jabarkhel, a student of Journalism faculty in Kabul University said coordination and cooperation among Afghan security forces and strengthening them would provide better result.
"International community must work to strengthen Afghan forces and prevent externalinfo-icon interference," he suggested.
Yasir, resident of central capital Kabul city also blamed neighbors for interfering in Afghanistan internal affairs and said people must be encouraged to help the government in bringing security.  
Syed Aqa, resident of Mirwais Maidan area of the city said, "It is very important to start peace talks with Talibaninfo-icon, which will be the most important step toward security and prosperity in Afghanistan."
“Sincere efforts should be made for those talks and preconditions, such as accepting the Constitution and laying weapons, must avoided by the government,” he proposed.


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