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Balkh PC links growing insecurity, graft to cracks within govt

Balkh PC links growing insecurity, graft to cracks within govt

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Aug 27, 2015 - 16:46

MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): The provincial council head in northern Balkh province on Thursday said differences within government leaders was a major reason behind spike in graft and insecurity across the country.

Mohammad Ibrahim Khair Andesh, provincial council head, told Pajhwok Afghan News law and order was deteriorating at accelerated pace amid rampant corruption in government departments.

He was of the opinion that still no serious efforts have been taken otherwise the two main challenges could be curbed. For a country like Afghanistaninfo-icon, he said, security was the utmost priority.

“Officials that are responsible for fighting corruption and bringing security are themselves creating problems,” he added.

Khair Andesh said if differences among government leaders deepened, they would lose the masses’ trust which would lead to further chaos.

He said at this situation people had also become disappointed with the government and did not have much hopes as much as they had in the beginning.

Now, he said, people expected the government leaders to come to terms with each other and not to have difference over major issues of national importance.

According to Khair Andesh, people’s biggest expectation was security and it could only be achieved if the government leaders put aside their differences.

He said at such critical situations the people also needed to stand behind the government.

A lot of youth and investors are queuing up to leave the country on daily basis, which is a bad omen for the country, he added.

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