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Management of security institutions in north needs review: Ghani

Management of security institutions in north needs review: Ghani

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Nov 29, 2016 - 15:24

MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday praised good coordination among security institutions in the north, but said their management needed to be reviewed.

On his return from a three-day visit to Turkmenistan, the president landed in Balkh province and attended a briefing on the security situation in the largely clam north.

The briefing, organised by the Shahin Military Corps, was also attended by Balkh Governor Atta Mohammad Noor and top security officials.

Ghani praised good coordination among security organs in the region but said their management should be reviewed.

“An officer should be an officer and a soldier should serve as a soldier,” he remarked, ordering security forces to change their position from defensive to offensive against militants with the arrival of winter.

He said security forces should eliminate all militants in the northern region before spring.“Balkh is important for the security and stability of the north; we should keep that stability,” he said.

The president also commended the performance and achievements of GovernorAtta Mohammad Noorover the past 10 years.

Noor asked the president to equip police personnel, construct a new building for Balkh central jail and a boundary wall around the airport.

The governor’s spokesman, Munir Farhad, told Pajhwok Afghan News President Ghani would travel to Kabulinfo-icon after the meeting.

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