By: The Kabul Times
KABUL: President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, during his stay in the country’s southern Zabul province, asked the provincial security and defense officials to provide a comprehensive security and defense plan to be implemented in the province, BNA reported the other day.
After hearing report from the provincial officials, about the security situation of the province, the country’s president said he has come to the province to closely investigate the situation, particularly the security situation, under which to take effective plan, the agency said.
“Tell me what the reality is,” the president said denying to make sure about an incorrectly reported security in the province and adding that there would be a need for change if security is not suitable.
He said the security forces should be aware of all what being happening worse in the districts such as Shamalzay, Nawbahar, Atghar, Soyuri, Arghandab, Daychoopan and Mizan to prevent further security deterioration.
The president asked the provincial security officials to seriously step up in preventing corruption and wastage of military ammunition and equipment, the agency quoted.
The president instructed the ministers of defense and interior to prepare strategic security plan under which a solution could be sought for the current challenges, according to the agency.
He also called for change and replacement to be brought among the security officials with long-time duty within the military units, and to cancel contracts with those companies providing low-quality security forces equipment and repairing military vehicles or even not fulfilling their jobs well.
President Ghani also instructed for tightening security of the highway 1, part of which relates to the security and defense institutions based in the province.