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Our nation, unity under attack, says Ghani

Our nation, unity under attack, says Ghani

Jun 17, 2017 - 20:49

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani on Saturday said the enemy had launched attack on the Afghan nation and their unity after tasting defeat on the battlefield.

Addressing a high level huddle of security officials at the Presidential Palace, the president praised the sacrifices, bravery, heroism and patriotism of the Afghan national security and defence forces.

“I am proud of you as the commander in chief,” the president told the meeting that conferred on security challenges in the country, according to a statement from the Presidential Palace.

The acting defence minister and leaders of security organs attended the meeting. The participants briefed the president about security measures across the country and prevention of enemy attacks.

They demanded construction of security bunkers on outskirts of Kabul, creation of a military cooperative, a new bridge within the Kabul garrison, disarming of illegal armed men and a campaign against glass tints and undocumented vehicles.

They also called for prevention of political interferences in appointments of security officials and called for the traffic system in Kabul to be computerized and others.

Praising the sacrifices and achievements of the security forces, the president said: “In the path of defense of the people and the mother land, your sacrifices will be written in golden words in the history.”

The president said the people’s current support for their security forces had no example in the past 100 years.

Ghani said battlefield victories had turned the tide of the conflict and frustrated the enemy’s two goals --- to harm the system and divide the nation.

“Currently an active war is ongoing against our nation and the national unity because the Afghanistaninfo-icon enemies have been defeated on the battlefield and now they want to take the war to the people and lower their morale.”

The president said a comprehensive security plan had been prepared for Kabul and would be presented to a big gathering soon for a debate.

Similarly, he said, economic plan for Kabul had also been completed.

The president also said the strength of the commando forces would be doubled, stressing no one had the right, including him, to benefit from commando forces as bodyguards.

For the security of high ranking officials, the Urban Development Ministry has been tasked with construction of a specific place.

The president also asked provincial governors to hold gatherings in support of the security forces. He said the traffic control system in Kabul needed to be equipped with latest technology.

The president asked the authorities concerned to reopen for public use roads which had been closed without a reason in Kabul.



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