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Mounting insecurity in Badghis: Protesters demand dismissal of governor, security chief

AT-KABUL: Tens of residents and parliamentarians from Badghis province staged a protest against mounting insecurity in the province in Kabul.

According to reports, Jawand district of the province fall to the Taliban control the other day.

The protestors expressed their deep concerns over mounting insecurity in the province and warned that other districts will also fall to the Taliban’s hand, if the government didn’t take serious action.

The protestors gathered in Pashtunistan square in Kabul on Monday. They urged the government to dismiss the governor and security chief of Badghis province.

Abdul Rahim an MP from Badghis province, who was also among the protestors, said that the Taliban militants have intensified their activities in Muqur, Abkamari, and Balamurghab districts of the province. He warned that the districts may fall to the Taliban control, unless the government takes immediate action.

He said that they have discussed the insecurity in Badghis with the minister of interior, but he is yet to take any measure to improve security situation in the province.

Safia Aimaq, another MP from the province said that she had briefed security officials that the Taliban have gathered in Gulchin and Khaikhan areas of Jawand district, but they turned blind eye to the issue. “According to my information, there more than 500 Taliban militants in Jawand district now,” she added.

Security officials said that efforts are underway to retake Jawand district from the Taliban militants.

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