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Want to see police department aloof of politics: Ulumi

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: The Minister of Interior, Noor-ul-Haq Ulumi, on Tuesday said that he would accept no compromise that affects the capability of the Afghan police, vowing that they would leave no stone unturned to prevent possible threats by militants in upcoming spring season.

He told this in the first day of three-day session attended by the Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah, the senior deputy of the Ministry of Interior (MoI), Mohammad Ayub Salangi, the acting defense minister, Inayatullah Nazari, the National Directorate of Security (NDS) chief, Rahmatullah Nabil, the Commander of US and NATO troops in Afghanistan, General John F. Campbell, and high-ranking officials of the MoI including police chiefs.

The interior minister said that he wants to see police department aloof of politics. “No compromise is acceptable that affects the efficiently of the national police,” he added.

He underlined the need for presence of more women in police lines, and said they would mount the number of women police and other female officials in the ministry.

The Chief Executive, Abdullah Abdullah, said public support is needed for the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF), adding that the seminar attendees should focus on issues that are supported by majority of participants of this session. “The people of Afghanistan want security and peace. The ANSF should try to gain further trust by the people,” he added.

The acting defense minister stressed on improved coordination between security agencies, and said the security forces have the ability to defeat militants and maintain law-and-order in the country.

In the meantime, Gen. Campbell stated that they would keep supporting Afghanistan for upcoming several years. “Without your enthusiasm and diligence, the people will suffer at the provincial level,” Campbell said. He urged the ANSF to focus on training and communicating.

Mohammad Ayub Salangi assured that the security forces would not allow any terrorist outfit to take control of any areas in the country. “Our forces will fight until the last drop of their blood. They are in war against roughly 40,000 Taliban fighters,” he added.

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