No compromise over blood of security forces in political process: Ghani
By Farhad Naibkhel-KABUL: President Muhammad Ashraf Ghani on Saturday assured that the government would not bargain over sacrifices of security forces for political goals.
After inaugurating the Ministry of Interior’s new building, President Ghani said that the government wanted to restore peace but at the same time was committed to improve security.
“Peace is a dream of all Afghans. We have not engineered this war, but the war was imposed upon us by others. We will defend this soil [Afghanistan] and Islamic values,” he said.
Ghani further said that if the peace was restored, the police force would focus on the real job which is enforcement of laws. Expressing concerns over the red-tapism, the president said that he had ordered the interior ministry to introduce reforms to overcome the bureaucratic hurdles and facilitate the public and families of the martyrs.
Pointing to the process of obtaining proof as family of a martyr, he said that the process takes at least one year. Ghani said the process had to be made easy.
He stated that when the men and women in uniform are rendering sacrifices, it is duty of the government to resolve their problems, adding that unfortunately, powerful people usurped millions of acres land, but the government failed to provide plots to the martyrs’ families.
Minister of Interior Noor-ul-Haq Ulomi said that they would strive hard to fight corruption in the ministry and defend the country against aggression.
It is pertinent to mention that the new complex of MoI has been built on 183 acres land at total cost of $210 million, provided by the United States.