Kandahar Governor, Tooryalai Wesa, is leading the people of Kandahar in supporting and praising the substantial security gains of the Afghan National Security Forces.
Led by the considerable talents of Southern Director of Police, Major General Abdul Razziq, and supported by the 205th Hero Corps, Afghan National Army Commander, Major General Abdul Hamid, the residents of Kandahar feel free and safe to go about their daily business, protected from the enemies of Afghanistan.
“I really praise the efforts of our security forces,” says Governor Wesa. “Our enemies have tried to bring destruction to our homes, but they have failed. Our security forces have prevented any bandits from entering our districts. They have made many arrests and we thank them for their work.”
The recent clearance operations in Panjwai, Zharay and Maiwand districts have seen demonstrable improvements in security in these areas, allowing a number of schools to re-open and markets to thrive. Afghans want their children to go to school and contribute to the country’s development when they are grown.
Afghan security forces now run all their security operations on their own. The international forces continue to support the loyal Afghan security forces where they are asked to provide support, but the leadership, planning and execution are all completely Afghan-owned operations.
General Razziq’s men and women of the Afghan National Police have completed specific, targeted operations against bandits and thieves, whilst also providing a wide security screen on all major routes into the province, to search for contraband and criminals.
“We want to make sure nobody can harm our people,” says Governor Wesa. “Kandahar is a place of peace now. We want education and freedom, not fighting. I am told every week of the success of our security forces. I praise them and ask all our people to support them too.”
The Afghan National Security Forces are professionally trained and equipped with modern apparatus, but they need the support and cooperation of the people. No doubt, the two together can defend their country against any internal or external threat and make sure that Afghanistan maitains its journey on towards peace and prosperity.
In most security operations, the information and support provided by the people have played a decisive role. Timely reporting of an insurgent activity to the security forces has saved hundreds of innocent lives.