Strengthening Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) is the top priority of the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and the international community. This objective is achieved through providing professional training to the security personnel and modern military equipment.
The over 350,000 strong ANSF have recently won the hearts of their fellow Afghans during the elections when they provided a safe environment throughout the country.
To keep up with its professionalism and strength the ANSF constantly inducts and trains new personnel. Recently, the Afghan Border Police (ABP) 604th Zone Academy in Lashkar Gah, Helmand, conferred graduation certificates on 99 new recruits.
The ceremony was attended, among others, by the provincial governor, Mohammad Naim, police chief, General Abdul Qaim Baqizoy, commander 604th Zone ABP, General Sultan Mahmood, members of the provincial shura and local elders.
Governor Naim said that the ABP was an important component in the security apparatus because they keep our borders safe from the enemy. “Border police are a professional force, trusted by the people,” he said.
The policemen were training in basic policing techniques such as patrol, handling weapons, dealing with civilians, law and human rights, first aid and computer literacy.
General Sultan Mahmood, commander ABP 604th Zone, said that ABP was ready for the complete transition of security to the ANSF in a few months’ time.
“The final phase of security transition is near and in coming months the transition will get to the end point. All the security will be handed over to the Afghan National Security Forces and the 604th Border Zone is part of that,” General Mahmood said.