Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, discussed the security situation of Southeastern provinces with Tandar 203 Corps Commander Lt. General Mohammad Sharif Yaftali this morning via video teleconference from Tawhid Center in ARG.
In this video conference, the governors of Paktia, Paktika, Khost, Logar, Ghazni, Wardak and Bamyan provinces briefed the President on governance and security situation in their respective provinces.
After listening to their briefings, the President directed the Director General of Independent Directorate of Local Governance to apply the standards for transparency in appointments of civilian officials.
President Ghani said that nobody is allowed to meddle in the security sector’s affairs and appointments. He added that the National Security and Defense Forces have thwarted the enemy’s plans and attacks while defending the country and people with full courage and bravery.
President Ghani called useful the presence and role of the local police in ensuring security in the southeastern zone, and directed the governors to focus fundamental attention on the recruitment process for further strengthening of the National Army and National Police.
Present in this video conference were the Security Sector Ministers, Director General of National Directorate of Security, Director General of Independent Directorate of Local Governance, Director General of the Office of Administrative Affairs, the President’s Adviser in Political Affairs, National Security Council Deputies, and the President’s Special Military Advisor.