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Bolstered security a panacea to problems: Ex PC head

KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Former provincial council head of southeastern Khost province has said President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani should focus more on bolstering security and law and order in the country.
Sayed Karim Khaksar during an exclusive interview with Pajhwok Afghan News said emergence of Islamic State (IS) or Daesh fighters in some parts of the country was a looming threat to nascent security.
Citing an example, he said that security situation had got worsened in Khost province as militants launched spring offensive codenamed Azm.
“Security in Khost was excellent and the residents could safely travel from one side of the province to another. But now the situation has changed to worse amid increased bomb blasts and coordinated attacks on border security posts,” he lamented.
Khaksar linked recent insecurity to lack of coordination between president and the Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
He said president had a focus and he was spending time time on small issues while fundamental issues had been ignored.
“Peace is important than any other issue so the president should take measures for improved law and order to counter of Taliban’s attacks,” Khaksar added.
He said that Ghani also committed a big mistake by removing some individuals who were supporting him during presidential election campaigns.
He said that many individuals with good governance experience also ignored.
“If the government appoint former governors and ministers, it would help prevent the country witnessed crisis”, Khasar said, adding the government plans could be implemented better if senior provincial officials were granted with more authorities and responsibilities.
For bolstered security, the president should respect people’s demands in appointing new governors, he said.
“The president should appoint individuals as governors with excellent experience and bridge the gap between people and government,” Khaksar added.

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