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Security Organs Need Fundamental Reforms: Rahimi

Security Organs Need Fundamental Reforms: Rahimi

KABUL - The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) office on Thursday said fundamental reforms were needed in security organs for improving the country’s security situation.
Mujib Rahman Rahimi, a spokesman for CEO Abdullah Abdullah, told a press conference here that some changes had been brought to security institutions and the a process was ongoing.
“Our security organs need reform and some progress in this has already been made, but still there is need for drastic changes,” he said.
About the introduction of a number of new individuals to security institutions, he hoped the organs’ leadership would improve under new officials.
The reform process and utilizing new experiences would continue until the situation was improved in the security sector, Rahimi added.
Wide-ranging changes have been made in the 101 Asmayee Police Zone of Kabul while former intelligence chief, Amrullah Saleh, was recently appointed as state minister for reforms in the security sector.
Saleh also leads the High Board of Appointments of Senior Officers in Defense and Security Forces.
CEO spokesman, Mujib Rahman Rahimi, welcomed the meeting between Afghanistan and Pakistan officials in London on resolving political differences between the two neighbors.
“Negotiations are underway between Pakistan and Afghanistan on national security advisors levels, we hope the opportunity is used to end the tension,” he said.
Afghanistan has always tried to resolve differences with its neighbors through diplomatic channels and peacefully, a policy still enforced, Rahimi said, adding Pakistan should take action and target terrorist safe havens on its instead of giving empty promises.
National Security Council (NSC) spokesman Tawab Ghorzang said the London meeting on Wednesday night on sorting out political tensions between Kabul and Islamabad was productive.
He said the meeting was attended by National Security Advisor (NSA) Mohammad Hanif Atmar and Ambassador Omar Zakhilwal.
Adviser to Pakistan Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz and National Security Adviser of UK Mark Lyall Grant also participated in the meeting. (Pajhwok)