Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Wednesday, August 12th, 2020

‘Check-Posts Bring No Security to Mazar Highway’

 ‘Check-Posts Bring No Security  to Mazar Highway’
MAZAR-I-SHARIF - Public representatives and residents of northern Balkh province on Tuesday expressed deep concern over insecurity on the Mazar-i-Shraif-Shiberghan highway. They claimed government recently constructed some check-posts between Balkh and Jawzjan provinces, but insecurity remained. They said sometimes Taliban militants emerge on the highway by creating check-posts and collecting taxes from truck drivers. Residents of Balkh province say security forces have been only securing their check-posts and themselves and most of Mazar-Shiberghan highway’s parts are under Taliban insurgents’ control. But Shahin Military Corps officials rejected the allegations and said after creation of some check-posts, security on the Mazar-Shiberghan highway has been ensured. Jan Mohammad, a resident of Balkh province, told Pajhwok Afghan News insecurity increased on the highway since last year. (Pajhwok)