MPs: Afghan security officials in some provinces provide ammunition to the enemy

  • Date of Publication : 19/09/2016 at 13:35 GMT
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Representatives of provinces facing security challenges, including Uruzgan, Paktika and Kandahar claimed that many security checkpoints were been captured by the Taliban and that the Afghan Security Forces are delivering their arms and ammunition to the enemy.

Nader Khan Katvazai, Paktika’s representative in Parliament expressed his concerns over the issue, saying that, “In most of the provinces, including Paktika, the commanders of the security checkpoints, mostly in districts, delivers their ammunition to the enemy without any fighting and resistance.

According to Ubaidullah Barekzai, Uruzgan’s MP, during his nine-day visit to the province, 29 Afghan Security Forces’ checkpoints fell under the control of the Taliban in one day, without any combat or conflict.

Addressing the recent incident, Mr. Barekzai said that 43 checkpoints were last night captured by the Taliban without any fighting, that this is as a result of a conspiracy.

He added that, “My concerned is on why the government does not set out the necessary punishment relating to such offences as practiced around the world. Why is the government not prosecuting such persons? ”

Abdul Rauf Ibrahimi, Speaker for the Wolesi Jirga (Lower house of parliament) assigned a special commission to investigate the issue. He said, “The Ministry of Interior should investigate on the motives of the police forces surrendering to the Taliban without any combat. He also demanded that the issue be address urgently.

The Minister of Interior accused of negligence on this issue, has not respond to the questions from the representatives on the issue, but deputy spokesperson for Defense Ministry said the National Army has never made a tactical retreat from any security checkpoint, and has constantly put forward resistance on the enemy.

Mr. Radmanesh told the representatives that the Afghan National Army is proud to defend the her country, sovereignty and territorial integrity.

But military analysts believe that such failures is as a result of weak and poor management and the government unfortunately lacks good system management.

Syed Ahmad Ahmadi, a military analyst said, “In my opinion, the government should take serious steps in this regard. It should be vigilant and alert. Our soldiers have a high morale but we are unlikely been faced with a disabled management system.

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