Following the rise in crime in Kabul, President Ghani handed over security responsibility to his first deputy, Amrullah Saleh, for several weeks.

First Vice President Amrullah Saleh wrote on his Facebook page Friday night that he would take over security responsibility for Kabul from Saturday, based on the presidential orders.

He added, “I have no words of compassion or expediency against the criminals in my dictionary in the way of enforcing the law to ensure the security of the people”.

A list of major criminals in Kabul had been prepared and called on the people to help the security forces, VP Saleh wrote.

People should cooperate and provide information to LAW enforcement in any way possible.

This comes at a time when crime in central Kabul has peaked over the past few months and people are becoming victims of various criminal offenses every night.

Earlier, President Ghani also expressed his concerns over the deteriorating security situation in Kabul, adding that 300 more security cameras would be installed in the city in the coming future.


  • Mohammad Haroon Alim holds a BBA degree from Kardan University. He works as a sub-editor for Khaama Press.