Hamid Karzai airportPresident Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has sacked top officials from the Hamid Karzai International Airport over negligence in duty, the Office of the President said Thursday.

According to a statement by the ARG Palace, the director of the airport and commander of the border police were among the top officials dismissed by President Ghani.

The statement further added that President Ghani has issued instructions to release an announcement for the director of the airport post as well as instructing the Ministry of Interior to introduce 3 professional and competent individuals for the post of commander of border police for Hamid Karzai International Airport.

President Ghani also added that none of the official who has worked for more than 5 years in the airport should continue to his work and should be replaced with the new comers who should go through a transparent recruitment process besides going through biometric process and registration of assets.

This comes as President Ghani reviewed the report prepared a commission established to conduct a comprehensive review of Hamid Karzai International Airport affairs.

The head of the commission Sardar Mohammad Roshan presented the report to President Ghani and said the current condition of the airport as well as the vulnerable sections have been reviewed.

He said the security of the airport faces challenges due to the numerous security institutions involvement which causes a conflict among them and paves the way for the smuggling of drugs from the airport.

Roshan also expressed concerns regarding the presence of fuel storages and monopoly of fuel supply by three companies.


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