The Presidential Palace said President Ghani met with the police commanders for the regional zones after they were appointed within the framework of the Ministry of Interior (MoI) following a decision by the National Security Council.
He said police forces need leadership, motivation and courage and insisted that the newly-appointed commanders must bring key changes or submit their resignation if they failed.
The National Security Council recently decided for the formation of police command in eight regional zones to maintain stability.
The newly-appointed police commanders include Major Gen Abdul Rahman Rahimi as commander of 101 Asmayee Zone, Brigadier General Jora Bek as commander of 202 Shamshad Zone, Gen. Asadullah Sherzad as commander of 303 Spinghar Zone, Gen. Mashooq Ahmad Selab as commander of 404 Maiwand Zone, Gen. Esmatullah Dawlatzai as commander of 505 Helmand Zone, Brigadier General Hassan Shah as commander of 606 Zone, Brigadier General Mir Amanullah Gozar as commander of 707 Pamir Zone and Major General Sher Aziz Kamawal as commander of 808 Kunduz Zone.
This comes as President Ghani has appointed people as commander and deputy commander of different zones along with the new police commanders for Badakhshan and Faryab province as part of his reform in different levels of the Ministry of Interior.
President Ghani appointed new police chiefs for Ghazni, Badghis, Nuristan, Sar-e-Pul and Laghman provinces last week.