The Afghan government in ceremonial event introduced new police chiefs for 100 districts in 29 provinces on Saturday.
President Ashraf Ghani, First Vice President Amrullah Saleh and National Security Advisor Hamdullah Mohib spoke at the inauguration ceremony of the new police chiefs for 100 districts, Presidential Palace statement reads.
Mohib said a committee was established by a presidential decree for selection of the commanders, following much efforts 100 lieutenants and officers were appointed to their duties.
According to the statement, President Ghani addressed the commanders: “You have the support of the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, go to your duties with a full impetus with new motives, treat the civilians well, and have no mercy on the enemy”.
This is despite the start of Intra-Afghan talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban, the fighting has escalated rather than subsided, and the government has recently recruited 100 lieutenants and police officers to take the security commands of the districts.