Additional police required for Helmand security: Ministry of Interior
Wed Jul 04, 2:47 pm
The Minister of Interior Affairs Besmillah Muhammadi visited Helmand province on Tuesday to review the provincial security situation.
Praising the improved security situation while meeting with several police officers in Helmand, the minister said the police forces have been able to provide better security to many of Helmand areas along with getting the support of citizens.
Promising assistance to Helmand province, Muhammadi said the ministry would make every effort to assist in capacity-building of police forces and would accelerate the reconstruction that is currently planned or underway.
“Fortunately our forces have been able to provide better security with the cooperation of residents. Today we are required to increase the capacity of these forces and to pave the ways for good governance and provincial reconstruction,” Muhammadi urged.
Stressing the need of additional police forces in the province, Muhammadi announced the interior ministry has plans for increasing the ranks of police forces in order to have better security outcomes.
Noticing the shortages in the formation of necessary Police forces, he promised to resolve the issue as soon as possible.
He stated soon the third phase of the security transition process would be implemented in Helmand and additional troops would be deployed there.
The visit of Interior Minister to the southern province follows a recent triple-slaying of British Soldiers. The three were shot by an Afghan policeman in Helmand.