Security up in Ghazni for Eid celebrations
Sat Aug 18, 12:18 pm
Security officials report of strict security measures in order to prevent any insecurity event during the Eid days in the central province of Ghazni.
All the entrance routes of Ghazni province were under control of security forces as the Ghazni highways were linking with more than a dozen provinces and the terrorist were likely to use these routes, provincial police chief Muhammad Hussain said.
“The Ghazni Police headquarter has taken strict security measures and all the vehicles are thoroughly searched and are monitored in order to let the citizens celebrate the Eid festival without any problem,” police chief noted.
He asked the citizens to cooperate with the security forces for better implementation of security.
Meanwhile, the citizens expressed their satisfaction with the police security efforts, saying that it would ensure better security.
“We demand better security because we have faced a lot of insecurity in our country. We are pleased with the police and ANA soldiers as they are providing better security and the situation of our province has also been improved significantly when compared to past years,” a taxi driver told Ariana TV reporter.
Though the Ghazni security apparently seems improved, the citizens are worried about cracker bombs (firecrackers) used by the children as they celebrate Eid with fireworks.
The government has strictly warned the shopkeepers to not sell the cracker bombs, but children are finding that they have easy access to these small explosive materials.
“All the shopkeepers and parents have been warned to prevent usage of cracker bombs that create problems for the citizens. Through provincial TV channels we have notified the shopkeepers and we have collected such cracker bombs from the shops,” the Ghazni police chief said.