Interior Minister Noor-ul-Haq Ulumi said on Friday that arms would be used against enemy but stressed close coordination with masses to ensure greater peace and stability in the country.
Ulumi held detailed deliberations with tribal elders, youth, security officials and representatives from Kandahar, Helmand, Uruzgan and Zabul provinces at the Mandigak Palace.
Earlier, speaking on the occasion, Dr. Toryalai Weesa, the acting governor, said it was a matter of great satisfaction that the new interior minister had kicked-off his work from his home province.
Praising Ulumi, Weesa said the interior minister had broad experience in handling officials activities. He said that people should not demand the government to give them development projects for their personal interests rather every Afghan should keep his/her national interests supreme.
Ulumu also said he was satisfied to launch his work from his home province. “We have been searching for peace since last 35 years. Keeping in view my past experience, I will leave no stone unturned to ensure peace, prosperity and stability in Afghanistan,” he noted.
Everyone, he reiterated in Afghanistan was waiting for tangible peace in the country, which could be achieved when people of the country joined hands with the government.
The government of national unity was striving to ensure stability and good governance, he said, adding that everything was linked to peace and peace without people’s cooperation could not be achieved.
He vowed that a strategy would be worked out to persuade and bring back the people who went angry against the system.
Haji Agha Lalai, Kandahar representative, while speaking on the occasion demanded the interior minister to send a delegation to the province to remove people grievances about the law and order in Kandahar.
Hamidullah, Zabul’s representative in the Wolesi Jirga, said that interior minister should work out an inclusive plan for greater security in Kandahar.
Mohammad Hashim, senator from Helmand, said the Ministry of Interior should listen to the problems of the people and address them.
Haji Obaidullah Khan, a tribal elder from Uruzgan, said that problems of those security forces should be addressed who discharged their duties in tough areas safeguarding their motherland.