Police in this central capital on Monday said they were all poised to provide security for the second round of presidential elections in coordination with other organs.
Kabul Police Chief Lt. Gen. Mohammad Zahir told reporters they had adopted comprehensive security measures in all parts of the city to enable residents to participate in the June 14 runoff election.
He said security forces had proven their ability in the first round of elections on April 5 and were fully capable to do the same in the second round.
“We are ready to serve and protect the people and we will not hesitate from rendering any kind of sacrifice while maintaining security on the voting day,” Zahir said.
Mirdad Najrabi, who heads the Wolesi Jirga’s commission on interior security, was also present at the press conference.
He commended the Kabul police for their efforts to maintain security in the previous round of elections and urged the force not to let the enemy reach their targets in the upcoming ballot.
The police chief said they worked day and night to ensure Kabul residents live in peace. He hoped the runoff elections would pass off peacefully.
“We bring into use every resource we have. We will not allow the enemy to create problems during the elections.”