Afghan government to establish "public police" inside country

Other News Materials 18 January 2013 11:20 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, Jan. 18 /Trend S.Isayev, T. Jafarov/

The Afghan government will be creating a new structure, called "public police", that would serve as a link between the usual police and the citizens, Ava press reported.

Afghan's Interior Minister Mujtaba Patang said that the Afghanistan needs to strengthen the security inside the country, to make the citizens feel more secured.

Speaking of the "public police", Patang said this structure would be operating in 8 Afghan provinces.

He added, that the recruited people will be unarmed, and serve more like educators and law enforcers to the public.

Patang noted, that there's concern among Afghan people, that the country's security will weaken, after the U.S. troops leave in 2014.

With the creation of "public police", the Afghan government will have better opportunities of independently dealing with opposition and crime in the country.

Patang noted that the necessity to strengthen the security in the country exists, since about 10-15 policemen are being killed in Afghanistan every day.