Officials for Ministry of Defense (MoD) have considered support of the people from Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) as the most significant factor in maintaining security across the country.
Gen. Dawlat Waziri, a spokesperson to MoD, told The Kabul Times: “Both support of the people and their cooperation with ANDSF are key factors in maintaining of security in the country and can put positive impact on security situation as no development will be possible without cooperation of the people.”
“You know better those who have strengthened the country’s security forces are you brothers, fathers and sons, so support of the people from the security forces is considered as principal condition for strengthening of security forces,” Waziri said, stressed that Afghan National Army (ANA) forces have planned 12 separate operations in seven provinces such as Helmand, Kunduz, Nangarhar, Ghazni, Uruzgan and Farah where the operations would put positive impacts on maintaining security in the country.
He added that fortunately support of the people and their cooperation with ANDSF have increased in the past few years and now the people fully trust on capabilities of the country’s security forces.
“Support of the people from ANDSF has good impacts not only on maintaining security but on development of Afghanistan in political, economic and social fields,” the MoD spokesperson said, adding that Afghan security forces were real guardians of this land and would fully defend their people and country.
Meanwhile, members of parliament while praising the country’s defense and security forces for their efforts towards maintaining security in the country stressed media should make further effort towards heightening of the forces’ morale and prepare their report from battlefield in accordance to national interests as media organizations play role as connecting bridge between the people and government.
A member of parliament Salih Mohammad Saljooqi says the more support of the people from ANDSF is important in strengthening of the forces, the more media can play key role in both strengthening of the security forces and enhancement of their combating morale.
He believes that the government should always appreciate achievements and capabilities of the country’s national security forces because they are giving lots of sacrifices for their people and country and it is needed to appreciate their sacrifices. “Strengthening of defense and security organs, attention to families of martyred soldiers and officers, further attention to soldiers fighting in front line, appointment merit and home-loving individuals in battlefields and changes in local governments can play vital role in reducing of violence and war in the country and will be positive steps towards maintaining security in the country,” Saljooqi added. Another member of parliament Gulalai while praising combat capabilities of the country’s national defense and security forces for their efforts towards controlling the enemies’ attacks said support of the people from ANDSF was key in maintaining of security and helped ANDSF lead and plan most of operations against insurgents in the country.
Meanwhile, a number of our countrymen are happy about increasing capabilities of the country’s national defense and security forces and asking national unity government to put maintaining security in its top working priorities.
It is worth mentioning that Afghanistan has now strong defense and security organs and its defense and security forces have received standardized and professional military trainings and are able to defend their people and country in very severe situations.