National Security Council Discusses Overall Security Situation
Publish Date: Jun 03, 2012
June 3, 2012- Chaired by President Hamid Karzai, the National Security Council’s meeting discussed the recent developments and overall security situation in the country.
At the meeting also attended by the Vice Presidents, Chief Minister, National Security Advisor and other senior government officials; Wahidullah Shahrani, Minister of Mining presented a report on the security problems that stand in the way of implementing major mining projects including oil and gas.
According to the Ministry of Mines, a number of government officials misuse their authority and exert influence to secure their own interests in extraction of mines.
After hearing the report, the National Security Council tasked the security institutions not only to protect natural mines but also take prudent measures against any illegal and unauthorized intervention in mining activities and take strict actions against perpetrators.
The meeting also discussed the availability of illegal weapons, vehicles with tainted glasses; irresponsible armed groups, escort vehicles used above the rules by state officials, parliamentarians and the private businesses, calling it a serious threat to the national security.
The meeting instructed the Ministry of Interior and National Security Directorate to immediately take strict measures in disarming irresponsible armed groups or militias, collecting illegal weaponry, remove tainted glasses from cars, regulate security guards and escort vehicles above the rules.
The Ministry of Interior was also tasked to officially inform ISAF, NATO and other foreign diplomatic missions on the ban in use of vehicles with tainted glasses.
Meanwhile, the meeting assigned the Ministry of Finance to ban from now onward imports of vehicles with tainted glasses to Afghanistan.
At the end, the Ministry of Interior was entrusted with the responsibility to report results back to the National Security Council.