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President Ghani has rejected the resignations of his top security officials

President Ghani has rejected the resignations of his top security officials

President Ghani has rejected the resignations of his high safety officers

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Sunday rejected the resignations of the intelligence chief and the inside and defence ministers, as the federal government faces fierce criticism over an more and more lethal insurgency.

Ghani referred to as on Defence Minister Tariq Shah Bahrami, Inside Minister Wais Ahmad Barmak and intelligence chief Masoom Stanekzai to proceed their duties, after rejecting their resignation letters submitted Saturday and demanding they assist bolster the nation’s defences.

“President Ghani didn’t approve their resignations… and gave them the mandatory directions to enhance the safety state of affairs,” stated a palace assertion.

On Friday Ghani’s highly effective nationwide safety adviser Mohammad Haneef Atmar had resigned, in a blow to the embattled unity authorities earlier than parliamentary elections scheduled for October.

The Ghani administration has been extensively criticised for its incapability to counter the energised insurgency. The Taliban have intensified assaults on police and troops throughout the nation and the Islamic State group has focused the capital Kabul.

This month has seen an awfully violent collection of incidents, together with an assault that noticed the Taliban storm the provincial capital of Ghazni — only a two-hour drive from Kabul — regardless of repeated warnings from native officers that the town was in peril.

Militants held massive components of the town for days and Afghan forces wanted US air energy to push them again, leading to widespread destruction and estimates of a whole bunch of deaths.

The resignation letters got here every week after Ghani supplied a conditional three-month ceasefire to the Taliban, a transfer welcomed by america and NATO after practically 17 years of battle.

The Taliban have but to formally reply to the supply. A quick ceasefire in June had sparked hopes {that a} path for talks with the insurgents was opening.


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