KABUL: President Ashraf Ghani has approved the appointment and replacement of police chiefs for 14 provinces and sent another 10 officers to the waiting list, a statement from Presidential Palace said on Saturday.
The move came after the Ministry of Interior (MoI) suggested the new appointments and some replacement in top security positions amid improved security situation in the country, the statement said.
According to presidential order, the replacement of police chiefs for provinces approved by the president.
Brig. Gen. Khalilullah Ziai, commander of the 808th Spin Zar Military Corps, was transferred to the 303th zone, Brig. Gen. Raz Mohammad has been appointed as commander of 808th.
Brig. Gen. Abdul Baqi replaced Kunduz Police Chief Brig. Gen. Abdul Hameed Hameed, Brig. Gen. Aminullah Amarkhel replaced Herat Police Chief Brig. Gen. Mohammad Ayub Ansari, Brig. Gen. Akhtar Mohammad Noorzai replaced Khost Police Chief Faizullah Jalal, Brig. Gen. Nabi Jan Mullah Khel replaced Brig. Gen. Dilawar Shah as Faryab Police Chief.
Meanwhile, Brig. Gen. Ahmad Fahim Qaeem has appointed as police chief for northwestern Badghis province replacing Abdul Raouf Taj, Maj. Gen. Abdul Qaium Baqizoi appointed as police chief for northern Sar-i-Pul province replacing Abdul Khalil Dastiyar and deputy police chief of Maidan Wardak province, Mohammad Abdali appointed as police chief for Logar province.
Abdul Raouf Uruzgani has appointed as police chief and Brig. Gen. Haqnawaz Haqyar as deputy public order police commander for eastern Laghman.
On the other hand, Col. FaridMashal has appointed as police chief for southern Ghazni province, Brig. Gen. Mohammad Sabir has appointed as police chief for northeastern Badakhshan province, Col. Sayed Abas Sadad has appointed as police chief for eastern Nuristan province and Brig. Gen. Ghulam Sakhi Ghafoori has appointed as police chief for southwestern Daikundi province.
Police chief of southeastern Khost province, Brig. Gen. Faizullah Jalal, Badghis police chief Brig. Gen. Ismatullah Alizai, Logar police chief, Kunduz police chief Brig. Gen. Abdul Hamid Hamid, Faryab police chief Brig. Gen. Dalawar Shah, Ghazni police chief Brig. Gen. Mohammad Zaman, Badakhshan police chief Brig. Gen. Abdul KhaliqAqsai, Herat police chief Brig. Gen. Ayub Ansari and Daikundi police chief Mohammad Baqir Murtazawe have been introduced to the waiting list.