Afghan security heads deny reports of government-backed militias
Gen. Massoud Andarabi, the acting minister of the interior, and Ahmad Zia Saraj the acting head of the national directorate of security (NDS)
Gen. Massoud Andarabi, the acting minister of the interior, and Ahmad Zia Saraj the acting head of the national directorate of security (NDS), were summoned by the Afghan parliament on Monday to speak about the security situation and to answer allegations that the government is forming militias by arming thousands of people in rural areas under a security measure passed by the government in early July, known as the "Security Charter," and explained as a program to "mobilize the people in the fight against crime."
The security chiefs were also asked by MPs about the increase in security incidents around the country, and “illegal” appointments in their organizations.
Some MPs said that the government has distributed weapons under the security charter plan to individuals who are suspected of crimes. The plan was announced by the government last year to boost security in the country, especially big cities.
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