Sirajuddin Haqqani, the acting Minister of Interior, on Saturday for the first time appeared before media at a ceremony in Kabul and urged those Afghans who have left the country to return.
Speaking at the 13th graduation ceremony of students from the Kabul Police Academy, Haqqani said based on the general amnesty, no one will face any security problems.
Haqqani said the Islamic Emirate will uphold its commitments made in Doha and will not allow anyone to threaten any country from Afghanistan. “Our soil will not be a threat to anyone. The Islamic Emirate is committed to upholding the commitments it made in Doha,” he said.
Pointing to the international criticism about restrictions on women, especially women’s right to work, Haqqani said a number of female police members graduated on Saturday.
377 police members, including 21 females, graduated from the Kabul Police Academy after four years of police studies. He said the new graduates, including the females, will be recruited to government departments.
Referring to complaints over house-to-house searches, Haqqani called on the security forces to not cause disturbances and problems for the people. He said in case of any problems, the security forces should do the searches in cooperation with the elders and Ulema.
Deputy Prime Minister Abdul Salam Hanafi, speaking at the same ceremony, said no group will be allowed to create insecurity or disunity in the country in the name of ethnicity or regional identity. “We will not allow anyone in any district or province to damage the people of Afghanistan in the name of an ethnicity, regional area or for any other reason,” he said.
He also urged the Afghans who have the left the country to return.