To improve the security situation in Kabul, the Kabul Security Command said that it has started the installation of security cameras in the city.
According to this institution's figures, more than 2000 security cameras have been installed throughout Kabul, and work is still being done to put cameras in more areas of the city.
"Installing cameras is voluntary and not mandatory for every citizen, but the owners of big townships are obligated to install cameras close to their gates," said Khaled Zadran, spokesman of the Kabul Security Command.
Meanwhile, some Kabul residents said that they cannot afford to buy security cameras due to economic problems, and the Islamic Emirate should not make it mandatory.
"How can you activate security cameras and avoid incidents when there is no electricity?" said Mohammad Hadi, a resident of Kabul.
"People's economic situation are not good, and they can't afford five or six thousand Afghanis to buy a camera. Security cameras cost money,” said Mir Ahmad, another resident of Kabul.
However, some military experts said that it is the government's duty to install security cameras.
"Installing security cameras and operating them in accordance with the law, customs, and culture of the people is one of the tasks of the government,” said Asadullah Nadim, military expert.
According to the Kabul Security Command, installing security cameras is obligatory in the major townships but optional in other areas of the city.
The former Afghan government began the process of installing security cameras on Kabul's roads in October 2020 to ensure the safety of the city.