The Security Department in Kabul vowed to provide traders with security, saying that they have conducted several rounds of meetings with the traders to address their challenges.
A spokesman for the Kabul security department, Khalid Zadran, said that the security forces will provide security for both citizens and traders in the country.
“We not only pay attention to the security situation of the citizens but also the traders. We have meetings with them (traders) at the end of every month ad every week and discuss their security issues in coordination with them,” Zadran said.
The Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Investment (ACCI) said that nearly 350 weapon licenses have been issued to the members of the private sector.
Acting head of the ACCI, Mohammad Younus Momand expressed optimism over ensuring the security of the traders by the security departments in the country.
“The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan has helped the private sector in security issues. In only one day, it issued 350 licenses for weapons and also provided any kind of help we asked them for,” he said.
This comes as the residents of Kabul called on the Islamic Emirate to pay further attention to the security in Kabul.
“We call on the Islamic Emirate to pay attention to every aspect. For example, the cases of abduction and our economic figures are being abducted all the time,” said Rohullah, a resident of Kabul.
“The situation is better now than before. The people were very afraid of the security situation before. The situation deteriorated during the night,” said Hakimullah, a resident of Kabul.
Earlier, there were reports published about the abduction of 13 traders in the country but the Kabul security department denied it.