KABUL: The former Afghan lawmaker Farkhunda Zahra Naderi hailed the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) for risking their lives to protect the Afghan citizens.
Ms Naderi launched a campaign during the third day of Eid-ul-Fitr which included a visit to 300 bed hospital where the wounded Afghan police service members are being treated.
Today’s campaign which also included distribution of Eid packages in a number of parks in the city, was part of a major campaign launched by young activists few months earlier.
Led by Ms Naderi, the campaign ‘Police and Citizen’ was launched with an aim to encourage the citizens of the country to cooperate the police force and bridge gap between the residents of the country and the police forces.
Ms Naderi told reporters in Kabul today that creation of an atmosphere of coordination and trust between citizens and government, specifically the security forces could play a key role to main stability in the country.
She said the best Eid for the citizens of the country is security ‘and it is worth mentioning that we should thank and hail the Afghan forces who are risking their lives to protect the lives of the people.’
The deputy head of the directorate of health of the Afghan police General Inam Paigham was also present during Ms Nader’s visit to hospital.
He said one of the major challenges of the hospital is lack space and equipment and the construction work of the standard building for the hospital is halted due to unknown reasons.
Gen. Paigham further added that the current facility can not treat more than 140 people but 300 people could be treated once the facility of the hospital is completed.
According to Gen. Paigham, the doctors and specialists of the hospital need more training and scholarships so that they can learn up to date medical lessons from the developed countries.
He also added that the government is currently providing 50,000 AFN to police members who have sustained injuries and can not be treated inside the country which is a small amount to help treat the service members outside the country. -KP
THE PASHTUN TIMES