KABUL (SW) – Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah, who is also a candidate for the presidency, said on Sunday the police forces in particular should remain impartial during the polls.
He said this addressing a meeting here. Abdullah said the credibility and prestige of the police force should not be compromised for a passing event. He also called for addressing the issues of so-called ‘ghost policemen’ among the ranks of the police.
The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) said in a report to the U.S. Congress on July 30 that for the fourth consecutive quarter, the size of Afghanistan’s National Defense and Security Forces is reported at the lowest level it has been since the Resolute Support mission began in January 2015, a US watchdog said in a report.
The drop in size of the ANDSF has occurred in the past few months due to changes in the way troops are counted and an effort to reduce the number of so-called “ghost” or nonexistent soldiers, it said.