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Achieved Date
970days in power
970
number of days to accomplish
Collect All Illegal Firearms
In Progress
Peace and Security
Tuesday, 02 June 2015
Last Updated on Saturday, 22 August 2015
Written by TOLOnews.com
Promise Background
In order to pave the way to a more safe and secure society - in which development across the board can take place - Ghani promised to initiate a process of collecting all illegal firearms

Indicators to Measure Progress
  • Increase the numbers of security forces in remote districts and villages to improve the security situation.
  • Improve local governance and consolidate rule of law.
  • Increase inteligence activities, begin disarmament of illegal armed groups and create an environment of trust and public confidence

Security Forces Go After Illegal Firearms

Parwan Governor Basir Salangi on Monday reported that a number of illegal weapons stores, amounting to a total of nearly 100 heavy and light firearms, have been discovered by security forces.

Governor Salangi said that troops were in the process of confiscating the weapons from around the province and said that 12 suspected murderers and 15 illegally armed men have been arrested during the operations.

"No government group or non-government group supports these illegally armed men," Salangi said. "They are only stray and criminal people and the election vacuum has allowed them to pickup guns and try to exploit the situation," he added.

There are unconfirmed reports that among the weapons seized by Parwan forces this week were Afghan military weapons, suggesting that members of the National Army have either sold their weapons or had them stolen from them.

But Salangi rejected those reports. "These weapons are not related to the police or the national army. The weapons they have were either bought them from the black market or they had them from the past," he maintained.

Without the source of the illegal arms being addressed, however, many are worried that the operations will have accomplished nothing, and problems related to insecurity and lack of rule of law will persist.

Parwan province neighbors Kabul and has traditionally been considered one of the most secure provinces in the country. But a recent uptick in killings, banditry and other criminal activity this year has caused many to fear for a worsening security situation there.