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Achieved Date
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number of days to accomplish
End the kidnapping of civilians in Herat Province
In Progress
Peace and Security
Wednesday, 12 August 2015
Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 October 2015
Written by TOLOnews.com
Promise Background
Abductions, targeted killings and robberies amongst the major problems that affect personal and economic security of Herat province. Ending the kidnapping of civilians in Herat province was amongst Ghani's pre-election commitments as part of ensuring economic security of the Western province

Indicators to Measure Progress
  • 1. Reduction in the number of kidnapping/abductions in Herat province
  • 2. Revised security policies and procedures to end kidnappings in Herat province

June, 2014: The recent abduction of three women in Guzrah district of western Herat province prompted Provincial Council head Kamran Alizai on Friday to criticize the government policy toward kidnappers, which he suggested is so lenient and inconsistent that it has enabled abductions to proliferate.

Status Updated By: Tolo News                                                                                                

December, 2014:  President Ghani visited Herat three days after he dismissed the acting governor for Herat, Syed Fazullah Wahidi, following increased kidnappings and targeted killings of businessmen, government officials and security personnel. The acting ministers of defense and interior affairs and also the head of National Directorate of Security (NDS) are said to be accompanying Ghani where he is also expected to announce a new governor for the province.

During the meeting with the elders and members of Provincial Council, President Ghani assured that the security institutions have been given new directions. However, the directions are not disclosed to public so far.

"Our trip is focused on two things; security and governance,"" Ghani told the elders.

Status Updated By: Tolo News                                                                                                

Associated Stories

1. Spike in Abductions Raises Concerns in Herat: http://www.tolonews.com/en/afghanistan/20094-spike-in-abductions-raises-concerns-in-herat

2. Ghani Visits Herat Amid Chaotic Situation: http://www.tolonews.com/en/afghanistan/17618-ghani-visits-herat-amid-chaotic-situation

3. Herat Police Detains Six Kidnappers: http://www.tolonews.com/en/afghanistan/18173-herat-police-detains-six-kidnappers

4. Herat Police Arrests Mosque Imam on Kidnapping Charges: http://www.tolonews.com/en/afghanistan/18389-herat-police-arrests-mosque-imam-on-kidnapping-charges

5. Kidnapped Indian Aid Worker Freed After 8 Months in Herat: http://www.tolonews.com/en/afghanistan/18329-kidnapped-indian-aid-worker-freed-after-8-months-in-herat"