Afghan gov’t appoints Sharif Sartayyeb as police chief for Kandahar

Afghan gov’t appoints Sharif Sartayyeb as police chief for Kandahar

The government has appointed Mohammad Sharif Sartayyeb as police chief of the southern Kandahar province—a position held for years by the late General Raziq and then his brother Tadin Khan Achakzai.

Talking to Kabul Now, Jamal Naser Barakzai, the spokesperson for Kandahar Police Chief, said that the new police chief was officially introduced today, Saturday, April 10, in presence of the Kandahar governor, Rohullah Khanzadah, Tadin Khan Achakzai, and Gul Agha Sherzoy, an influential figure in Kandahar.

The new governor was previously working as the commander of the 4th battalion for the 3rd brigade of border forces in Kandahar.

His predecessor, Tadin Khan Achakzai, held the position since October 2018.

In a Facebook post, the former Kandahar police chief has said that he has accepted to become a member of the leadership committee of the High Council for National Reconciliation after requests made by the Council’s leadership and the people.

Kandahar was a secure province among the most of southern provinces during the tenure of General Raziq. With Raziq’s demise, the Taliban began to expand their clout over larger areas in the province. Raziq was known for his anti-Taliban policy.

He was assassinated by one of his security guards.