KABUL: National Security Council (NSC) urged youth and civil society activists to use social media responsibly.
A plenary session of the NSC was chaired by President Hamid Karzai on Sunday. The council in its message to youth and civil society activists said that improvement of the freedom of expression was one of the great achievements of the Afghan government over the past 13 years. The council added that the government was committed to free press. However, the NSC urged youth and civil society activists to use social media responsibly.
“Afghan masses should use social media to promote national unity and should respect others right to privacy,” the council went on as saying.
The Minister of Interior, Minister of Defense and acting head of the National Directorate of Security (NDS) briefed the session on current security situation of the country.
The security officials said that security situation in northern districts of southern Helmand province was improving. They added that Taliban militants had planted bombs in residential areas while retreating.
Later, the Director General Military Operations (DGMO) of Afghan National Army Major General Afzal Aman and Head of International Affairs Department of the NSC briefed the council on their recent visit to Islamabad, where they held talks with Pakistani military officials. The NSC stressed on draft of a mechanism to enhance cooperation between the two countries to address the current security challenges along the Durand Line.