Kazakhstan PM calls for proposals to reform security apparatus
Recently-appointed Kazakh PM says the head of state instructed to formulate a high-level-quality government work plan for 2022 within three weeks.
Kazakhstan's new Prime Minister Alikhan Smailov called Wednesday the Ministry of Defense and relevant authorities to work on developing proposals for reforming security and military services and to submit them to the Security Council in its next meeting.
Smailov noted that the head of state gave instructions to formulate a high-level-quality government work plan for 2022 within three weeks.
For his part, Kazakhstan's Minister of Industry and Infrastructure Development, Kairbek Uskenbayev, confirmed that Almaty Airport will be ready to resume its operations by January 13.
The country's National Bank, the Financial Supervision Agency, and the Financial Market Regulatory and Development Agency adopted an order aimed at strengthening control over the illegal withdrawal of funds from the country.
On Tuesday, Kazakhstan's President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev announced the successful completion of the peacekeeping contingent of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), adding that their withdrawal begins as of Thursday.
Tokayev had pointed out that his country had survived a coup attempt orchestrated by a single group.
Since the beginning of January, Kazakhstan witnessed massive demonstrations accompanied by widespread violence.
The events first started with clashes between law enforcement and demonstrators erupted in the city center of Almaty in Kazakhstan, over surging liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) prices before devolving into acts of violent rioting and even killing police officers.