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10 new provincial governors named

10 new provincial governors named

Sep 20, 2012 - 12:33

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): President Hamid Karzai has appointed 10 new governors through a decree, an official said on Thursday -- a day after some provincial chief executives were reshuffled and others sacked.

Former Takhar governor Abdul Jabbar Taqwa has been posted as Kabul governor, Gen. Mohammad Naeem Baloch as Helmand governor and ex-Faryab governor Maj. Gen. Ahmad Faisal Begzad as Takhar governor.

Rafi Firdos, the administrative affairs’ department head at the Presidential Palace, told a press conference in Kabul that Sultan Mohammad Ebadi had been appointed as Baghlan governor and ex-MP from Nangarhar Abdul Majid as Maidan Wardak governor.

Mohammad Sarwar Subat has been named as Nimroz governor and then lawmaker from Logar Fazlullah Mujaddedi as Laghman governor. His predecessor Iqbal Azizi has replaced Logar governor Mohammad Tahir Sabari, who had been transferred in his current capacity to Badghis.

According to the presidential decree, the advisory board has been directed to complete the process of gubernatorial postings within two months. Former Baghlan governor Abdul Majid has been appointed as advisor to the president on social affairs.



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