PC members, elders want Matin as Paktika governor
SHARAN (Pajhwok): A number of religious leaders, tribal elders and provincial council members on Friday demanded Abdul Karim Matin should be appointed as governor of southeastern Paktika province.
Earlier, the Paktika Governor Abdul Karim Matin alleged the National Security Council (NSC) had disbursed some $200,000 amount among families that belonged to Daesh. However, Matin’s allegations could not be verified.
Later, the NSC decided to remove Matin as governor of Paktika. The Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG) appointed Aminullah Shariq as governor of Paktika.
But a number of elders, provincial council members and religious leaders while addressing a press conference demanded reappointment of Matin as governor.
Niamatullah Babari, deputy head of provincial council, said the province witnessed record development during the tenure of Matin. He insisted the former governor was misquoted by some media outlets.
Pacha Khan, a tribal elder, said that Matin was an efficient governor who used to hold meetings with tribal elders before initiating any development project in the province.
“Matin had a very good reputation among people of Paktika. He bridged the gap between government and masses. He was the man who introduced good governance,” he recalled.
Mohammadullah Himatyar, a social society activist, said that people of the province had great regard for former governor. Matin had played a highly significant role to put all departments on track, which helped developed the province considerably.
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