Bamyan lawmakers oppose new governor’s appointment
KABUL (Pajhwok): People’s representatives of central Bamyan province opposed the appointment of new governor Mohammad Tahir Zahir for the province, saying the new governor could not deal with the emerging challenges in the area.
Two days back, the Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG) introduced Tahir as new governor of Bamyan province.
Mohammad Akbari, a lawmaker from Bamyan province, expressed concerns over the appointment of Zahir as governor and said: “Zahir had poor track record in Bamyan. We believe he would put people into more trouble.”
He urged President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani to review his decision about choosing Zahir as governor of Bamyan and said that most of the people would oppose him. Akbari did not provide details about Zahir’s past performance in Bamyan.
Abdul Rahman Shahidani, another representative of Bamyan in Wolesi Jirga, said security situation in the province would get worse under the leadership of new governor. “People are concerned about the negative behavior of Zahir that is why they oppose him,” Shahidani said.
Mohammad Tahir Zahir is the resident of Dara-i-Sof Bala district of Samangan province who received his bachelor degree in sociology from Kateb private university.
He had also served as advisor to former second vice-president Mohammad Khalili from 2011 to 2014. Zahir was also served as commander of 34th ground brigade in Bamyan from 2001 to 2004.
He was the spokesperson of President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani during his electioneering campaign in 2014.
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