New Takhar governor to fight corruption, terrorism
TALOQAN (Pajhwok): The newly-appointed governor for northern Takhar province on Monday identified eliminating corruption, terrorism and ethnic discriminations as his priorities.
Speaking at his inauguration ceremony here, the new governor, Mohammad Yasin Zia, said he was well aware that regional intelligence agencies were involved in the killing spree of elders of Afghanistan.
The governor said he would fight against issues causing insecurity in the province. “The enemy may hear my message, I am well aware of the region and know how to fight against regional intelligence who are killing our elders,” he said.
Struggle against corruption, terrorism and ethnic divisions and other disparities would be among his priorities, he said.
Former jihadi commander Khair Mohammad Timor said the people Takhar would support the government and the new governor and expected the same from them.
Wolesi Jirga member from Takhar Ikramuddin Masoomi said he had been in talks with tribal elders, government officials and ex-jihadi leaders over the past five months on how to improve security in the province.
“As Takhar people did jihad against the former Soviet Union and forced them to leave the Afghan soil, the same will be the fate of Taliban and Pakistanis who are out to disrupt the security of the region,” he said.
Yasin Zia, who belongs to central Kapisa, had worked on different government positions and was deputy director general of the National Directorate of Security (NDS) before his appointment as the governor of Takhar.
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