Interior minister submits resignation amid growing insecurity
KABUL (Pajhwok): Interior Minister Noorul Haq Ulumi has submitted his resignation after the unity government leaders expressed their dissatisfaction with his performance, a source confided to Pajhwok Afghan News on Saturday.
The government source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said President Ashraf Ghani and CEO Abdullah Abdullah, not satisfied with Ulumi’s performance, had decided to appoint a new interior minister in his place.
Abdullah’s deputy spokesman Javed Faisal expressed his unawareness about the matter, but Interior Ministry spokesman Sediq Seddiqi called it a rumor, saying the minister had neither resigned nor he planned to do so.
Ulumi has been nominated by Abdullah for the slot of interior minister, but he has been summoned many times by the parliament over growing insecurity across the county and has come under widespread criticism over the fall of Kunduz City and several districts to insurgents.
Ulumi offered his resignation at a time when the Taliban have stepped up their attacks amid a renewed international push to revive stalled peace talks with the rebels.
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