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Paktika governor sacked

Paktika governor sacked

May 09, 2015 - 18:35

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The governor of southeastern Paktika province Abdul Karim Matin has been removed from his position following the decision taken by the National Security Council (NSC).

Earlier, Abdul Karim Matin alleged that the NSC had disbursed $200,000 amount among families that belonged to Daesh.

The NSC rejected the allegations and said previous government provided financial assistance of $200,000 to refugee families from North Waziristan and South Waziristan to Paktika and few other districts.


NSC took strong notice of the allegations and ordered formation of a committee to investigate the governor’s allegations. The decision was made during NSC meeting chaired by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani.

The committee, to investigate the matter, was headed by Interior Minister Noor-ul-Haq Ulumi, with others members included justice minister, refugee minister, deputy speakers of senate and lower house, head of the defence affairs commission, Director National Directorate of Security (NDSinfo-icon), Deputy Attorney General and head of the Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG).

The committee during their investigation did not find solid evidence to support allegations leveled by of Abdul Karim Matin.

Presidential Spokesman Ajmal Abidi said NSC in its recent meeting decided that Paktika governor should be made on the go over his irresponsible remarks against the NSC advisor.




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