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Noor is part of unity govt deal: Kandahar gathering

Noor is part of unity govt deal: Kandahar gathering

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Dec 21, 2017 - 17:43

KANDAHAR (Pajhwok):  Provincial council members and tribal elders in southern Kandahar and Zabul provinces on Thursday said the ouster of Balkh governor Atta Mohammad Noor was pushing the country into a new political crisis.

The heads of Kandahar and Zabul provincial councils and members addressed a joint press conference at the Kandahar Provincial Council office here.

They said the approval of Noor’s resignation by the president was not in the interest of the prevailing situation in the country.

Kandahar PC chief Haji Syeda Jan Khakrezwal said the government’s decision was pushing the country into further crisis and differences on ethnic lines.

He said the incumbent government had not come into power through a legal way but it was an arrangement between two rival camps and Atta Mohammad Noor was part of that.

Khakrezwal believed the president’s decision could result into increased insecurity in the north and the president’s intention might be to delay next presidential election or to pave the ground for electoral fraud.

The public representative said the president first sent into exile his first vice president Abdul Rashid Dostum, then removed Ahmad Shah Massoud and now ousted Noor.

He said insecurity was increasing with each passing day in the country and the government should avoid disputed decisions until the end of its term.

He called on the international community to help convene a loya jirgainfo-icon in order to steer the country out of its crisis.

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