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Ishaq Rahguzar to replace Noor as Balkh governor soon

Ishaq Rahguzar to replace Noor as Balkh governor soon

Mar 13, 2018 - 16:14

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Lawmaker Ishaq Rahguzar would be appointed as the new governor of northern Balkh province ahead of the new solar yearinfo-icon, a well-placed source at the Presidential Palace said on Tuesday.

According to a reliable government source the Presidential Palace and former Balkh Governor Atta Mohammad Noor have reached an agreement over month-long political deadlock triggered after President Ghani accepted Noor resignation as governor and appointed Eng. Daud as his replacement.

Noor refused to accept presidential orders of his removal and continued discharging his duty until now. The former governor accused Presidential Palace and Chief Executive Office for hitching conspiracies against him and Jamiat.

According to sources, Rahguzar would be formally introduced as the governor of Balkh in two or three days.

The source added two ministers, a deputy minister and ambassador would be introduced on the behalf of Noor.

The Cultural Affairs and Educationinfo-icon Ministries would be given to Noor, the source claimed.

Provincial Council Head Dr. Afzal Hadid told Pajhwok Afghan News Presidential Palace and Noor have reached to an agreement.

Hadid is considered close aide of Noor. He termed Stanikzai’s and Rahemi’s trips to Mazar fruitful and said huge development had been made during the talks.

New governor Ishaq Rahguzar had served as Balkh governor in 2002-2003 and Police chief of Balkh. He is one of the famous commanders of Jamiat-i-Islamiinfo-icon.

Rahguzar has master level qualification and served as representative of Balkh people in Wolesi Jirgainfo-icon.


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