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Baghlan governor Ahmad Basim steps down

Baghlan governor Ahmad Basim steps down

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Sep 17, 2019 - 13:34

PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): Farid Ahmad Basim stepped down as the governor of northern Baghlan governor on Monday, a statement said.

The statement from the Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG) received by Pajhwok Afghan News said that President Ashraf Ghani had accepted the resignation of Ahmad Farid Basim.

It added that deputy governor Abdul Qaium Niazi would run the province affairs till the introduction of a new governor.

However, Niazi told Pajhwok that Governor Basim was on vacations and he had no information about his resignation.

On the other hand, Safdar Muhssini, the provincial council chairman, told Pajhwok that Ahmad Farid Basim had left the province one day before the Talibaninfo-icon attack that lasted 15 days and people had also complained about him.

He said, “We fought for 15 days with the Taliban militants and then we visited the Presidential Palace to complain against the governor, so might be the president heard our voice and dismissed the governor.”

He said if Ahmad Farid Basim returned to the province as governor, the PC and people of Baghlan might not support him as governor anymore more.

Taliban militants carried out a coordinated attack on Pul-i-Khumri City, the provincial capital, about 10 days back and closed the Kabulinfo-icon-North highway for few days against traffic.

Pk/ma

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