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Rahgozar To Be Reappointed As Balkh Governor: Source

13 Mar 2018 Tolo News

Former northern Balkh governor Ishaq Rahgozar will be reappointed as Balkh governor after Nawroz (New Year), a source confirmed on Tuesday afternoon.

However, government has not yet confirmed this.

This comes after Afghanistan's Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah Abdullah said at the Council of Ministers Meeting on Monday that issues between government and ousted Balkh governor Atta Mohammad Noor will be resolved soon.

“Resolving political tensions for peace is important. Peace will be guaranteed if unity is in place. Issues relating to Balkh province are being resolved,” said Abdullah. 

In December last year, the Presidential Palace announced that Ghani had approved Noor’s resignation as governor of Balkh.

Noor refused to step down however stating he would only do so once government met a list of his party’s demands. 

Noor also accused government leaders of being dictators. 


Jamiat party members and government have been locked in talks on-and-off for the past two months without any resolution being found. 


But, the presidential palace has reiterated that Noor’s case will be tackled on the basis of the law.

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