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Appointment of new police chief for Balkh sparks tensions between Noor and Government

14 Mar 2019 The Khaama Press News Agency

The appointment of new police chief for northern Balkh

province has apparently sparked new tensions between government and Ata

Mohammad Noor, the former governor of Balkh and chief executive of Jamiat-e-Islami

party.

In a statement posted online, Noor has accused the

government of new conspiracies aimed at disrupting the situation of Balkh and

lives of the residents of Balkh province.

Noor has urged the residents of Mazar-e-Sharif city, the

provincial capital of Balkh not to attend work and has called on owners of

markets and shops not to open their shops for the sake of well being of the

residents of city.

The deputy interior minister for security, Gen. Khoshal

Sadat had earlier said “Considering the worsening security situation of Balkh

province, President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has appointed Abdul Raqib Mubariz

(former CRU222 Commander) as new Police Chief for Balkh.”

“Unfortunately his predecessor Akram Sami is not willing to

leave his post & accept the new appointment. Raqib will be accompanied by

Special Forces units. The situation is controlled & nothing to be worried

about. Additional forces will also soon reach Balkh. H.E President @ashrafghani

decree will be implemented without any delay or hesitation,” Gen. Sadat said in

a Twitter post.

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