The Afghan Military in the North says the former head of Norms and Standard Department Naqibullah Fayeq has been appointed as the new governor of Faryab province.

The announcement regarding the appointment of the new governor for Faryab province comes amid ongoing tensions over the arrest of a prominent commander of Junbish Millie Nizamuddin Qaisari.

The 209th Shaheen Corps of the Afghan Military in the North said Faiq has been appointed as the new governor of Faryab province.

According to a statement released by Shaheen Corps, Mr. Faiq has arrived to Faryab province and will be introduced to the provincial leadership today.

This comes as the supporters of Qaisari on Wednesday set on fire the provincial government compound over his arrest by the Afghan Special Forces.

The local government and military officials confirmed that Commander Nizamuddin Qaisari was arrested following a scuffle in a military compound on Monday evening.

A provincial council member of Faryab Tahir Rahmani confirmed that Commander Qaisari has been arrested by the Special Forces of the Afghan Military.

He said Commander Qaisari started verbal clash with the participants of a security meeting in Maimana city which resulted into a armed clash.

According to Rahmani, at least four security guards of commander Qaisari were killed and at least four others were wounded.