Unconfirmed reports indicate that the government and Jamiat-e-Islami have reached to an agreement to end the stalemate over Balkh political administration.

This comes as the National Directorate of Security (NDS) chief and the head of the political administrative office of the president Abdul Salam Rahimi are in Balkh to hold talks regarding the issue with the Jamiat-e-Islami Chief Executive Ata Mohammad Noor.

Sources privy of the development have said that the government and Jamiat-e-Islami have reached to an agreement and the new governor for Balkh province will be introduced in the near future.

The sources did not elaborate further and it is yet not clear if the two sides have agreed with the appointment of Eng. Dawood who was announced by the government as the new governor of the Balkh few months back.

Reports regarding the agreement between the government and Jamiat-e-Islami emerge hours after the minister of interior Wais Ahmad Barmak assured that the rift will soon end.

Speaking during a gathering on Sunday, Barmak said the two sides are very close to reach to an agreement and negotiations are still underway.

He said consultations have been made with Noor as he assured that the issue will not endanger the country with a political crisis.


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