The Independent Directorate of the Local Governance (IDLG) vows to implement the presidential decree regarding the Balkh government leadership.

IDLG spokesperson Munira Yousufzad says Engineer Mohammad Daud has been appointed as the new governor of Balkh governor after Ata Mohammad Noor’s resignation was approved by the government.

She said efforts are underway for the formal introduction of the new governor of Balkh province and a ceremony will be organized in the near future to him as the new governor of the province.

This comes as the Chief Executive of Jamiat-e-Islami Ata Mohammad Noor had earlier said he will continue to his work as the governor of the province until a final decision has been taken in this regard by the Jamiat party.

Noor admitted that he submitted his resignation but he several demands before stepping down and none of them has been met by the government while his resignation has been approved.

Speaking during a gathering on Saturday Noor said none one can dismiss him as the governor of Balkh province by issuing a decree, insisting that the political party he is representing is one of the main sides which played a key role in the formation of the government of national unity.

He also harshly criticized Abdullah and blamed him for conspiring against him in the government and attempting to dissolve the Jamiat party as he called him a snake up in one’s own sleeves.


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