The Jamiat-e-Islami led by acting foreign minister Salahuddin Rabbani strongly condemned the decision of President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani regarding the acceptance of Balkh governor Ata Mohammad Noor’s resignatin.

The party in a statement said the decision regarding Balkh governor’s resignation has been taken hastily and called it a irresponsible move and against the stability and current sitaution of the country.

The statement further added that Jamiat-e-Islami strongly condemns the decision and calls it a move against the principles of the agreement of the government of national unity.

This comes as the Office of the President in a statement had earlier said Mr. Noor had resigned from his position as the governor of Balkh province a while ago.

The statement further added that President Ghani has approved his resignation and Engneer Mohammad Daud has been appointed as the new governor of Balkh province.

Earlier reports had emerged suggesting that the Balkh governor Ata Mohammad Noor is under pressures to resign from his position.

The Jamiat-e-Islami certain sources had said Noor is under pressures of the presidential palace but he has not accepted to step down.

A member of the Jamiat-e-Islami and ex-presidential envoy Ahmad Zia Massoud had earlier warned that the dismissal of Mr. Noor will have a negative impact on the situation of the country.


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