The Jamiat-e-Islami party has set conditions to accept the recent decision by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani regarding the removal of Ata Mohammad Noor as the provincial governor of northern Balkh province, it has been reported.

The deputy spokesman of Jamiat-e-Islami Zabi Fitrat has told RFE/RL’s Afghanistan service that the party will only accept the removal of Mr. Noor if the government reconsiders its recent decision and accepts the conditions of the party.

Fitrat further added that the main conditions of Jamiat-e-Islami party shared with the government includes the future option for Ata Mohammad Noor and the government should hand over the responsibility of some ministries to Jamiat as well as appointing some Ambassadors on behalf of the party.

Jamiat-e-Islami on Wednesday issued a statement and said the conditions regarding Ata Mohammad Noor were shared with the government from the beginning but not only the conditions of the party have been met but the government has adopted a policy of hatred and hostility.

The party warned that such unilateral steps are not acceptable and the government will be responsible for the repercussions, emphasizing that the party will use all options to defend the rights of the people if the government did not reconsider its decision regarding the Balkh governor.

This comes as the Office of the President announced Monday that President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has approved the resignation of Balkh governor Ata Mohammad Noor.

The Office of the President in a statement 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 Engineer Mohammad Daud has been appointed as the new governor of Balkh province.


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