The senior leaders of Jamiat-e-Islami met in Mazar-e-Sharif city the capital of northen Balkh province amid soaring political tensions between the chief executive of the party and the Afghan government.

The leader of Jamiat-e-Islami Salahuddin Rabbani said the meetign was attended by Ata Mohammad Noor, Bismillah Mohammadi, Abdul Satar Murad, Dr. Mohiuddin Mahdi, Jan Amad Haqjo, and Noor Rahman Akhlaqi.

He said the leaders of the party discussed the recent political upheavals, related issues to Jamiat-e-Islami, and the future programs of the party.

Rabbani did not provide further information but this comes as tensions remain persistent between Ata Mohammad Noor and the Afghan government over the Balkh political leadership since almost a month.

Tensions between the two sides sparked after the Office of the President announced the approval of Noor’s resignation from the Balkh provincial government.

Noor says he had submitted his resignation as a guarantee to the government that he will step down if the demands of Jamiat-e-Islami are met by the government.

However, he says the government has approved his resignation as negotiations were underway insisting that none of the conditions and demands of the party have been met.

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