The Chief Executive of Jamiat-e-Islami Ata Mohammad Noor has dismissed the reports regarding Balkh political leadership as baseless.

Noor issued a statement in response to the reports suggesting that the government and Jamiat-e-Islami have reached to an agreement to appoint a new governor for Balkh province in a bid to end the months-old controversies.

The ousted governor of Balkh says such reports are baseless suggesting that he has stepped down from his post as the governor of Balkh.

Noor further added that there will be no need for any kind of agreement as long as all the demands of Jamiat-e-Islami have not been met, insisting that the Balkh political leadership is the last demand of the party.

This comes as the provincial government sources in Balkh confirm the appointment of Mr. Rahgozar as the successor of Ata Mohammad Noor for the provincial political leadership of Balkh province.

The National Unity Government officials have not formally commented in this regard so far but sources privy of the development had earlier 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 Office of the President, ARG Palace, announced over three months ago that President Ghani has approved the resignation of the Balkh governor Ata Mohammad Noor.

Noor admits 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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