August 16, 2018

Protesters close several government offices in Jawzjan province

By Khaama Press - Thu Jul 19 2018, 3:50 pm

The supporters of Junbish Milli party have closed several government offices during the 17th day of their protests which are being staged in support of a top commander of the party Nizamuddin Qaisari who was arrested by the security forces in Faryab province.

The protesters are claiming that they have closed nearly 50 government offices in Jawzjan province in reactio to the arrest of commander Qaisari.

They are saying that the provincial government office, provincial elections office, and provincial local governance office are among the governmental institutions closed by the protesters in Jawzjan.

However, the protesters are saying that the provincial public health department, education, and the electricity department have not been closed.

This comes as the supporters of the party had earlier warned the government of uprisings if their demands are not met.

Hundreds of supporters of Junbish party started protests in northeastern Takhar province of Afghanistan on Tuesday amid reports several roads connecting the northern and northeastern provinces have been blocked.

The protesters demand the immediate release of the acting police chief of Qaisar district of Faryab Nizamuddin Qaisari.

They also demand the immediate return of the First Vice President of Afghanistan General Abdul Rashid Dostum from Turkey.

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