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‘Fearless’ Noor Still Waiting For Jamiat’s Decision

As the rift between the Presidential Palace and Atta Mohammad Noor continues, Noor reiterated on Thursday that he is still waiting for Jamiat-e-Islami Party’s decision regarding his fate but stated he is not afraid of either the president or the CEO Abdullah Abdullah. 
 
Noor, who is the Chief Executive of Jamiat-e-Islami Party of Afghanistan, was ousted from his position as governor of Balkh province, in the north of Afghanistan, by President Ashraf Ghani on December 18. 
 
Relations between the two have continued to worsen. Thursday was the fifth day of government and Jamiat talks over the Ghani-Noor saga. 
 
Noor meanwhile warned he will not allow the newly-introduced governor of Balkh to enter the province.
 
He did say however that he is ready to step down if the majority of Jamiat’s demands are agreed to by government.
 
“The agreement which the leadership council (of Jamiat) makes is acceptable for us, even if they say I must step down from the (governor’s) post,” Noor told a gathering in Balkh on Thursday.
 
Referring to Abdullah he said the CEO does not have the authority to “appoint even an ordinary official” in government.
 
“Legality is sought from the chief executive (Abdullah Abdullah) when it comes to hitting the rivals of the Presidential Palace or for hitting mujahedeen. For instance, they said they had the approval of the chief executive for my removal. Why did you (Abdullah Abdullah) agree to this when you could not keep me? You should not have agreed,” he added. “I want to tell both of you (President Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah) that you can do whatever you want until there is an agreement (between government and Jamiat).” 
 
He also talked about the rumors around the removal of Gen. Abdul Raziq from his position as Kandahar Police Chief.
 
On January 9, Noor warned government against using a “military option” to oust him. 
 
“Don’t use military, because 70 up to 80 percent of them won’t fight me. The forces will get divided and will break down. They won’t fight their Noor,” he said.

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‘Fearless’ Noor Still Waiting For Jamiat’s Decision

Atta Mohammad Noor warned he will not allow the newly-introduced governor of Balkh to enter the province.

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As the rift between the Presidential Palace and Atta Mohammad Noor continues, Noor reiterated on Thursday that he is still waiting for Jamiat-e-Islami Party’s decision regarding his fate but stated he is not afraid of either the president or the CEO Abdullah Abdullah. 
 
Noor, who is the Chief Executive of Jamiat-e-Islami Party of Afghanistan, was ousted from his position as governor of Balkh province, in the north of Afghanistan, by President Ashraf Ghani on December 18. 
 
Relations between the two have continued to worsen. Thursday was the fifth day of government and Jamiat talks over the Ghani-Noor saga. 
 
Noor meanwhile warned he will not allow the newly-introduced governor of Balkh to enter the province.
 
He did say however that he is ready to step down if the majority of Jamiat’s demands are agreed to by government.
 
“The agreement which the leadership council (of Jamiat) makes is acceptable for us, even if they say I must step down from the (governor’s) post,” Noor told a gathering in Balkh on Thursday.
 
Referring to Abdullah he said the CEO does not have the authority to “appoint even an ordinary official” in government.
 
“Legality is sought from the chief executive (Abdullah Abdullah) when it comes to hitting the rivals of the Presidential Palace or for hitting mujahedeen. For instance, they said they had the approval of the chief executive for my removal. Why did you (Abdullah Abdullah) agree to this when you could not keep me? You should not have agreed,” he added. “I want to tell both of you (President Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah) that you can do whatever you want until there is an agreement (between government and Jamiat).” 
 
He also talked about the rumors around the removal of Gen. Abdul Raziq from his position as Kandahar Police Chief.
 
On January 9, Noor warned government against using a “military option” to oust him. 
 
“Don’t use military, because 70 up to 80 percent of them won’t fight me. The forces will get divided and will break down. They won’t fight their Noor,” he said.

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