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Rahgozar Expected To Take Over As Balkh Governor

Former northern Balkh governor Ishaq Rahgozar will be reappointed as Balkh governor at a official ceremony on Thursday, local officials confirmed.

Akram Same will also be appointed as the replacement of Sayed Kamal Sadat, the current provincial police chief of Balk, a spokesman for the provincial governor Muneer Farhad said.

This comes a day after ousted governor of Balkh Atta Mohammad Noor said in his Nawroz speech at the Blue Mosque in Mazar-e-Sharif that he had almost reached a final agreement with the Presidential Palace over the discord between the two and that an announcement would be made soon. 

He said that a number of issues had been resolved and that an agreement over the remaining few would be reached soon. 

This comes after President Ashraf Ghani accepted Noor’s resignation in December last year. However, Noor said the letter was outdated and he refused to step down until a list of demands by Jamiat-e-Islami Party of Afghanistan were met. 

Delegations from both sides have held ongoing talks to resolve the issue.

Noor indicated on Wednesday however that a breakthrough could be imminent. 

According to him, he has recommended three people for the governor's position. He said they were all as capable as him and that any one of them would do well in the position and would serve the people of Afghanistan.

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Rahgozar Expected To Take Over As Balkh Governor

Balkh officials said an announcement is expected on Thursday over the reappointment of Ishaq Rahgozar as provincial governor. 

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Former northern Balkh governor Ishaq Rahgozar will be reappointed as Balkh governor at a official ceremony on Thursday, local officials confirmed.

Akram Same will also be appointed as the replacement of Sayed Kamal Sadat, the current provincial police chief of Balk, a spokesman for the provincial governor Muneer Farhad said.

This comes a day after ousted governor of Balkh Atta Mohammad Noor said in his Nawroz speech at the Blue Mosque in Mazar-e-Sharif that he had almost reached a final agreement with the Presidential Palace over the discord between the two and that an announcement would be made soon. 

He said that a number of issues had been resolved and that an agreement over the remaining few would be reached soon. 

This comes after President Ashraf Ghani accepted Noor’s resignation in December last year. However, Noor said the letter was outdated and he refused to step down until a list of demands by Jamiat-e-Islami Party of Afghanistan were met. 

Delegations from both sides have held ongoing talks to resolve the issue.

Noor indicated on Wednesday however that a breakthrough could be imminent. 

According to him, he has recommended three people for the governor's position. He said they were all as capable as him and that any one of them would do well in the position and would serve the people of Afghanistan.

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