NIMA ROOZ: Atta Mohammad Noor Steps Down as Balkh Governor
President Ashraf Ghani has approved the resignation of Atta Mohammad Noor as Balkh governor, the presidential palace (ARG) said in a statement on Monday.
The president has issued the notification for the appointment of Mohammad Dawoud as the new governor of Balkh, reads the statement.
The presidential palace stated that Noor’s resignation had been presented before. However, Fazel Hadid, the chairman of Balkh provincial council and one of Noor’s close aides has said that Noor had offered to step down from his post a year ago on condition that his demands are met by the president. He rejected today’s resignation as unacceptable.
This follows after Noor had previously set a number of preconditions for his resignation which had to be met by the government. Noor had warned that he would never step down as governor unless the government met his preconditions.
In this episode of Nima Rooz host, Mariam Sama discusses the topic with Abdul Ghafar Akhlas Saighani, a political analyst.