Tolo News: Balkh residents claim Atta Noor back-tracked on his decision not to step down until his demands were met. Noor agreed to step aside after three months of tension. But sources in Jamiat’s leadership council said that Noor and the Presidential Palace had reached an agreement regarding his replacement, and that of the position of Balkh
Tolo News: Following the end of tension between former governor of Balkh Atta Mohammad Noor and the Presidential Palace, some members of Jamiat-e-Islami, who supported him recently, blamed Noor for ignoring some main demands of the party and making an underhand deal in exchange of a few government seats. Click here to read more (external link).
Tolo News: Mustafa Hunarjoo, from Balkh province, on Wednesday night scooped this year’s Afghan Start title after beating fellow finalist Mansoor Jalaal in the final round of the annual competition. Click here to read more (external link).
Tolo News: Mohammad Ishaq Rahgozar, who was among three candidates recommended for the Balkh governor’s post, officially took over the reins on Thursday. Rahgozar was appointed to the position based on a decree issued by President Ashraf Ghani. Former Balkh governor Atta Mohammad Noor, who addressed a ceremony to introduce the new governor, thanked the president
Tolo News: The ousted Balkh governor Atta Mohammad Noor has rejected claims that he has reached an agreement with the presidential palace (ARG) over his replacement. Noor said on his Facebook page that reports of him having agreed to the reappointment of former Balkh governor Ishaq Rahgozar to the post were “baseless”. Click here to read more (external
Tolo News: Former northern Balkh governor Ishaq Rahgozar will be reappointed as Balkh governor after Nawroz (New Year), a source confirmed on Tuesday afternoon. However, government has not yet confirmed this. Click here to read more (external link). Related Khaama: Balkh gets new governor after months of govt and Jamiat-e-Islami controversies
1TV: Two senior officials from central government have held talks with Ata Mohammad Noor in Balkh over the past two days to resolve a dispute which was triggered after the powerful figure was dismissed as the governor of the northern province over two months ago. The sides have agreed that the new governor and provincial police chief
Ayaz Gul VOA News February 25, 2018 ISLAMABAD — U.S.-led diplomatic efforts appear to have persuaded ousted Afghanistan provincial governor Atta Mohammad Noor to postpone this week’s planned anti-government demonstration. Noor governed the northern Afghan province of Balkh for 13 years until he was removed from office in December by President Ashraf Ghani. But he refused
1TV: The first ever yoga center opened in northern Balkh province on Sunday with the support of Balkh Physical Education Department in cooperation with the Indian consulate. One aspiring student, Sayed Sultan, said yoga strengthens muscles and also promotes good mental health and that is why he has chosen to take part. Click here to read more
Tolo News: In his routine daily speech to the people, Atta Mohammad Noor, the ousted governor of Balkh, called [the] government an inactive and treacherous administration and argued that poverty and insecurity had increased due to the lack of leadership. He criticized government for President Ashraf Ghani’s recent move to pension off army generals and said