VOA News / May 13, 2018: A young author in the Balkh province of Afghanistan has generated a large following among the country’s children. His name is Assadullah Ehtsham. His mission: to preserve classic Afghan poetry and nursery rhymes to encourage children to read. In the past two years, he’s already handed out more than 3,000
Tolo News: For the first time a woman has been appointed as chairperson of a district in Mazar-e-Sharif in Balkh province. Friba Ahmadi, was appointed chairwoman of the 5th district of Mazar and took up the reins this week. The 36-year-old university graduate said she is confident of her abilities and addressing people’s problems will be
VOA News April 6, 2018 An Afghanistan-made hat known as a “Mazari hat” has been in high demand in markets across Afghanistan and parts of Pakistan since Manzoor Pashteen, the leader of a Pashtun movement, started wearing it at public rallies and protests. The red and black Mazari hat is a traditional garment worn mostly
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