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
Ayaz Gul VOA News January 21, 2018 ISLAMABAD — Afghan commando forces have ended an overnight siege at Kabul’s Intercontinental Hotel that resulted in the deaths of at least 18 people, including 14 foreign nationals. Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danish confirmed the death toll on Sunday for attack that began late Saturday on the Intercontinental hotel
Tolo News: A group of 45 people from tribal elders, civil society activists and university lecturers have landed in Balkh province, in the north of Afghanistan, to end the ongoing rift between Presidential Palace and Atta Mohammad Noor by mediating between the two sides. Members of the group called on the two sides to consider the
1TV: Ata Mohammad Noor, who was ousted as governor of Balkh province a month ago, on Sunday warned that he would use revenues from lucrative Hairatan port if salaries are blocked. “My order is enforceable and no one can stop it,” Noor said during a gathering in Mazar-i-Sharif city. Click here to read more (external link).
Tolo News: Atta Mohammad Noor, the ousted governor of Balkh and CEO of Jamiat-e-Islami Party, at a gathering in Mazar-e-Sharif City on Saturday said ‘little progress’ has been made in government and Jamiat negotiations. “Jamiat-e-Islami and government negotiations are ongoing and we hope that the meetings and talks continue and resolve the problems through an agreement. I will call on you
1TV: Mohammad Dawood will be introduced as the governor of Balkh in a ceremony in Afghan National Army’s 209th Corps near the provincial capital Mazar-i-Sharif city, sources told 1TV. Dawood, who is living in Kabul, was introduced by President Ashraf Ghani to replace Ata Mohammad Noor as the governor of Balkh province over three weeks ago.
1TV: Noor, who is the executive chief of Jamiat-i-Islami political party, said that the provincial governors should be elected by the people. In an interview with Reuters, Noor accused Ghani of trying to remove a potential rival and divide Jamiat ahead of presidential election. Jamiat and the Kabul government have held three rounds of negotiations over
Tolo News: Atta Mohammad Noor, the ousted governor northern Balkh province says he would consider running for president in the 2019 presidential elections if the leadership of Jamiat-e-Islami party of Afghanistan asked him to. “If the leaders of Jamiat and members of Jamiat and our allies ask me to accept this responsibility, I will be a