Wakhan District Governor Suspended Over Charges of Sextual Harassment
Independent Directorate of Local Governance announced that, Abdul Marouf Khairkhah, district governor of Wakhan district of Badakhshan has been suspended of his duties over the charges of sextual harassment on a foreign tourist.
Speaking to Reporterly on Tuesday, Syed Shah Qasim, a spokesperson of Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG) said that, based on reports obtained by the directorate, IDLG has directed Badakhshan local office to send a fact-finding team in Wakhan district to investigate the case as soon as possible.
He added, until the completion and finalization of the case, Abdul Marouf Khairkhah the district governor of Wakhan is suspended of his duty and would not be able to continue his tenure until completion of the case.
Independent Directorate of Local Governance reacted to this case after a foreign tourist, who is reported to be an Australian citizen, in a complaint letter claimed that she was harassed by Wakhan district governor about two months ago.
Wakhan district of Badakhshan is considered one of the few places for foreign tourists which annually sees a number of foreign tourists visiting the district.
- Education for Women Still Only on Paper in The Taliban Regime
- Will Not Allow Imposed War To Hurt People Any More: Ghani Tells Citizens
- Taliban Seeking Battlefield Victory: US State Department
- President Ghani Arrives In Balkh To Review Security Situation
- Qatar To Host Two Back-To-Back Meetings On Afghanistan’s Peace Process
- Situation In Afghanistan Concerning: Khalilzad
- Taliban Cannot Expect World To Stand By Them If They Take Afghanistan By Force: Blinken
- Biden Signs Legislation To Increase Visas For Allies Who Worked Alongside US Troops In Afghanistan
- US Escalates Airstrikes Against Taliban Targets
- US Airstrikes To Support Afghan Forces To Continue: McKenzie