Farid Basim Resigns As Governor Of Baghlan

Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG) said that Farid Basim has resigned from his post citing personal reasons.

President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has accepted his resignation, IDLG confirmed in a statement on Monday.

The statement added that Abbdul Qadim Niazi the deputy governor of Baghlan has been appointed as the acting governor until the appointment of new governor.

The resignation of Baghlan governor comes as the province witnessed intense fighting between Taliban group and Afghan security forces in the past two weeks.

16 / September 2019