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President Ghani rejects resignation of top security officials

Afghan Voice Agency(AVA) , 26 Aug 2018 - 10:04

President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has rejected the resignations tendered by the Minister of Defense Tariq Shah Bahrami, Minister of Interior Wais Ahmad Barmak, and the Afghan Intelligence (NDS) Chief Masoom Stnikzai.

The Office of the President, ARG Palace, in a statement said the three senior security officials had tendered their resignation to President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani.
The statement further added that President Ghani has not approved the resignation of the three senior security officials and has asked them to continue to their work.
According to ARG Palace, President Ghani has also issued necessary instructions to the security officials for the betterment of the security of the country.
This comes as the National Security Adviser Mohammad Hanif Atmar announced his resignation late on Saturday evening which was later approved by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani.
However, reports emerged shortly after the resignation of Atmar, suggesting that President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has asked the Defense and Interior Ministers together with the Intelligence Chief to step down from their positions.

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