Governor of Kandahar Dismissed by Karzai

Other News Materials 6 December 2008 13:56 (UTC +04:00)

Afghanistan, Kabul, 6 December / corr Trend A. Hakimi / President of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai dismissed, Rahmatullah Raufi, the governor of Kandahar, after six months in post.

Rahmatullah Rauofi had governed the troubled southern province for less than six months. Before replacing Asadullah Khaalid as governor in June 2008, Rauofi had acted as an ANA Corps Commander.

No reason has been given the move of Kandahar governor so far.

Insecurity in Kandahar is not a new phenomenon for the people of this province, the reason for instability and insecurity to this province is its long border to Pakistan, the place which is known a safe heaven for terrorist.

In spite the above mentioned reason security in Kandahar has deteriorated recently, experts say, with kidnappings, bombings and shooting on the increase.

No successor has been appointed yet.

However according to the people of this province, security was not better than now six months ago, which might be the reason for dismissal of present governor.

The rumour was spread a day ago and not confirmed by official, but now they confirmed the report.