MAZAR-I-SHARIF: New Balkh Governor Eng. Dawod has said the eradication of corruption was his top priority and corrupt elements in the provinces would be referred to the judiciary.
The governor expressed the view during a video message, a copy of which received by Pajhwok News.
He pledged he would consult all stakeholders of the society in the affairs of the provinces and would move ahead through mutual understanding
Eng. Dawod was appointed as the governor of Balkh province almost one month before, but due to the resistance of former Governor Atta Mohammad Noor, he had been living in Kabul.
Referring to the media outlets in Balkh, he said with the launch of his formal duty in Mazar-i-Sharif, he would execute an effective campaign against corruption in government departments.
“More work had been carried out in Balkh in the past 16-year, but there was massive corruption in the state institutions and I will fight against corruption,” he vowed.
Eng. Dawod said he would implement a security strategy in Balkh through which the neighboring provinces would become stable and his strategy would have positive impact in fight against Daesh and the Taliban.
He added, he had no differences with former governor Atta Mohammad Noor and dubbed him as friend of Jihad period and brother.