Konar Interviews

ASADABAD (Pajhwok): Police in eastern Kunar province have stepped up measures to provide security to presidential candidates during the campaign period and on voting day.
All security measures have been put in place for the protection of election activities, particularly electioneering, in the province, said Kunar police chief Lt. Col. Shafiqullah Sahar.
He told Pajhwok Afghan News that a number of candidates had opened their campaign offices in the province but police had received no official letter to provide these offices security.

ASADABAD (PAN): The governor of eastern Kunar province on Saturday refused to confirm the death or presence of a Pakistani Taliban leader in his province.
Shujaul Mulk Jalala was speaking to Pajhwok Afghan News two days after a media report said a fugitive Pakistani Taliban leader, Mullah Fazlullah, had been killed during a clash with Afghan insurgents in Kunar which borders Pakistan’s Bajaur tribal region.

ASADABAD (PAN): The new governor of eastern Kunar province has pledged to fight corruption in government departments and reconcile militants who have waged insurgency due to their mistreatment at the hands of officials.
Shujaul Malk Jalala, a former presidential advisor, who once associated with Sibghatullah Mujaddadi’s Milli Nijat jihadi faction, assumed charge last week as the governor of Kunar, replacing Fazlullah Wahidi.