Afghan provincial governor sacked as security worsens May 16, 2018 0 44 12345 ReutersKABULThe provincial governor of Nangarhar has been dismissed as part of an administrative shakeup in a region of Afghanistan where security has sharply deteriorated amid allegations of widespread corruption among officials.The departure of Mohammad Gulab Mangal was announced on Sunday in a short message by his spokesman which said only that he had decided to go for personal reasons. President Ashraf Ghani's office confirmed on Monday that his resignation had been accepted. He will be replaced by the current governor of Helmand province in southern Afghanistan, Hayatullah Hayat."Mangal could not perform the job the way that the central government and people of Nangarhar were expecting,"said a government official in Kabul who is close to the dossier but who was not authorised to talk to the media.Prior to becoming Nangarhar governor in Oct. 2016, Mangal enjoyed a high reputation among Western officials for his competence in a previous post. POST A COMMENT RELATED ARTICLES Elephants help war-hit Myanmar villagers flee to safety May 16, 2018 0 396 US calls for UN action over Rohingya crisis May 16, 2018 0 54 US diplomat involved in traffic accident allowed to leave Pakistan May 16, 2018 0 47 Taliban battle Afghan troops to capture provincial capital Reuters Afghanistan Taliban fighters with heavy weapons and night-vision equipment fought their way close to the centre of the western city of Farah on Tuesday, as Afghan government forces with US air support battled to .. Sri Lanka probes sudden deaths of British rugby players Colombo: A second visiting English amateur rugby player has died in a Sri Lankan hospital after visiting a night club and police are now investigating the circumstances, a spokesman said Tuesday. Thomas Howard, 25, and .. Flash floods kill at least 34 across Afghanistan KABUL: Flash floods caused by heavy rain in the past week have killed at least 34 people in several Afghan provinces and caused serious damage to property and livestock, officials said on Tuesday. The flooding, hitting .. Pakistan & Afghanistan finalise 'action plan for peace, solidarity' nation.com.pk islamabad Pakistan and Afghanistan, have finalized an"Action Plan for Peace and Solidarity"to strengthen their bilateral relationship at multifaceted level, reported by Radio Pakistan. The final .. Nawaz should be tried for treason: Musharraf tribune.com.pk islamabad Former president General (retd) Pervez Musharraf on Monday stated that holding the establishment and the army responsible was extremely disappointing, in reaction to former premier Nawaz .. May 12 mayhem: Karachi mayor, 18 others indicted KARACHI: An anti-terrorism court on Tuesday indicted 19 suspects, including Karachi Mayor Wasim Akhtar, in a case related to the carnage which unfolded across the port city on May 12, 2007. The suspects pleaded not ..