Konar Interviews

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.