Karzai begins quest to resolve Kandahar dispute

Afghanistan's leader-in-waiting Hamid Karzai arrived in Kandahar on Sunday in a bid to resolve a dispute between the province's former governor Gul Agha and the man handed control after the surrender of the Taliban, a family source told news persons.

Afghanistan's leader-in-waiting Hamid Karzai arrived in Kandahar on Sunday in a bid to resolve a dispute between the province's former governor Gul Agha and the man handed control after the surrender of the Taliban, a family source told news persons.

Karzai had gone to the Islamic militia's former bastion to bring the warring parties to the negotiating table and set up a power-sharing Shura (council) to administer the province, the source said.
Karzai brokered a deal late last week to ensure a handover of the Taliban's headquarters to former mujaheedin commander Mullah Naqibullah, but the agreement has angered
Agha who has since occupied his former official residence in the city.

Hamid arrived on Sunday morning. He is hoping to form a Shura for the province after the warring groups agree to settle their differences, The Karzai family source said.

Bureau Report

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