Mr. Syed Mehdi Behzad, Ava News Journalist, said to Nai Media Watch that he visited Bamyan Governor’s office on 30th January 2019 and asked to have an interview regarding the difficulties and shortcomings of the provincial government.
The Bamyan Governor has told him to visit on 1st February at 10:00 o’clock to interview, either him or his spokesperson” Mr. Ahmadi”
When he arrived at governor’s office to conduct the arranged interview and waited for a while based on the guidance of spokesperson but the governor denied to be interviewed.
Mr. Mehdi said; when leaving the office, the governor’s spokesperson used some insulting words and asked, “Where do you actually work and what is your activity, and it is up to us either to interview or not.”
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