President Ashraf Ghani on Thursday renamed the Herat Airport after Khwaja Abdullah Ansari, a Sufi who lived in the 11th century in Herat province.

Ansari was also known as Pir-i Herat “Sage of Herat” and he is famous for his poetry and his book Munajat Namah (the prayers letter).

Ghani who is on a visit to the province, accompanied by First Vice President Amrullah Saleh and National Security Advisor Hamdullah Mohib, is in Herat to assess the security situation.

The delegation will meet with provincial and security leaders in the province and with different sectors of society including Ulema, youth, women, provincial council members, civil society activists, and tribal elders.

This is Ghani’s first official visit to Herat since his inauguration for his second tenure.

The post Herat airport renamed after 11th century poet first appeared on Ariana News.

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