By president's decree issued on January 27 Avaz Nazarzoda was appointed chief prosecutor in Khalton province.

Prior to this Avaz Nazarzoda had served as chief prosecutor in the Gorno Badakhshan Autonomous Region, or GBAO.  

Recall, speaking at a meeting of the Security Council of Tajikistan that took place on January 19, President Emomali Rahmon noted serious shortcomings in activities of law enforcement, security and power-wielding structures.  

Rahmon, in particular, said that heads of some regional, district and city law enforcement agencies of Khatlon province show irresponsibility in their work.  

The head of state pointed out that low professional level, failure to perform official duties, corruption, increase in the number of crimes of terrorist and extremist nature, drug trafficking including with the participation of officers of law enforcement agencies and power-wielding structures, admission of random and unprofessional people into the ranks of law enforcement agencies, and incorrect personnel policy are the main problems in activities law enforcement, security and power-wielding structures.  

Due to the large number of offenses and failure to comply with the requirements of laws and military regulations, Emomali Rahmon ordered to dismiss a number of senior prosecutors and law enforcement  officials in Khatlon province, including the head of the Interior Ministry’s Office in Khatlon province and his deputies,  Khatlon chief prosecutor and his deputies.   

In order to eliminate all hazing cases, the president ordered to take serious measures and submit a written report within ten days.