Atta was appointed governor of Balkh Province by Hamid Karzai in late 2004. An ethnic Tajik, Atta is considered the most educated governor in Afghanistan. Under his leadership, Balkh Province has been one of the most peaceful and successful in the country. Ustad Atta Mohammad Noor in 2007 totally eliminated poppy cultivation in Balkh.
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Governor Atta, besides calling for a management meeting in his province to demonstrate support for the central government, http://balkh-gomnam.blogspot.com/2008/02/february-5-2008.html