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Kazakh official sacked after Instagram video appointed advisor to Prime Minister

AKIPRESS.COM - By order of the Prime Minister Askar Mamin, Gabidulla Abdrakhimov was appointed advisor to the Prime Minister of Kazakhstan, the press service of the Prime Minister reports.

Abdrakhimov was removed from his post as mayor of Shymkent earlier after he posted a video on Instagram, where he in London calls on the Kazakhstanis to work in Kazakhstan and travel abroad and was criticized by officials for doing this.

Abdrakhimov was born in 1975. He graduated from the Kazakh State Agrarian University, studied at the German Higher School of Public Administration under the Bolashak program, he is a master of public administration.

In various years, he headed the Agency of the Republic of Kazakhstan for Civil Service Affairs, the Agency of the Republic of Kazakhstan for Protection of Competition. He held the posts of deputy head of the Administration of the President, head of the Office of the Prime Minister, Secretary of the Nur Otan Party. In 2015-2017, as well as in 2018-2019, he worked as mayor of Shymkent.

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