Some of Wolsi Jirga candidates are close relatives
One on those candidates is Rana Nuristani, daughter of ex-MP Hawa Alam Nuristani is also nominated as candidate while her mother is also a candidate.
Main reason of her candidature was to serve people especially youth, Rana Nuristani told Pajhwok Afghan Newsand and added, “Both of us act independently.”
Rana Nuristani is from Nuristan province but she has nominated herself from Kabul province. The only reason she had nominated from Kabul was, that she was born there, she defended.
Abdul Qadir Imami Ghori yet another candidate whose daughter Jamila Imami is also striving to gain seat in Wolesi Jirga.
According to Abdul Qadir Imami Ghori, the only motive behind our aim to go to parliament was to serve people.
“People of Faryab province want me to go to the parliament so I forced my daughter to file nomination papers from Ghor province and she has a successful election campaign," he said and hoped she would find way into the parliament.”
Jamila Imami Ghori said, “I have filed my papers from Ghor province as one of my friend and my father advised me to do so, for helping and serving people of my province.”
In addition to the above mentioned candidates, some of those close relative candidates are Fauzia Kofi and her sister Maryam Kofi from Badakhshan province, Malaly Shinwari from Kabul and her brother Rehmatullah Shinwari from Nangrahar province, Haji Malak and his brother Haji Noor Agha both from Lugar province, Syed Masoor Nadiri from Baghlan and his sister Farkhanda Zahra Nadiri from Kabul while another brother Syed Jafar Nadiri from Badakhshan Province, Dr. Obaidullah Kaleemzai Wardak from Kabul and his two brothers from Maidan Wardak province.
“According to Constitution of Afghanistan and relevant electoral law, there is no bar on candidates' nomination from one family,” explained Noor Muhammad Noor, spokesman of Independent Election Commission (IEC).
It is worth mentioned here that among total 2260 candidates from all across the country, 76 were eliminated by IEC due to involvement in criminal cases.
Parliamentary elections were held on September 18, 2010.
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