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Balkh election commission disqualifies 6 aspirants in all 139

Balkh election commission disqualifies 6 aspirants in all 139

Oct 24, 2013 - 14:49

Mazar-e-Sharif (PANinfo-icon):As many as 139 contenders with 17 of them womeninfo-icon aspirants filed their papers to contest the provincial council elections but the Balkh Election Commission has disqualified six candidates citing problems in their documents.

The aspirants had been disqualified on the grounds that they had problems in their documents, incomplete voter registration cards with some of them were government servants, said, authorities of the provincial election commission.

EzatullahArman, head of Balkh election commission told Pajhwok Afghan News a total of 139 male candidates and 17 women runners filed papers to contest elections of Balkh provincial council.

Arman said the barred candidates include AsadullahAhmadzai, AmirullahAmini, Dr. Dost Mohammad Jahed, OmaidNasir, Sayyed Hassan Hussaini, and Haji NoorullahBakhtari, adding but women contenders were not disqualified.

Dr. Dost Mohammad Jahed--- whose name is removed from the preliminary list --- said he was not told as to why he had been disqualified.

He vowed to lodge complaints with the concerned department against his disqualification.

Head of the provincial election commission said it was the right of every aspirant to register his/her complaints with the election commission.

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