Helmand rallies vow support to Ghani, Rassoul
LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): A large number of people, including women, on Saturday attended gatherings held separately in southern Helmand province in support of presidential contenders Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai and Dr. Zalmai Rassoul.
The gatherings were arranged by campaign offices of the two presidential hopefuls.
In the first gathering supporting Ahmadzai, hundreds of women, apart from men, were present. They pledged support to Ahmadzai, who they viewed a man of principles with the ability to resolve problems facing the country.
“We want to vote in favour of Ahmadzai, who has the ability to put the country on the path to progress and prosperity,” said Malaika, who attended the gathering in support of the former finance minister.
She said Ahmadzai was a renowned economist and he knew better how to rehabilitate the war-hit economy and eliminate widespread poverty from the country.
Separately, hundreds of people held a gathering in support of Rassoul, a former foreign minister. The participants chanted slogans, saying Rassoul could ensure greater peace in the country.
One of the participants, Shareen Shida said Rassoul had enough experience in foreign affairs and he could forge better ties with the international community for the sake of a prosperous Afghanistan.
Political activities have increased in recent days in Helmand, where big rallies have so far taken place in support of several presidential candidates.
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