Governor warns officials to remain neutral in polls
TALOQAN (Pajhwok): The governor of the northern Takhar province on Sunday warned strict action would be taken against government officials if they found interfering in the elections affairs.
Chairing a high-level meeting with the participation of police chiefs from 16 districts of the province, Abdul Latif Ibrahimi, assured security forces would ensure fool-proof security to voters during the ballot process in the province.
However, he issued stern directions to government officials to remain neutral during the entire elections process slated for April 5 this year.
There were no security related problems in the province, he said, adding only five polling stations were facing a low-level threat with efforts by the security forces were on to improve the law and order of those polling centres.
Maj. Gen. Abdul Hanan Qataghni, provincial police chief, directed all the districts police chiefs they should not prefer their personal interests over national interests democratic exercise.
“The stage for holding of free and fair elections amid tight security has been set throughout the province,” he noted.
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