Ghani predicts his victory if vote not rigged
KHOST CITY/LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Presidential candidate Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai on Saturday promised a campaign rally he will construct an international airport and the Khost-Ghulam Khan Road in southeastern Khost province if won the April vote.
Campaigners for the former finance minister said nearly 40,000 people attended the rally held at a cricket stadium in Khost City.
Upbeat about his victory in the April 5 polls, Ahmadzai said he believed the majority was with him and his victory was sure if the ballot was fair.
He said his prime duty as a president would be rebuilding the war-devastated country and promised to be attentive to religious scholars and narrowing the distance between mosque and the Presidential Palace.
Ahmadzai said the airport and the transit route would turn Khost into a trade and economic hub.
Elsewhere, hundreds of people attended a gathering supporting another front-line runner, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah in Lashkargah, the capital of southern Helmand province.
The participants said Abdullah, who spent half his life in jihad, had never been to a foreign country as refugee.
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