Most Greshk residents sans voter cards
ASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Most residents of the Greshk district in southern Helmand province on Sunday complained they had neither received their voter cards nor had proper awareness about the elections process.
Ahmad Jan, a resident of the district, told Pajhwok Afghan News though security had considerably improved in the town, yet most of the people were without getting voter cards.
Locals expressed satisfaction with improved law and order but lamented awareness programmes were not conducted in the province.
Gulzar, another resident, said: “I’ve got my voter card but I have no knowledge how to use it.”
His co-villager Eng. Wahid said Greshk had bolstered security but remote localities of the province would experience law and order problems on elections day.
“People in far-flung areas neither got their voter cards nor a proper awareness campaign launched among residents about ballot process,” he informed.
But Qudratullah Naqshbandi, Independent Elections Commission (IEC) director, said his department had set up a voter registration office in Greshk, where most of the people had received their cards.
Public awareness programmes had been launched, he claimed, saying there might be some problems faced by the people about the process.
He urged religious scholars, local elders and civil society organisations to extend their all-out support to facilitate people and make the elections process successful.
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