Khost PC in trouble to elect admin board
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Newly sworn-in provincial council members in southeastern Khost province on Monday accused the provincial Independent Election Commission (IEC) of deliberately not conducting the ballot to choose their administrative board’s members.
Speaking at a press conference here, they said people who had voted them were in trouble because they could not resolve their problems until they elected their head, secretary and deputy head.
One of the council members, Mujibur Rahman, said they were yet to elect their senatorial representative while most provinces had already done it.
Another member Amirullah Zara Swand said they had repeatedly asked the IEC provincial office to hold the ballot, but there had been no response.
Khost PC members took oath of office a week back and since have been planning to elect the administrative delegation.
But Khost IEC chief Mohammad Shafieq blamed the delay in conducting the election on the absence of a number of PC members.
Another IEC official, who wished not to be named, said the delay stemmed from differences among the PC members over the election of their senatorial representative.
But Rahman said there were no differences among them over the issue of Senate candidate.
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