PC results to empower institutions: IDLG
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG) on Saturday welcomed the long-awaited announcement of final results from the April provincial council (PC) polls as a key step toward empowering state institutions.
IDLG spokesman Tawab Ghorzang said PC members were public representatives at the local level and their role was important in strengthening democratic institutions.
He added provincial councils had a good history of identifying problems facing local populations, providing them the required services and helping improve law and order in local governance.
Earlier, Independent Election Commission (IEC) chairman Ahmad Yousaf Nuristani, unveiling the outcome at a news conference in Kabul, said 458 candidates, including 97 women, had found their way to the councils.
IDLG director Saeed Ahmad Khamosh said PC members would start their official duty after taking oath in their respective provinces.
He said two PC members from each province would be selected for Meshrano Jirga or upper house seats within 15 days.
Khamosh said within a month, all PC members would be invited to Kabul for a training session to know their duties and responsibilities.
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