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Sar-i-Pul provincial council elects administrative board

Sar-i-Pul provincial council elects administrative board

Feb 01, 2016 - 17:33

SAR-I-PUL (Pajhwok): After a delay lasting two months, members of the provincial council of northern Sar-i-Pul province on Monday elected the council’s administrative board in the absence of media reporters.

Aziz Ahmad Rassouli, the regional Independent Election Commission (IECinfo-icon) chief, said Maulviinfo-icon Noor Mohammad Baig was elected as the council’s head, Asadullah Danish his deputy and Mohammad Hussain Mujahidzada as secretary through a ballot held at the governor’s house. He said the three members were elected unopposed.

Since two and a half months, Mohamamd Anwar Rahmani has been serving as head, Asadullah Danish as deputy head and Masuma Ramazani as secretary of the council without being elected.

The administrative board election is conducted once a year. The provincial councils in other provinces had elected their administrative boards until mid-November, 2015.

Rassouli said the election in Sar-I-Pul province was delayed due to some problems, including differences among the council members.

Based on rules, media outlets must be present during the election process, but they were not invited by the provincial council, the IEC official said. But he added the provincial court head was present during the election.

Maulvi Mohammad Hanif, head of the council, also said the voting came after a two and a half months delay due to disagreements.

Of the 15-member council, 12 members were present at today’s elections, which proceeded without any problem.


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