JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A number provincial candidates in eastern Nuristan province on Thursday accused some local and the Independent Election Commission (IEC) regional officials of massive rigging and fraud in Saturday’s polls.
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Thursday said it was fully prepared to hold a second round run-off election if necessary, saying the run-off would be free from any legal and technical problems.
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): About 200 complaints regarding electoral fraud and other irregularities were registered within 48 hours from the Election Day (last Saturday) in southern Kandahar province, an official said on Thursday.
FAIZABAD/BAMYAN (Pajhwok): At least 74 electoral complaints had been recorded in northeastern Badakhshan province and the objections if verified could lead to putting 25 percent of ballot boxes in quarantine, an official said on Thursday.
KABUL (Pajhwok): The newly-appointed Pakistan’s ambassador to Afghanistan on Thursday called on the first Vice President of Afghanistan in Kabul and conveyed to him a message of felicitations from Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, on his appointment.
CHAGHCHARAN (Pajhwok): After severely beating locals and journalists, around 200 angry demonstrators took to the streets in western Ghor province and demanded immediate sacking of mayor and public order police commander, an official said.
ASADABAD (Pajhwok): The Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Thursday said it had recorded 32 complaints about fraud and other irregularities during last Saturday’s elections in eastern Kunar province.
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Some warlords stuffed ballot boxes and election officials committed fraud during Saturday’s elections in two districts of northwestern Faryab province, an official alleged on Wednesday.