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Helmand court backs poll tribunal verdict

Helmand court backs poll tribunal verdict

Aug 14, 2011 - 18:09

LASHKAR GAH (PANinfo-icon): The Appellate Court in southern Helmand province on Sunday praised the special election tribunal's ruling on last year's parliamentary polls as legal and announced its backing for the verdict.

"The order released by the court regarding election results is legal and the parliament members declared unsuccessful are against the decision," the Appellate Court Director Syed Hussain Najibi told a press conference here.

A confrontation among the three state pillars could be counterproductive and the situation could go out of control anytime, he warned.  He said foreigners never questioned court decisions, but Afghan lawmakers had been opposed to the judiciary.

Appellate Court Attorney Khushal Khan demanded all state pillars work together to prevent a possible political crisis in the country.

"If they (MPs) don't take positive steps, then they would lose what they have gained." He said the people were worried about the ongoing tussle.

A resident of Lashkargah, Haji Yar Muhammad, saw foreign hand and vested interests were behind the lingering row over the election results.



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