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Send mobile teams to remote parts, MPs ask IEC

Send mobile teams to remote parts, MPs ask IEC

Sep 08, 2013 - 17:15

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): Concerned about insecurity, Meshrano Jirgainfo-icon members on Sunday asked the government to send mobile voter registration teams to remote areas.

The upper house, which returned from one and a half month recess, discussed the April 5 presidential and provincial elections and the security situation in the country.

Senator Maulavi Mohammad Faizi from central Panjsher province said insecurity deprived people in most provinces from obtaining voter cards.

He suggested the Independent Election Commission should create and send mobile teams to remote and insecure areas in order residents in these areas could take part in the registration campaign.

“The security situation in most villages is satisfactory, but people in these villages cannot visit registration centres located several kilometers away from them,” he said.

His colleague from northern Takhar province, Abdul Wahab Irfan, also stressed the need for creating mobile voter registration teams.

Chairman Fazal Hadi Muslimyar said the issue of insecurity would be discussed on Tuesday, when IECinfo-icon officials would be summoned to share their information with lawmakers.

IEC spokesman Noor Mohammad Noor told Pajhwok Afghan News currently they had no plan to create mobile teams, saying people should visit the available centres.

However, he added the IEC would appoint traveling teams one or two months ahead of the elections to visit insecure areas.



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