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If elected, Sayyaf to crack down on graft, drugs (Video)

If elected, Sayyaf to crack down on graft, drugs (Video)

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Feb 08, 2014 - 13:34

If elected, Sayyaf to crack down on graft, drugs from Pajhwok Afghan News.

KABUL (Pajhwok): Pledging to improve security in four months, presidential candidate Abdul Rab Rassoul Sayyaf on Thursday said he would launch a crackdown on corrupt officials and drug traders, if voted to power in the April elections.

Sayyaf, a former jihadi commander, was addressing thousands of people in Kabul as part of his election campaigning that began five days ago. “Corruption is a disease that can become cancerous, if not cured,” he said.

Sayyaf claimed knowing where corruption occurred and where the corrupt were. “Showing any leniency to corrupt officials is a big national betrayal and I would tackle them with an iron fist,” he announced to applause from the gathering.

 

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