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Women vow support to Ahmadzai, Sayyaf

Women vow support to Ahmadzai, Sayyaf

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Feb 25, 2014 - 16:16

MAIMANA/SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Hundreds of womeninfo-icon in Faryab and Jawzjan provinces on Tuesday gathered in support of presidential contenders Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai and Abdul Rab Rassoul Sayyaf.

At least 700 women held a meeting in Maimana, the capital of Faryab, and announced their support to Ahmadzai, hailing him a suitable candidate for the presidency. He could meet the challenges pull out Afghanistaninfo-icon, they believed.

Salima Sultani, Ahmadzai’s campaign office head in Faryab, said women of the province would vote for the ex-finance minister -- the best choice to put the country on the road to progress and prosperity.

“We strongly support Ahmadzai’s first vice-president Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum, who has liberated the country from the Talibaninfo-icon,” she added. The campaign for presidential elections unleashed on Feb. 2 and would continue till April 2 this year.

Separately, thousands of women attended a gathering in support of Sayyaf in Shiberghan, the capital of Jawzjan.  Bibi Haji Zahra, Sayyaf’s supporter, said the scholar had promised to ensure a fair justice system.

Eng. Mohammad Barai, head of Sayyaf’s campaign office, said the candidate had the ability and will to ensure rule of law, eliminate corruption and serve the Afghans.

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