Pajhwok Services

SMS News Service

Photo Service

Election Coverage

Special Mining Page

Afghan Peace Process Special Page

Addvertise With Pajhwok

Daily Newsletter

Sending Time (GMT / Kabul time)

Suggest a Story

Pajhwok is interested in your story suggestions. Please tell us your thoughts by clicking here.

Sadat warns of threats to election process

Sadat warns of threats to election process

Mar 29, 2014 - 17:21

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Only one week before the April 5 vote, the independent electoral complaints commission (IECC) on Saturday warned of serious threats to the process.

IECC Chairman Abdul Sattar Sadat told a news conference in Kabul that insecurity posed a major threat to the presidential and provincial elections, slated for April 5.

He added election observers found it hard overseeing the process in insecure areas, where there were chances of fraud and irregularities.

“Some warlords, a product of decades of war, are trying to maintain their sway by victimising the people, grabbing important positions and abusing democracy.”

Sadat called the misuse of government resources another concern. “We are aware some candidates continue using government resources. Only two or three are not involved in this practice.”

He added the commission had taken measures to prevent the candidates from using government resources. Supporters of runners, civil societyinfo-icon organisations and political parties could help address the problems, he continued.

Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) member Azizullah Aryafar said militants had resorted to suicide attacks to disrupt the election process.

He said Afghanistaninfo-icon’s enemies had always tried to disrupt the process but security forces had been able to foil their nefarious plans.


Related Article

Download “Pajhwok” mobile App, on your smartphone to read and access latest news, features, interviews, videos and photos about Afghanistan.


Add new comment



Twitter Update