Pajhwok Services

SMS News Service

Photo Service

Election Coverage

Special Mining Page

Afghan Peace Process Special Page

Addvertise With Pajhwok

Daily Newsletter

Language
Sending Time (GMT / Kabul time)

Suggest a Story

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

16 more polling sites secured in Sar-i-Pul

16 more polling sites secured in Sar-i-Pul

By
On
Mar 30, 2014 - 16:10

SAR-I-PUL (Pajhwok): Sixteen polling stations facing a high security threat have been secured in northern Sar-i-Pul province, the governor claimed on Sunday.

Abdul Jabbar Haqbin said security for the election sites had been ensured with people’s cooperation, but necessary materials were yet to be dispatched to the areas.     

He told Pajhwok Afghan News the number of polling stations facing a high security threat in the provincial capital and Kohistanat district had come down from 32 to 16.  

He asked the Independent Election Commission to dispatch electoral materials to the sites in time to pave ground for people casting their votes on April 5.   

Abdul Rahman Farid, the IECinfo-icon provincial office head, confirmed security for 16 polling stations. They had shared the issue with the headquarters in Kabulinfo-icon but a decision on whether to open the sites was still awaited, he explained. 

Electoral materials have been sent to Kohistanat and Balkhab districts and based on previous preparations, 111 polling centers are supposed to be opened.  

Recently MP Sayed Anwar Sadat complained that 25 percent of people would be deprived of casting their votes for security reasons and another 25 percent due to a shortage of electoral materials.

ra/mud

 

 

 

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

Advertisement

Advertisement

Twitter Update