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‘Efforts on to facilitate polls in Taliban-held areas’

‘Efforts on to facilitate polls in Taliban-held areas’

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Apr 19, 2018 - 17:22

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) office said on Thursday the ongoing voter’s registration process faced some issues but security officials were trying to resolve them.

Mujeeb Rahman Rahimi, CEO’s spokesman, told a press conference here that it was the time for all tribes of Afghanistaninfo-icon to support the ongoing voter’s registration process and vote in the parliamentary and district council elections.

He urged all jihadi leaders, political figures and civil societyinfo-icon activists should play their part in ensuring transparent elections and motivating others to participate in the democratic exercise.

The CEO spokesman said security forces were trying to facilitate elections in areas where the Talibaninfo-icon were in control.

However, the Transparent Election Foundation of Afghanistan (TEFA) had earlier expressed concern over a slow pace of the ongoing voter’s registration drive and termed the lack of awareness a huge problem for countrymen.

The electoral watchdog had said a large number of countrymen did not possess paper national identity cards particularly womeninfo-icon if the ID cards were not issued to them before the Oct 20 elections, it would be another tension.

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