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Ahmad Shah Zamanzai appointed as IEC secretary

Ahmad Shah Zamanzai appointed as IEC secretary

Jul 19, 2018 - 15:45

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Thursday appointed Ahmad Shah Zamanzai as the secretary of the Independent Election Commission (IECinfo-icon).

In compliance to presidential decree a copy of which received by Pajhwok Afghan News Zamanzai had been appointed as IEC secretary.

“In line with IEC decision No 12 and notice No. 545 of 5/5/2018 the appointment of Ahmad Shah Zamanzai out of the list of eligible candidates is approved as secretary IEC,” the presidential order said.

The IEC had already sent three lists to the Presidential Palace for the appointment of secretary which had been rejected and Zamanzai was picked from the new list.

On May 21, the IEC had sent the names of three persons for the IEC secretary post.

But the president rejected the list and asked the IEC on June 13, the president again asked the IEC to send another list of contenders and rejected the previous one.

Presidential Deputy Spokesman Shah Hussain Murtazavi said the present asked more names in order to appoint a qualified and suitable person to the post.

Earlier, IEC Spokesman Syed Hafeezullah Hashami asked the government to appoint the IEC secretary as soon as possible.


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