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Election won’t be conducted in 2 districts of Kandahar

Election won’t be conducted in 2 districts of Kandahar

Oct 11, 2018 - 10:31

KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Elections would not be conducted in Nesh and Maroof districts of southern Kandahar province due to insecurity and other issues.

Independent Election Commission (IECinfo-icon) chief for Kandahar Dr. Niamatullah Wardak told Pajhwok Afghan News amid preparations for the vote, security would be ensured on the election day.

Election would take place in all districts of the province except Nesh and Maroof, where the voter registration process had not been conducted because of insecurity and for other issues, the official said.

Despite security threats, Wardak explained, polling would take place in Shah Walikot, Mianshin, Ghorak, Khakrez, Registan and Shorabak districts with the help of security organs.

He added 173 of the 225 polling centers planned would remain open in different localities. About 52 polling stations will be closed in the two unstable districts.

The official hoped the credibility and transparency of the Wolesi Jirgainfo-icon election would improve with the use of biometric system. Biometric devices have arrived along with required tools in Kandahar.

The requite equipment would be airlifted to insecure areas, the IEC said, adding Election workers would be hired in the next few days.

Nisar Ahmad Saleh, a Wolesi Jirga runner, told Pajhwok candidates and people were optimistic about the election outcome with the arrival and use of the biometric devices.

He praised the government’s steps in this regard, hoping the upcoming elections would be more transparent than past polls.

Ezatullah, a resident of Kandahar City, also expressed happiness with the planned use of biometric devices in the election, scheduled for October 20.

A total of 567,000 people have registered as voters in Kandahar. Of them, 73,000 are womeninfo-icon, according to local election officials.



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