By: Azizullah Hamdard , Date:11/02/2020
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Tuesday postponed the special audit of suspicious votes due to absence of Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) observers. On the othe... Read More
By: Ahmad Jawed , Date:13/11/2019
MAZAR-I-SAHRIF (Pajhwok): Protesting observers of the Stability and Partnership team led by Dr. Abdullah on Wednesday closed the provincial office of the Independent Election Commission in northern Balkh province.... Read More
By: Ahmad Jawed , Date:15/09/2019
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): Some civil society activists in northern Balkh province on Sunday said voter turnout in this month’s presidential elections would be weak in the province if the security situation... Read More

Gul Agha, a citizen of Mazar-i-Sharif, says he will participate in polls despite the fact that he is not satisfied with the security situation in the area. He demanded the government should bolster security so that people could cast their vote in a fear-free environment. “We’re worried about the presence of armed groups who are in control of several areas,” he remarked. He stated insecurity in far-flung localities was a matter of concern, saying that deteriorated in Baba area of Zari district was a serious issue where 500 families were living.

Afghans will play a highly significant role in electing the country's future leader, said Fatima Sultani, a resident of Mazar-i-Sharif city. She said women made 60 percent population of Afghanistan but they were not allowed to go to polling stations to cast their votes. Mostly, women in southern part of the country are facing multiple problems, she said, adding the unemployment graph was another matter of concern. Afghanistan enjoys greater support of the international community. We will not be able to achieve progress if we lose that support, she warned.

Gul Agha, a citizen of Mazar-i-Sharif, says he will participate in polls despite the fact that he is not satisfied with the security situation in the area. He demanded the government should bolster security so that people could cast their vote in a fear-free environment. “We’re worried about the presence of armed groups who are in control of several areas,” he remarked. He stated insecurity in far-flung localities was a matter of concern, saying that deteriorated in Baba area of Zari district was a serious issue where 500 families were living.

Gul Agha, a citizen of Mazar-i-Sharif, says he will participate in polls despite the fact that he is not satisfied with the security situation in the area. He demanded the government should bolster security so that people could cast their vote in a fear-free environment. “We’re worried about the presence of armed groups who are in control of several areas,” he remarked. He stated insecurity in far-flung localities was a matter of concern, saying that deteriorated in Baba area of Zari district was a serious issue where 500 families were living.

MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): Security officials on Monday said they would protect all polling stations from possible insurgent threats ahead of the April vote in northern Balkh province.
Provincial police chief, Col Abdur Razzaq Qadiri, told Pajhwok Afghan News that security forces were trying to secure all polling stations under threatened in Balkh.
Previously, some 31 polling sites were declared under high security threat but the number was later reduced to 24 as result of operations by Afghan forces, he said.

MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): Chief of Army Staff Gen. Sher Mohammad Karimi on Monday said Afghan security forces were capable enough to deal with the country’s security challenges.
Gen. Karimi, who visited northern provinces to examine security measures put in place for polling stations, also held talks with a number of high-ranking security officials.
He told Pajhwok Afghan News there was no critical security problem for the Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers in northern Afghanistan.
He said Afghan forces had improved a lot in terms of skills and professional ability.

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