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
By: Ahmad Jawed , Date:14/09/2019
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): Independent Election Commission (IEC) officials in northern Balkh say 33 out of total 315 polling sites in the province would be shut on the Election Day. IEC head for Balkh Moham... Read More
By: Ahmad Jawed , Date:11/09/2019
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): Free and Fair Election Foundation of Afghanistan (FFEFA) on Wednesday said peace and election were national processes and they should not be turned to obstacles to each other. FF... Read More

MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): Participants of a seminar in northern Balkh province on Wednesday believed early parliamentary elections would help bring peace and stability to the country.
Provincial council members from different provinces and civil society activists attended the seminar, calling for early and fair Wolesi Jirga elections.
Hamid Safwat, one of the seminar’s organizers, told Pajhwok Afghan News they wanted to prepare the ground for free and fair parliamentary polls with the help of civil society groups.

MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): Second deputy chief executive officer Mohammad Muhaqqeq on Wednesday said Pakistan was yet to honour pledges it held out to Afghan leaders regarding the peace process.
He was addressing a gathering commemorating Imam Mahdi, the 12th Imam, in Mazar-i-Sharif, the capital of northern Balkh province.
Local residents, government and security officials participated in the gathering.  “We can’t succeed unless tolerance, respect and love for each other prevail,” Muhaqqeq said.

MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): The provincial government in northern Balkh province on Monday said except the judiciary, people’s complaints against other provincial departments equaled to nothing.
But the provincial council head said bad governance prevailed in the education, security and public health sectors.
In an interview with Pajhwok Afghan News, the gubernatorial spokesman, Munir Farhad, said the province had made “memorable achievements” last solar year that ends on March 21.

MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): The Governor of northern Balkh province Atta Mohammad Noor on Wednesday questioned the nomination of Masoom Stanikzai, a cabinet pick for defence ministry, and termed the decision “a historical mistake.”
In his message on social media, he alleged Stanikzai was the murderer of Ustad Burhanuddin Rabani, former head of the High Peace Council (HPC). Also, Munir Farhad, the governor’s spokesman, confirmed views expressed by Noor who is also the executive director of Jamiat-i-Islami political party.

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