VOTER VOICES & DEMANDS

ZARANJ (PAN): The residents of volatile Nimroz complained fast-spreading joblessness, lack of potable and irrigation water, insecurity and narcotics smuggling were among the problems that needed to be addressed immediately.
The locals said the government should allocate budget for gravelling of roads, which were in dilapidated condition.
Nimroz is located to the southwest of the country, sharing border with Iran and Pakistan.
Including the provincial capital Zaranj, the province has six administrative units.

ZARANJ (PAN): People in the capital of Nimroz said potable water was their main problem while some of the residents of the remote localities were of the opinion that draught was a serious problem of the province.
Located to the southwest of the country, Nimroz province shares borders with Iran and Pakistan. The province faces water shortage. People said the underground water elsewhere in Nimroz was saline, posing a serious problem for the population.

ZARANJ (PAN): Residents of Nimroz demand enhanced security, potable water and measures to stem growing drug smuggling in the province.
Gul Ahmad, a resident of Zaranj said they did not want anything from the government except provision of clean drinking water. The Helmand River was flowing toward Iran through Nimroz but the people of the province could not utilize even a drop of the water.

FARAH CITY (PAN): Keeping in mind a better tomorrow, residents of western Farah province expressed optimism to take part in the upcoming elections but a number of them said deteriorated security would hamper people’s participation in ballots.
A group of some residents said they did not want to cast their votes for the next president.
A school teacher: I will vote because education sector witnessed considerable improvement during the incumbent government:

FARAH CITY (PAN): Complaining of a host of problems, residents of Farah province said they had been facing growing insecurity, administrative corruption, lack of development projects, joblessness and closure of a number of schools.
“We have never spent a day happy during the past ten years because of infighting and clashes all the time,” said, Abdul Wadood, a resident of Balablok district.
He said armed groups were roaming in the district in large number who most of the time got engaged in skirmishes with the security forces but civilians suffered casualties in the fight.

FARAH CITY (PAN): The people of Farah demanded the government to help bolster security, provide electricity, construct dams and build health facilities in the province.
They underlined the need the government should extend its all out support to address the legitimate issues being confronted to the restive region.
Abdul Hamid Hamid, provincial council member of Farah told Pajhwok Afghan News the prime and main demand of the people was that security should be made impregnable.  

FARAH CITY (PAN): The people of Farah demanded the government to help bolster security, provide electricity, construct dams and build health facilities in the province.
They underlined the need the government should extend its all out support to address the legitimate issues being confronted to the restive region.
Abdul Hamid Hamid, provincial council member of Farah told Pajhwok Afghan News the prime and main demand of the people was that security should be made impregnable.  

KUNDUZ (PAN): The people of Kunduz have expressed their determination to participate in the elections but demanded the concerned authorities should adopt measures to ensure holding of fair, free and transparent ballots.
  Kunduz has six districts and a capital city and the province is located 300- kilometers to the north of Kabul city.
Chahar Dara and Archi are the most insecure districts of the province where massive rigging was reported during the previous elections. It is said that constituencies would yet to be identified for the upcoming elections.

KUNDUZ (PAN): Kunduz residents said re-emergence of the armed groups, rampant administrative corruption and spiraling joblessness were major problems---a vicious trend that was direly needed to be reversed.
Provincial council members and residents in Kunduz said Taliban reappeared in parts of the province such as Chardara, Khan Abad, Dasht-i-Archi, Gortipa, Taluka, Zakhil and the provincial capital.
Expressing concern over the ragaing insecurity, they asked the relevant officials to work out a concerted strategy restoration of peace and stability in the province.

KONDUZ (PAN): The residents of volatile Kunduz demanded the government and international community to help improve deteriorating security, explore job opportunities, accelerate reconstruction process and build overall infrastructure of the province.
Mohammad Yousuf Ayubi, member of Kunduz Provincial Council said his province had been ignored in terms of distribution and implementation of development projects.

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