Kandahar Interviews

KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Though some problems and violations marred the Wolesi Jirgaelections in southern Kandahar province, yet the overall process was a success in the province, an election observer said Sunday.
Ziba, an election observer in Kandahar in an exclusive interview with Pajhwok Afghan News said a limited fraud cases occurred in Kandahar compared to past elections due to the usage of biometric system.

KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Displaced and disabled 65-years-old Haji Abdullah, a resident of southern Kandahar province, says he cast his vote in the Wolesi Jirga elections for change in his country.

KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Mega development schemes should be executed instead of small projects in different districts of southern Kandahar province under the National Solidarity Programme (NSP) -- a flagship uplift plan of the government. 
Provincial Council Chairman Haji Syed Jan Khakrezwal says he has raised the issue at meetings with NSP officials and village council members. He underlined the imperative of deriving maximum benefits from the important programme. 

KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): The new provincial council chief on Thursday vowed to take solid steps towards improving security, bringing reforms to government entities, fighting corruption and resuming development activities in southern Kandahar province.
In an exclusive interview with Pajhwok Afghan News, Haji Syed Jan Khakrezwal said the numerical strength of Kandahar provincial council members had been increased this time and all the members would work hard to carry forward their affairs in more effectively way than the past.

KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): President Hamid Karzai’s brother Mahmoud Karzai on Monday said he would support a presidential candidate with a forward-looking policy and programme for Afghanistan’s future in the looming runoff.
Mahmoud, a leading businessman and developer, had supported Zalmai Rassoul, a former foreign minister, in the first round of the presidential elections on April 5.
But Rassoul, who finished third, has now joined forces with frontrunner Abdullah Abdullah. Mahmoud’s brother Qayyum Karzai dropped out of the race and endorsed Rassoul days before the ballot.

KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): A female provincial council runner in southern Kandahar province on Tuesday said she was ready to serve her people despite security problems and traditional restrictions.
In an exclusive interview with Pajhwok Afghan News, Serena Faizi complained that she was unable to run freely her election campaign and convey her views to the masses.

KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): A senior Afghan military official said on Wednesday foreign troops were preparing to leave southern provinces, where they had so far transferred 188 military bases to local counterparts.

KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Roads measuring 40 kilometres were built in southern Kandahar City since last year, but nearly 300-km roads still need to be paved, the mayor said on Sunday.
Mohammad Omar Omar told Pajhwok Afghan News during an exclusive interview the city population had reached 1.5 million individuals and the number of police districts increased to 15 from 10.