14 November 2018

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Saturday October 20, 2018

Kabul (BNA) As Afghanistan prepares for parliamentary elections tomorrow, the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) encourages all eligible Afghan citizens to use this opportunity to exercise their constitutional right to vote. UNAMA also calls on all authorities and actors to ensure that the elections can take place in a secure and safe environment.
UNAMA expresses deep concern at recent public statements made by the Taliban, especially those that indicate their intention to carry out attacks against schools that will be used as polling centers.
The elections are a civilian undertaking, and schools used as polling centers cannot be regarded as military targets. Moreover, civilians working in or attending polling stations cannot under any circumstances be regarded as military targets, as civilians present at polling stations do not lose their status as civilians. International humanitarian law explicitly prohibits attacks against civilians and acts or threats of violence aimed at terrorizing the civilian population.
UNAMA urges the Taliban to respect and protect civilians and not to threaten them or carry out violence should they engage in their constitutional right to participate in elections.
Voting process for Wolesi Jirga polls began in 32 provinces of the country except Ghazni and Kandahar provinces today.
M.A.Ansari
 

Saturday October 20, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Due to lack of ballot papers 10 polling centers is close in eastern Laghman province.
According to reports, hundreds people will not vote due to closing the centers.
According to released figure, ballot papers have been transferred to 79 polling centers and there is no ballot papers in 10 other polling centers in Laghman province.
Noruddin Fatrat director of Independent Election Commission in Laghman told BNA correspondent, efforts underway to transfer ballot papers for 10 polling centers in the province.
There are remote areas in Laghman province that ballot papers didn’t transferred so far.
Due to presence of terrorist group, transferring of ballot papers is possible through air in the areas.
M.A.Ansari
 

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Gardiz (BNA) BNA local correspondent reported from Paktia, the election process of Wolisi Jirga and the district council began with the presence of its officials in a secure space.
He added that Shamim Khan Katwazi governor of Paktia has also came to this place to vote for his favorite candidate.
Our correspondent reported, the massive crowds in the polling centers. He added, security situation in that province is normal and people are widespread in the polls.
T. Yarzada
 

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Mehtarlam (BNA) The citizens of Laghman have just started their company in house of representative.
From 7am, the officials pools began in Afghanistan, the Laghmanis started their participation in the ballot boxes.
Nooriddin Fetrat head of Provincial Election Commission of Laghman said, all the preparations for the election have been taken as a basis.
He added, there are 79 polling centers in Laghman province.
T. Yarzada