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Saturday, 20 October 2018 09:32

IEC Chairman; Nobody’s Votes Will Be Lost

Saturday October 20, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Abdul Badi Sayad chairman of Independent Election Commission in a press conference told, polling centers that fail to open until 1:00 pm today will open tomorrow.
In the centers where voting started late, the process has been extended to 8:00pm today, Sayad added.
Confusion over biometric voter registration equipment, polling stations not opening on time, missing election materials and delays forcing lengthy waits angered voters on Saturday.
Independent Election Commission has announced that 8,918,000 voters have been registered and more than 2,500 candidates are in the run for 249 seats of Wolesi Jirga, including 417 women candidates.
Elections will not take place in eastern Ghazni province amid an ongoing dispute over how to divide its electoral constituencies to ensure a more balanced ethnic representation.
Independent election commission has postponed elections in Kandahar for a week, following a brazen attack on a high-profile security meeting there with a US delegation that killed at least two senior provincial officials, including the province’s police chief, Gen. Abdul Raqiz.
M.A.Ansari
 

Saturday October 20, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Mrs. Hasina Safi Acting Minister of Information and Culture exercised her vote right in a polling center located in Sardar Mohammad Daoud, Kabul city today.
Mrs. Safi told BNA correspondent, huge presence of people in polling stations frustrate enemies of the country, so Afghans by participating in election process elect his/her representative.
Mrs. Safi also asked from culturists, women and youths of the country to participate in election process.
M.A.Ansari
 

Saturday, 20 October 2018 07:55

Voting Process Normally Ongoing in Parwan

Saturday October 20, 2018

Kabul (BNA) By participating of huge people in polling centers, voting process normally ongoing in central Parwan province.
According to BNA correspondent report, Fazulddin Ayar governor along with police chief and head of intelligence of the province marked their votes in a voting center located in Hara Jalali, Charikar city the provincial capital of the province.
Already preparations has been taken for holding parliamentary election in Parwan province, Ayar added.
Ayar asked Wolesi Jirga’ candidates to observer law and discipline in voting process and avoid illegal activities during the process.
Gen. Mohammad Mahfouz Walizada police chief of Parwan said, Afghan security forces jointly ensure security in center and districts of the province and there is no problems regarding security situation in the province so far.
Independent Election Commission announced that 8,918,000 voters have been registered and more than 2,500 candidates are in the run for 249 seats of Wolesi Jirga, including 417 women candidates.
M.A.Ansari
 

Saturday October 20, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Voter list stolen by unknown men in a voting center located in Bibi Ayesha Durani High School, 12 precinct of Kabul city.
Mohammad Azim in-charge of the voting center told BNA reporter, the voter list has stolen by unidentified men.
10 polling sites exist in the voting center that five of the sites is belonged to men and 5 others is belonged to women, Azim added.
Observers also confirmed stealing of the voter list in the voting center.
Independent Election Commission announced that 8,918,000 voters have been registered and more than 2,500 candidates are in the run for 249 seats of Wolesi Jirga, including 417 women candidates.
Elections will not take place in eastern Ghazni province amid an ongoing dispute over how to divide its electoral constituencies to ensure a more balanced ethnic representation.
Independent election commission has postponed elections in Kandahar for a week, following a brazen attack on a high-profile security meeting there with a US delegation that killed at least two senior provincial officials, including the province’s police chief, Gen. Abdul Raqiz.
M.A.Ansari
 

Saturday October 20, 2018
Kabul (BNA) Spokespersons of MoI, MoD, MoWA, IDLG and MoE appeared in a press conference at GMIC and assured people about the security of polling centers and requested people to use from the right and cast their votes.
According to BNA report, Najib Danesh, Spokesperson of MoI said that 4900 polling centers with more than 20,000 polling stations in 32 provinces of the country is open now with the exception of Kandahar and Ghazni, and 70,000 Afghan forces are assigned to ensure the security of Elections.
Meanwhile, Ministry of Defense spokesperson Said Ghafoor Ahmad Jawid assured security of elections and said the sensitive material of the election was handed over across the country.
This morning the President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan casted his vote and started this national process.
In provinces, the governors and deputy governors have visited the polling centers in the early hours of the morning and have called on voters to cast their votes. Said Shah Saqim, IDLG spokesman said that currently voting is ongoing in 32 provinces of the country, and no problems have been reported yet.
The spokespersons from the Ministry of Women's Affairs and Ministry of Education also called on citizens, especially women, to use their voting rights at the polls.
Elections in Kandahar province have been delayed for a week, and soon the election date will be announced in Ghazni province.
M.A.Ansari

Saturday October 20, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Four observers claimed that a Wolesi Jirga candidate filled several ballot boxes in his benefit in Kabul city.
According to BNA correspondent report, quarreling between Afghan security forces and Ghulam Nabi Gharani the candidate who filled ballot boxes is continuing in ballot center located in Qayamuddin Khadem School.
Meanwhile, spokesman of Independent Election Commission says, the issue will be reviewed by the commission.
The voting of Wolesi Jirga or Lower House of the parliament, began at 7:00 am local time and would last until 4:00 pm local time in 32 provinces except Ghazni and Kandahar provinces.
Independent Election Commission announced that 8,918,000 voters have been registered and more than 2,500 candidates are in the run for 249 seats of Wolesi Jirga, including 417 women candidates.
M.A.Ansari
 

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Gardiz (BNA) Conspiracy of Taliban for organizing an explosion near a voting center in Paktia has failed.
Security officials of Paktia discovered and defused a mob near a voting center in Abdsul Hai high school of Gardiz city.
Sardar Wali Tabasom police spokesman of Paktia told BNA, a bomb was planted near a voting center in Abdul Hai high school in Gardiz city.
He added the bomb timely discovered and defused by police technical team.
So far no individual or group has committed the responsibility of the failed bomb planting, but local sources blamed Taliban for the event.
T. Yarzada
 

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, 20 October 2018 04:46

Voting Process in Paktia Started at 7:30

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
 

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