Najib Danish, spokesman for the ministry, said in a press conference in Kabul that 6,000 forces were deployed to Kandahar to secure Parliamentary elections.
“Situation is good, and no incident registered yet in Kandahar, enemies’ threats are zero and among 6,000 troops 260 are females,” Danish said.
Elections in Kandahar were delayed after the provincial police chief Gen. Abdul Raziq was assassinated in a shootout just two days ahead of the election day. Ghazni elections were delayed for an unknown time due to disagreements over constituencies and security issues.
Meanwhile, Abdul Aziz Ibrahimi IEC deputy spokesman said at press conference that in total 557,000 people registered to vote in Kandahar - among them 70,000 are females.
Ibrahimi said that 4,500 observers will monitor the parliamentary elections in Kandahar and 6,000 staff have been hired in Kandahar for the election process.
Ibrahimi also said that the commission is trying to hold parliamentary elections in Ghazni next year. Presidential elections are also scheduled in the country for next year.
Source : Afghan Voice Agency(AVA)
Saturday 27 October 2018 11:27