IEC concerned of insecurity

KABUL: (MEP) – The Independent Election Commission (IEC) has expressed concerns about the insecurity which is believed to be the major challenge to election process.

Addressing a public awareness gathering, IEC secretary Ziaul Haq Amarkhail said election was a national process and that required public support.

He noted the election commission was ready for the polls due on April 5 2014, but the security agencies were yet to complete their security plan.

The civil society activists, who were also present at the event, said women would not be able to take vast part in the elections if the security situation remained as is, Ariana news reported.

Another IEC official, Gulalai Achakzai, stressed the need for wide participation of women in the polls.

She said, “We need to encourage women’s role in the elections. They should be motivated to receive their voting cards.”

Although, about three months are remaining for the vital elections, insecurity is believed to be the major obstacle to the elections.

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