The Afghanistan Express Daily Newspaper
March 16, 2014 (one week ago)
KABUL – The Ministry of Interior (MoI) on Sunday announced transporting election materials to 368 districts without any security threat. MoI spokesman Siddique Siddiqui told a news conference in Kabul the materials included ballot papers, ballot boxes, ink, pens, candidate posters and other items.
He said the materials would be sent to areas from district centres. As many as 396 polling stations remain closed around the country. Siddiqui said police were trying to reduce security threats to polling centers before the April 5 elections. He added 13,000 women were under training to check female voters at polling stations.
He urged the people to stream to polling stations without any fear. “Militants are trying to disrupt the process, but security forces are ready to protect polling stations.” Afghan forces conducted 60 operations in different areas of the country over the past 10 days, killing 123 militants and seizing 400 landmines, 167 weapons and a large amount of explosives. (Pajhwok)