November 21, 2018

Fawzia Koofi reacts at likely removal of her name from candidates list

By Khaama Press - Sun Aug 05 2018, 10:13 am

The Afghan lawmaker in the Lower House of the Parliament, Wolesi Jirga, Fawzia Koofi, reacted at the likely removal of her name from the list of the candidates for the upcoming parliamentary elections.

This comes as reports have emerged suggesting that a special committee in the Independent Election Commission has removed the names of at least 25 candidates, mainly having connections with the irresponsible armed individuals and involvements in other criminal activities.

Although the Independent Election Commission has not formally confirmed the removal of the names of 25 candidates from the list so far but Koofi says the step by the special committee has no legal basis.

She also added that the committee has made selective approach towards the removal of her from the list of the candidates.

According to the reports, Fawzia Koofi, Mujeeb Ur Rehman Samkanai, Shah Wazir Tara Khel, Sher Wali Ahmadzai, Bashir Qanat, and Gul Murad are among the candidates who names have been removed from the list.

The Independent Election Commission (IEC) Chief Gul Jan Badi Sayad announced earlier in April this year that the parliamentary and districts councils elections would be organized on 20th October.

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