The Grand National Coalition, consisting of political parties, has closed the offices of the Independent Election Commission (IEC) in three provinces.

Sources privy of the development in the Grand National Coalition have said the step was taken after the government and the election commission failed to positively respond to their demands.

The sources further added that the election offices in Helmand, Balkh, and Kandahar have been closed.

They also warned that the election offices in other provinces will also be closed if the government and election commission did not respond positively to their demands.

The Grand National Coalition demand the registration of the voters using biometrics system while monitoring of the elections process is also among the key demands of the political parties.

A key member of the Grand National Coalition Ata Mohammad Noor had earlier warned that the political parties would use all their force to stop the elections if authorities did not guarantee the transparency of the elections.

However, the election commission officials had earlier said that the political parties would granted the facility to monitor the elections process but the demand of the parties for the registration of the voters through biometrics system would be impossible considering the less time left for the elections.