Karzai hosts Afghan candidatesAfghan President Hamid Karzai is expected to once again host presidential candidates Dr. Abdullah Abdullah and Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai for talks on election issues.

The Ministers Council following a statement said President Karzai will hold talks on audit process and urge the two contenders for quick conclusion of electoral process.

The statement further added that President Hamid Karzai has instructed the relevant government institutions to prepare for the presidential inauguration as scheduled before.

This comes as the electoral bodies started the invalidation process of bogus ballot papers on Monday, while the audit process of around 30% of votes has not been completed so far.

IEC spokesman, Noor Mohammad Noor, said over 6000 ballot boxes have not been audited so far which will be completed soon.

Noor further added that the commission will also release the check lists on Wednesday which will reveal the number of votes invalidated by election commissioners.

In the meantime, President Hamid Karzai is expected to hold talks with the presidential candidates on the remaining ballot boxes which have not been audited so far.