The names of the candidates were removed after a special commission reviewed the complaints against the candidates for having links with the irresponsible armed groups and individuals.
The candidates removed from the list include Mohibullah, Ahmad Shah Shams, and Amanullah Hotaki from southern Uruzgan province.
Abdul Rahman Shaeedani has been removed from the list of candidates who was due to contest from Bamyan while Fawzia Koofi, Maryam Koofi, Mohammad Nabi Bayan, and Abdul Samad Abdul Hameed have been removed from the list of the contestants from Badakhshan.
Asadullah Sharifi has been removed from the contestants’ list from Balkh while Syed Jafar Naderi, Asadullah Islamzoi and Hayatulalh Wafa have been from Baghlan.
Ghulam Haidar Jilani adn Noor Ahmad Sikandar have been removed from the list of contestants from Parwan while Allah Mir and Nawid Ibrahim Khel have been removed from Paktia along with Bashir Qanet and Asadullah Ayoub who were due to contest in the elections on behalf of Takhar.
The other contestants, whose names have been removed from the list, include Liaqullah Babar Khel and Jabar Jabar Khel from Khost, Masooma Khawari and Mohammad Asif Azimi together with Raees Khairullah from Samang.
The commission has also removed the names of Sakhi Nawid who was due to contest from Faryab, Qais Hassan, Mawlavi Tara Khel, Syed Daud Naderi, Sedaqat Zahid, Zia Ul Haq Amar Khel, Ehsanullah Atif, Shir Ali Ahmadzai and Zardad Faryadi from Kabul.
Shaista Baz Naseri has been removed from the list of candidates from Kunduz with Akbar Stanikzai from Logar and Jawid Zaman from Nangarhar.