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‘Fraudulent polls not acceptable to Afghans’   

AT-KABUL: A number of civil society activists and some political experts on Sunday made public their concerns for the upcoming elections, and called upon the government, and to the masses as a mentor, to ensure a credible election that is inclusive, free and fair. They also expressed their deepest concern over probably having a fraudulently elections, which is not acceptable.

“The most important pillar for running free, fair and nationwide elections, is the contribution of people, thus it is necessary for all the Afghan mass to play their part in having a transparent elections in the country,” said Political Expert Ahmadullah Naweed, urging government to run elections in accordance with the constitution and that in a best manner.

Briefing newsmen on Sunday here in Kabul, he said that discord and discrimination have been reached peak, underlining the role of tribal elders, influential figures, and social activists across the country a very much crucial in bolstering up unity.

Meanwhile, university lecturer, Mr. Jawid said elections is only way to transfer power from one elected president to another and that in a very peaceful way as we already experienced in the past.

He said political parties, media outlets, and government would play vital role in running free, fair and nationwide elections. “Noting this, it’s essential for abovementioned powers and clusters to follow their responsibility in the upcoming elections.”

In case of failure in having a free, fair and nationwide elections, all the gains achieved in the past years, would be faded away with more crisis to loom, he said.

Moreover, another speaker, Mr. Baiani, not only criticized a number of parliamentarians for being failed to fulfill their commitments, but also termed the last Wolesi Jirga election as ‘fraudulently’ which has disadvantaged penetration of real representatives into the parliament.

The upcoming elections wouldn’t be different from the previous one, he said, putting responsibility on people’s shoulder to make all-out efforts for a free and fair election.

Likewise, Mawlawi Hedayat termed disunity a fatal root to all catastrophes, which has internal and external dimensions.

Discrimination and giving more privileges to some figures based on personnel relations, is key element behind growing of disunity in the country, he said, adding, “All Afghans are equal in rights, privileges and etc….

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