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December 11, 2018
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Closing IEC offices against democracy and society, VP Danesh

KABUL: Addressing a ceremony to mark Hussaini Ashura in the ministry of higher education, Second Vice President Sarwar Danesh reacted on closing Independent Elections Commission (IEC) provincial offices and remarks made by a number of Wolesi Jirga members on cancelation or reviewingUS-Afghanistan Bilateral Security Agreement, Bakhtar News Agency (BNA) reported on Tuesday.

According to VP Danesh press office to BNA, on closing IEC provincial offices, VP Danesh said, “I frankly say that closing IEC provincial offices is a move against public reconciliation, violating people’s basic rights and ‘Vain meddling against democracy and society’s destiny.”

He stressed if elections and voting doors are closed before people, all peaceful ways of life would be closed, adding our political figures should not make effort to turn us back and interrupt the country’s development and stability, the agency added.

This is while recently, a number of IEC provincial offices have been closed by political parties.

VP Danesh said, “Elections is not a government phenomenon, but is a national process which plays role in people’s destiny and any kind of interruption in the respect is a betray to the nation.”

Reacting on the government opposition’s demands and steps, he said everyone was allowed to protest and criticize and the government would hear all criticizes.

On Wolesi Jirga members’ remarks on cancelation or reviewing US-Afghanistan BSA, he said we actually didn’t know that these people understand the ongoing challenges, security and economic factors their complex against the government has persuade them to hand over the country to its enemies.

According to him, based on  constitution, when a Wolesi Jirga member votes, he/she should judge according to the Afghan people high interests.

He added as Wolesi Jirga approves the country’s national budget and it knows all capacities and security as well as economic vacuums, it doesn’t seem good it would ignore national interests due to political competitions.

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