Provincial Council Elections

KABUL (PAN): Zabihullah Nuristani, who is running as an independent candidate in the August 20 presidential race, attributes insecurity to excessive poverty and economic constrains confronting the nation. "If I win in the elections, I will grant 25 acres of land to each poor family during the first year of my tenure as president in order to dry up the roots of insecurity," Nuristani told Pajhwok Afghan News in an interview. He believed most of the people had taken arms due to economic problems which was the major reason behind the prevailing insecurity in the country.

KABUL (PAN): Muhammad Akbar Orya, a presidential candidate, has promised to implement the Constitution in letter and spirit if he wins the August 20 vote.

MEHTARLAM, (PAN): Four voters including a woman were wounded in separate rebel attacks in Alishing district of eastern Laghman province, officials said Thursday.

ASADABAD (Pajhwok): Five people were wounded when a mortar shell fell in front of the provincial council office in Asadabad, the capital of eastern Kunar province, on Wednesday.
Jamaluddin, the council’s deputy chief, told Pajhwok Afghan News the mortar shell had been fired by the militants from Watapur district at around 12.30pm.
Four visitors and a provincial council member’s son were injured in the incident. Asadabad Civil Hospital Director Dr. Farooq Sahak confirmed receiving the injured.


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