Ghani Discusses Election With Political, Jihadi Figures
Governance and Rule of Law
Monday, 28 November 2016
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President Ashraf Ghani on Thursday met with a number of political and jihadi figures, where they discussed national issues – including the selection process of election commissioners.

According to a press release issued by the Presidential Palace, Ghani said electoral fraud will be considered as a crime based on the new election law and that it will help prevent interference in the upcoming polls in the country.

He said election is a national issue and requires consultation.

He called on the jihadi and political leaders present at the meeting to send their recommendations in this respect.

Meanwhile, Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah said no interference has been done in activities of the Election Commission's Selection Committee.

He urged political figures to come up with a coherent idea about election.

"The future election will be held in a better environment in terms of transparency if there is a cooperation from political elites in the country," he said.

According to the press release, former interior minister Mohammad Umer Daudzai; Wahidullah Sabaoon, a former jihadi leader; head of the New National Front of Afghanistan Anwarulhaq Ahadi; former education minister Farooq Wardak; Abdul Hakim Mujahid, a former jihadi leader; Qazi Mohammad Amin Waqad, a former jihadi leader; former NDS chief Amrullah Saleh, acting governor of Balkh Atta Mohammad Noor and other political and jihadi figures attended the meeting with President Ghani.