Pajhwok Services

Photo Service

SMS News Service

Pajhwok combines its expertise and experience in news reporting with a telecom firm and thus reach a wider audience in an 
effective way.

To subscribe: 
English News Update : Send 83 to 824
Dari News Update : Send 84 to 824
Pashto News Update : Send 85 to 824

Election Coverage

Special Mining Page

Media Release Service

Addvertise With Pajhwok

Pajhwok Mobile App

Daily Newsletter

Language
Sending Time (GMT / Kabul time)

Suggest a Story

Pajhwok is interested in your story suggestions. Please tell us your thoughts by clicking here.

IEC deputy heads, secretary given extensions illegally

Archive

IEC deputy heads, secretary given extensions illegally

By
On
Dec 01, 2017 - 07:24

KABUL (Pajhwok): The services of Independent Election Commission (IEC) deputy heads and secretary have been extended for a year in violation of the relevant law.

Under the election law, the IEC chairman is appointed for a five-year period while each of the two deputy chairmen and secretary will have one-year tenure.

In line with Article 11 of the law, the commission’s deputy heads and secretary completed their tenures on 28 Nov 2017, Commissioners should have voted in new elections. 

The poll panel recently said in a statement that the election date had been announced but one commissioner was yet to be nominated.

Given the sensitive situation it was in, the IEC argued, it had allowed the three officials to continue in their positions till a new member was named.

Within 20 days of the commissioner’s nomination, the panel promised holding internal elections. It urged the president to nominate the IEC member.

Meanwhile, an IEC official told Pajhwok Afghan News that all activities of the commission would be illegal as long as the panel’s administrative board was not elected.

The three officials were allowed to continue on the recommendation of Vice-President Sarwar Danish, he said on condition of anonymity. The proposal had no legal basis, he concluded.

mud

Tags: