People from different walks of life in northern Takhar province on Wednesday lauded the role of Afghan forces in maintain tight security during Saturday’s elections.
At a meeting, attended by senior security officials, civil society organisations, women’s rights activists and journalists, participants commended Afghan forces’ sacrifice.
Governor Abdul Latif Ibrahimi expressed satisfaction with the security environment that also boosted the morale of Afghan forces. He particularly appreciated policewomen’s role during the ballot.
Razam Ara Hawash, provincial women’s affairs director, said security forces had demonstrated valour by thwarting several sabotage plans on Election Day.
Col. Abdul Hanan Qatghani, the provincial police chief, said credit for conducting peaceful polls went to the country’s security forces.
The participants presented security officials with bouquets for adopting tight measures. Similar gatherings have been held in other parts of the country as well, including Kabul.