KABUL - The Right and Justice party on Saturday warned if the government did not take effective measures to improve the security environment, the election process would come under threat.
Party leader and former interior minister Mohammad Hanif Atmar said in a statement the security situation was getting worse across the country, taking dozens of lives on a daily basis.
He regretted recent bloodshed in Kandahar, Kunduz, Ghazni, Helmand and Herat provinces, saying the present circumstances posed a serious threat to public safety in different parts of the country.
If insecurity across the country was not curbed, next year’s presidential and provincial council polls could be scuttled, Atmar said, urging NATO-led troops to help the government improve the security situation as soon as possible.
Atmar announced his support for the political process, asking the opposition to pay greater heed to the country’s stability and peaceful election campaign.
He went on to remark: “Together we should try to make the government realize its responsibilities for preventing possible hurdles ahead of the crucial elections in April 2014.” (Pajhwok)