Kabul (October 21, 2018): Hundreds of Afghan polling centres opened Sunday for a second day of voting in a chaotic legislative election marred by deadly violence and technical glitches that have eroded its credibility.
Around three million people defied the threat of militant attacks to cast their ballot in the long-delayed poll on Saturday, official figures showed, but many polling sites opened several hours late or not at all.
The Independent Election Commission (IEC), which has been lambasted for its chaotic organisation of the vote that is more three years late, said 401 polling centres would open Sunday until 5:00 pm (1230 GMT).Nearly nine million voters registered for the parliamentary election, the third since the fall of the Taliban in 2001.
Earlier, Pakistan-Afghanistan border at Torkham was reopened for all sorts of traffic on Sunday, while Chaman border is still closed.
The border was remained closed for two-day due to parliamentary elections in Afghanistan.
Pakistan had closed friendship gates on Pak-Afghan border crossing points at Chaman and Torkham closed for Friday and Sunday. The crossing points were closed on the Afghan request due to elections in the country.