KABUL): The selection committee on Wednesday said it had recommended 15 individuals to President Hamid Karzai for choosing five of them as commissioners on the Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC).
Meshrano Jirga chairman Fazl Hadi Muslimyar, also a member of the selection commission, told reporters in Kabul 302 individuals had applied for the positions.
He said 15 of the 263 short-listed applicants, who met the conditions, were recommended to President Karzai today. They included three females.
Tribal representation has also been considered in the selection, according to Muslimyar, who said the list included five Pashtuns, four Tajiks, two Uzbeks and three Hazaras and one Turkmen.
They are Dr. Najibullah, Shujauddin Shuja, Shafiqa Muabir, Abdul Sattar Sadat, Abdul Jabbar Hameedi, Syed Azizullah Oryafar, Kazima Muhaqeq, Syed Azizullah Ulfati, Rida Azeemi, Mohammad Jawad Salehi, Abdul Ghayyur Ghayyur, Syed Farooq Omar, Amanullah Tajali, Nadir Muhseni and Pighambar Qul Doghan.
Muslimyar insisted transparency had been maintained throughout the selection process and there was no pressure on the committee.