Addressing his supporters in Mazar-e-Sharif, the capital of northern Balkh province, on Thursday presidential candidate Zalami Rassoul declared that his government would combat corruption and land-grabbing if elected. Rassoul also emphasized on creating job opportunities to facilitate the development of the youth.
"Land grabbing and corruption are two major issues in Balkh," Rassoul said. " In our government, no one would be superior than the law. Our team can and will seriously combat these issues."
Furthermore, Rassoul pledged to work on the expansion and growth of trade and transit if he were to win the election.
"Trade and transit are significant for Afghanistan's future," Rassoul said. "We will ensure that Afghanistan's trade reaches the international trade standards. Our government will spend the money received from Hairatan Port for the development of Balkh province."
As Afghanistan nears presidential and provincial council elections, presidential candidates continue to campaign their political platforms to the voting public and supporters.