India donates indelible-ink pens for Afghan election
By Iftikhar Gilani
NEW DELHI: India has donated indelible ink to Afghanistan for use during the forthcoming presidential elections in the country. A consignment of 50,000 indelible ink marker pens was handed over by Vivek Katju, ambassador of India to Afghanistan, to Zakim Shah, chairman of Joint Electoral Management Body (JEMB), in Kabul on Tuesday.
An official spokesman of Indian External Affairs Ministry here said the marker pens supplied to Kabul were manufactured in India in accordance with the specifications given by the JEMB.
Handing over the consignment, the Indian ambassador said his country had a proud record of conducting free and fair elections. “India will be happy to share its experience and extend all cooperation to the JEMB as it proceeds with its important task of ascertaining the will of the Afghans in accordance with the provisions of the constitution of Afghanistan,” he said.