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Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, the leader of the Reform and Partnership team during his visit to Paktia Province: "Today, our fate will be changed not with a gun but with a vote"!
 
Paktia Province was the first province that Dr. Abdullah Abdullah visited during the second round of the presidential election and he introduced his team and his programs to the inhabitants of this province.
During this trip, Dr. Zalmay Rasul, the two running mates, Engineer Mohammad Khan and Haji Mohammad Mohaqeq, Sayyed Ishaaq Gilani from Gulagha Sherzai's team, Hashmatullah Mujadedi and a group of MPs and religious scholars accompanied Dr. Abdullah Abdullah. 
 
the leader of this inclusive and national team told the people of this province that necessary services and needs have not been delivered to them. Additionally, he stated that the new government under his leadership will boast reconstruction and will build dams, universities and will provide new jobs for the unemployed and new opportunities for students to study abroad. 
 
He stressed how he will serve all of Afghanistan and that he will not accept any sort of discrimination towards any province and he believes in a sovereign and united Afghanistan. 
 
Furthermore, he said that security should be provided by our armed forces during the run-off and that this is a priority for the Reform and Partnership team. In addition, he condemned all sorts of racism, regionalism and sectarianism and told the people that the enemies of this inclusive and all encompassing team is trying to damage our true image with these rhetorical statements but fortunately they have failed to achieve anything. 
 
At the end of this rally, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah encouraged everyone to participate and vote during this round of the election and promised that they will not regret their choice if they vote for him. 
5/24/2014
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