CEO Abdullah Abdullah on Thursday visited Kandahar where he paid his respects to the family of the late provincial police chief Gen. Abdul Raziq.
Soon after his arrival, Abdullah visited Raziq’s grave where the National Unity Government leader, who was accompanied by his second deputy Mohammad Mohaqeq, were joined by elders where they paid their respects.
Raziq was assassinated last week shortly after a meeting between high-ranking provincial officials including the governor Zalmai Wesa and Resolute Support commander Gen. Austin Scott Miller.
After visiting Raziq’s grave, Abdullah spoke with elders and with Raziq’s brother Tadeen Khan, who was appointed over the weekend to take over from his brother as provincial police chief.
Abdullah’s visit comes two days ahead of the scheduled parliamentary elections in Kandahar after the process was delayed for a week in the wake of Raziq’s death.
The rest of the country voted on Saturday and Sunday – but Kandahar residents will go to the polling stations on Saturday to cast their votes.