Army recruiting drive in Tajikistan 50% complete

Staff Report

Dushanbe -- Ten days after initiating the fall draft, the Armed Forces of Tajikistan have reached 50% of its quota.

"Based on results of the draft campaign, Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Province is leading the country with 82% of its target met, and as a whole the country has reached 50% of its target," Defence Ministry Press Secretary Faridun Makhmadalizoda reported.

Tajikistani male citizens, who have reached age 18, as well as older individuals eligible for the draft, who do not have the right to a delay or exemption, are being recruited into the Armed Services of Tajikistan to perform their compulsory military service.

The fall recruiting drive is taking place this year from October 1 to November 30.

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