The Gorno Badakhshan Autonomous Region, or GBAO, has announced fulfillment of its spring conscription campaign target the day before the start of the military draft.    

The GBAO authorities announced fulfillment of the region’s spring conscription campaign target today morning, while the military draft is starting just today.

Gholib Niyatbekov, a spokesman for GBAO governor, says the region has overfulfilled its spring conscription campaign by 2.5 percent.

According to him, Darvoz district fulfilled its spring conscription campaign target by 114 percent; Murgab district – by 110 percent, Vanj district – by 102 percent, and Rushan, Shugnan, Roshtqala and Ishkashim districts as well as the city of Khorog fulfilled their spring conscription campaign targets by 100 percent each.  

“The farewell ceremony for drafted youth will take place in Khorog today and GBAO governor Alisher Mirzonabot will attend it,” Niyatbekov said.  

It is to be noted that last year, the GBAO fulfilled its spring conscription campaign target in one day.

The spring conscription campaign is carried out from April 1 through May, and the draft affects able-bodied male citizens in the age bracket of 18 years old to 27 years old who are not members of the armed forces reserve.

The two-month-long effort seeking to enlist young men aged 18-27 for the one- or two-year compulsory military service takes place twice a year, in the spring and in the autumn.\

Young Tajiks can avoid or postpone military service if they are ill, studying at university, an only son, or if they have two children.

Tajikistan’s armed forces consist of Ground Forces, Mobile Forces (paratroopers of the armed forces of Tajikistan), Air Force and Air Defense Force.