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Abdullah calls for postponement in distribution of e-ID cards

16 Feb 2018 - 08:23
16 Feb 2018 - 08:23

KABUL (Pajhwok): Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dr. Abdullah Abdullah on Friday said the electronic National Identity Cards (e-NICs) was a national issue and it needed more discussions and precision.

Some officials on Thursday said that President Ashraf Ghani, Second Vice President Mohammad Sarwar Danish and First Lady Bibi Gul have completed biometric process and registration form for obtaining E-NICs.

However, a statement from the CEO received by Pajhwok Afghan News, said the E-NICs was a major national issue and it needed further discussions and precision, and involvement of national consensus and public agreement.

“CEO demands postponement into the distribution of E-NICs in order to seek views from national consensus and prevent further differences on this issue,” the source said.

CEO would discuss this important issue in a meeting with the president next Saturday, the statement said, adding that the E-NICs distribution and problems towards it should be talked on state-level.

Some government officials earlier told Pajhwok that distribution of E-NICs would formally start next week.

The sources said that 60 officials including ministers, governors and political figures would take part in a process in which serial numbers for their e-NIC would be awarded.



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