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Baghlan: NSIA issues over 46,000 CNICs in 9 months

Baghlan: NSIA issues over 46,000 CNICs in 9 months

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9 Aug 2022 - 14:53
Baghlan: NSIA issues over 46,000 CNICs in 9 months
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9 Aug 2022 - 14:53

PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): Over 46,000 computerised national identity cards (CNICs) have been distributed in northern Baghlan province in the past nine months, an official said on Tuesday.

The National Statistics and Information Authority (NSIA) director said people had realised the importance of CNICs and the number of applicants was rising with each passing day.

Maulvi Gul Rahman Rahmani told Pajhwok Afghan News NSIA’s head office in Kabul faced a shortage of raw materials.

Currently, he added, they were registering applicants, taking their biometrics and doing paperwork. Once the issue of the raw material shortage was addressed, he hoped, applicants would get their CNICs soon.

He reckoned the Baghlan NSIA office had issued 46,500 e-ID cards in the last nine months and sent about 42,000 more for printing.

According to Rahmani, the provincial CNIC office collects three million afghanis monthly in revenue.

Mohammad Nazir, a resident of the province, called the CNIC an important document. That was why he applied for getting the cards for himself and his family.

He remarked: “CNIC is undoubtedly very important, but the process to get it takes months.”

Mirza Khan, who was issued with the identity document after a long wait, said: “I’m happy. I got my CNIC after six months. I want the government to simplify the procedure.”

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