Pamir residents urge Karzai for voter cards
A statement from the President Palace said President Karzai met with elders and development council chiefs from the Pamir area of Wakhan district and listened to their demands.
The elders urged Karzai to issue them the new national identity cards and voter registration cards so they could take part in the next year’s elections.
The elders also called for food items to be distributed to poor families in Pamir and their youth sent abroad for higher education against scholarships.
In response, the president said a minister would be assigned with implementing development projects in Pamir area, saying the Cabinet would discuss projects like roads, healthcare services and education facilities for them in next meeting.
The president also directed the authorities concerned to help Pamir residents participate in the April elections and ensure they were issued identity and voter cards.
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