Computerized ID cards project faces fund shortage
KABUL (Pajhwok): Rejecting claims that majority employees have been sacked, project head of computerized Identity (ID) Cards on Sunday confirmed that contracts of some staff could not be extended because of fund crunch.
Earlier, reports circulated as many as 1,000 regional and central employees of the computerized ID cards project had been fired.
But Humayun Muhtat, head of the project, said the contracts of few employees was not extended due to lack of funds and rejected the dismissal of majority of its workers.
He said 283 employees worked in the centre and 800 worked in the regional offices out of them the contract of 193 were discarded and they had to quit the job.
He said the European Union (EU) and other organizations declined their assistance by 60 percent and that was why they had to cancel the contracts of some employees.
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