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Helmandis reject new ID cards over nationality box omission

Helmandis reject new ID cards over nationality box omission

Aug 21, 2015 - 16:15

LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): A number of tribal elders, youth and civil societyinfo-icon activists in southern Helmand on Friday demanded President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani direct the department concerned to mention the word “Afghan” in computerised national identity cards.

Abdul Rashid Nasari, head of Afghan Millat Party, told the gathering that if the word “Afghan” was not mentioned in the policy paper then they would launch countrywide protest.

Eng. Mohammad Zarif, a tribal elder, said: “Without mentioning the word Afghan means that we don’t have any identity.”

He accused some high officials for taking benefits from other states to avoid using word “Afghan” but he did not name any specific official. 

“We have voted in favor of President Ghani without getting any financial benefits or designation but we can’t compromise on identity and we are ready for any every sacrifice to keep our identity intact,” he added.

Agha Mohammad Qureshi, a civil society activist, said that the word “Afghan” should be mentioned in the constitution of Afghanistaninfo-icon.

Article 4 of the constitution says that national sovereignty is linked to nationality in Afghanistan which can be implemented by a person or his/her representative.

Afghan nationality is for all those who have Afghanistan nationality and word ‘Afghan” is implemented on every Afghanistan nationality holder.

A statement from the Presidential Palace had stated last week that distribution of Computerized Identity Card would be started on trial basis.



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