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Pamir residents urge Karzai for voter cards

Pamir residents urge Karzai for voter cards

Dec 24, 2013 - 20:19

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): President Hamid Karzai on Tuesday promised a visiting delegation from northeastern Badakhshan province to ensure reconstructioninfo-icon projects were implemented in their area.

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 educationinfo-icon 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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