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Mesharno Jirg to summon IEC, PRD officials next week

Mesharno Jirg to summon IEC, PRD officials next week

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Apr 17, 2018 - 19:43

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The Mesharano Jirgainfo-icon or upper house of the parliament on Tuesday expressed worries over the attachment of stickers on paper ID card and decided to summon officials of the Independent Election Commission (IECinfo-icon) and Population Registration Department (PRD).

The registration process as voter is underway on the bases of paper IDs and the register individual gets a sticker on his/her ID as a sign of registration.

Mohammad Hashim Alkozai, a lawmaker from Helmand province, said: “The Talibaninfo-icon have threatened common people in some districts over registering themselves as voters.”

He said no one would agree with attachment of a sticker on their ID card because the Taliban may harm them thus the process of registration had been going on with slow pace.

Gul Mohammad Rasouli, a lawmaker from Faryab province, said: “Due to the attachment of stickers on paper ID the masses don’t want to register as voters because of the Taliban’s threat.”

Senate Chairman Fazal Hadi Muslimyar agreed with existing problems in the voters’ registration process. He said: “This mechanism was earlier share with you, now the time is short and it is difficult to change the mechanism.”

He said the IEC and PRD officials have been summoned to the house for next Tuesday to provide information regarding distribution of paper IDs and elections.

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