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President orders e-ID cards rollout within days

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Dec 15, 2017 - 15:54
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani has ordered the Population Registration Department to get ready for issuing electronic identity cards within coming days, an official says.
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Existing ID cards to be used in upcoming polls: IEC

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Dec 06, 2017 - 18:46
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Wednesday said the existing National Identity Card (Tazkera) would be used to identify and register voters for the upcoming elections.
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Technically ready to issue e-ID cards: Telcom Ministry

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Dec 02, 2017 - 22:00
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Telecommunications and Information Technology (MCIT) on Saturday said necessary preliminary measures regarding the provision of computerized identity cards have been taken.
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Agreement signed on distributing ID cards to eligible voters

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Nov 27, 2017 - 12:01
کابل (پژواک، ٥ ليندۍ ٩٦): د ټاکنو خپلواک کمېسیون او د نفوسو د احوال د ثبت مرکزي ادارې تر منځ د همکارۍ هوکړه لیک لاسلیک شو.
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“Islam” and “Afghan” in ID cards our red line: Kabul rally

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Nov 08, 2017 - 18:35
KABUL (Pajhwok): Hundreds of people on Wednesday staged a protest demonstration in central capital Kabul, demanding words “Afghan” and “Islam” to be mentioned in the computerized identity cards. The protestors included members of Afghanistan Milli...
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Elders warn of protests over decree rejection

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Nov 05, 2017 - 17:51
KABUL (Pajhwok): A large number of tribal elders from the east, southeast and central parts of the country condemned the rejection of a presidential decree seeking amendments to the population census law by the Wolesi Jirga. Last week, the Wolesi...
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Abdullah, Danish to supervise distribution of e-ID cards

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May 15, 2017 - 15:23
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani has issued a decree, tasking the second vice-president and the chief executive officer (CEO) with supervising the distribution of electronic identity cards (e-tazkiras).
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Pakistan misusing Afghan ID cards, allege lawmakers

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Oct 18, 2015 - 20:30
KABUL (Pajhwok): Some Meshrano Jirga members on Sunday alleged Pakistani intelligence agencies used Afghan national identity cards to enter terrorists into Afghanistan.
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1,000 e-ID card distributors placed on suspension

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Sep 30, 2015 - 10:35
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Interior (MoI) has suspended around 1,000 workers charged with distribution of computerised national identity cards, an official said on Wednesday. The employees were placed on suspension on Tuesday in compliance...
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Delayed ID cards against national interest: MPs

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Sep 12, 2015 - 20:00
KABUL (Pajhwok): Some Wolesi Jirga or lower house members on Saturday said if the Population Registration Act had any problems, the government should come up with amendments, but should not allow anybody to disunite the Afghans.
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Protests over controversial e-ID cards continue

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Sep 12, 2015 - 15:57
MAZAR-I-SHARIF/ASADABAD (Pajhwok): Like some other provinces, residents of northern Balkh and eastern Kunar provinces also staged rallies on Saturday to push for adding the word “Afghan” to the biometric national identity cards. In Balkh, thousands...
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Heratis warn of roadblocks over “Afghan” in e-ID cards

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Sep 10, 2015 - 18:10
HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): Some residents on Thursday staged a protest rally in western Herat province and warned of blocking the main highway if word “Afghan” was not mentioned in the electronic ID cards. After the Population Registration bill was...
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ID cards issue should not divide Afghans: MPs

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Sep 08, 2015 - 19:46
KABUL (Pajhwok): Mentioning or not mentioning word “Afghan” in the new electronic ID cards should not divide the Afghans, senators said on Tuesday. After the parliament approved the Census Law last year, some lawmakers, civil society activists and...
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Hundreds rally in Paktia over e-ID cards issue

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Sep 02, 2015 - 18:59
GARDEZ (Pajhwok): Hundreds of residents on Wednesday rallied in southeastern Paktia province demanding the word “Afghan” to be mentioned in the biometric national identity cards.
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Cabinet decision on ID cards unchanged: CEO

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Aug 30, 2015 - 22:42
KABUL (Pajhwok): Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah Abdullah on Sunday said the Council of Ministers decision about the issuance of electronic identity cards remained unchanged and would be implemented.
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‘ID cards sans word Afghan not acceptable’

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Aug 18, 2015 - 21:31
FARAH CITY (Pajhwok): Some civil society activists in western Farah province on Tuesday warned of not accepting the electronic identity cards (ID) if religion and nationality were not mentioned in the documents.
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Balkh civil society activists split over ID cards issue

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Jun 28, 2015 - 15:53
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): Civil society activists in northern Balkh province on Sunday asked the central government to start issuing computerized national identity cards to the people without further delay, which some activists linked to the 2014...
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Computerized ID cards project faces fund shortage

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Jun 21, 2015 - 16:58
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.
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