Paktia youth warn against sabotaging e-NICs process

(MENAFN- Pajhwok Afghan News) KABUL (Pajhwok): The Youth Jirga from Loya Paktia has thrown its weight behind the issuance of electronic National Identity Cards (e-NICs) and demanded legal action against those trying to sabotage the national process.

Abdul Hakem Safi, head of the Youth Loya Jirga, told reporters in Kabul that if issued e-NICs would help reduce crimes, ensure transparent elections.

He warned powerful individuals against derailing the ID card process for reaching their nefarious designs in Afghanistan.€

Safi called e-NICs distribution a national process and remarked those trying to halt the process was in fact committing treason and should be tried under the law.

€œI don€™t know why some political figures are against the word €˜Afghan€™ to be mentioned in e-NICs at a time when the country€™s supreme law has already removed all doubts about it in the article four,€ Safi wondered.

Obaidullah Zadran, deputy head of the Jirga, said all legal procedure of the electronic ID cards process had been completed and no issue existed in the distribution of e-NICs.

He asked the government not to allow anyone to disrupt the e-NICs distribution process and said most of the major issues would be resolved if the process launched.

But Chief Executive Officer CEO Abdullah has demanded a halt to the e-NICs issuance saying the process needed more deliberation and discussion before being commenced.


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