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Gov’t Shouldn’t ‘Impose’ Identity of an Ethnic Group on Others: Mohaqiq

(Last Updated On: February 18, 2018)

Mohammad Mohaqiq, Second Deputy to Chief Executive on Sunday said that the government should not try to “impose” identity of a particular ethnic group on other identities, insisting that the move will lead the country into crisis.

Following the criticism on issuance of new Electronic ID cards that it includes the word “Afghan” as nationality, Mohaqiq said the government makes futile moves which according to him will create dissensions among ethnic groups.  

This comes as some senior government officials have already applied for the new ID cards and their names have been entered into the database.

The Population Registration Department said that the roll out process will begin in Kabul in the future and the president will be the first person to receive his electronic ID card.

Separately, Mohammad Yunus Qanoni, First Vice to Former President Hamid Karzai said that the ousted governor Atta Mohammad Noor’s recent stand is not to topple the government but to ensure justice.

Qanoni was apparently, referring to due protest of Noor’s supporters, marching from 15 provinces with caravans to capital Kabul.

He stressed that holding a transparent and timely election is key to ease the ongoing political tensions.

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