After scrapping the decision to stamp copies of voters identity cards, the Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Thursday said the voter registration process will continue based on voters’ original national identity card (Tazkira).
A week ago, the election commission said that people could use a copy of their Tazkira to get registered with sticker attached on it instead of original identity card.
The decision was taken apparently to address concerns of the people that the Taliban might target those attending to vote by identifying IEC stickers fixed on their ID cards.
However, the decision was scrapped after drawing criticism that it would pave the ground for fraud in the upcoming parliamentary and district council elections.
“Every citizens who have sticker attached on their identity cards could address their security concerns and get duplicate Tazkira at population registration department,” Maliha Hassan, a member of the IEC said.