Afghan president holds Pakistani identity card

Chagai district council lashes out at the level of corruption that plagues NADRA


Mohammad Zafar August 05, 2015
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani. PHOTO: FILE

QUETTA: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani holds a Pakistani identity card, a local government official revealed on Tuesday.

District Council Chairman Malik Dilmurad Hasni stunned the entire house during a meeting of the local body in Chagai when he revealed that Afghan President Ashraf Ghani holds a Pakistani identity card.

Hasni also presented a copy of the identity document issued by the National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) during the meeting.  He claimed that the legendary Afghan freedom fighter Ahmad Shah Massoud also possessed a Pakistani identity document.

Startled by the revelations, members of the district council lashed out at the level of corruption that has plagued NADRA, a federal agency tasked to manage the registration database of citizens in the country.

Members were also told that a number of Afghan nationals were elected as members during the local government polls in the province last year. They blamed local committee members for the irregularities during the electoral exercise.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 5th, 2015.

COMMENTS (34)

Atomant | 6 years ago | Reply @pops: I think you will find that the majority of people on welfare are white and English. YouTube benefit Britain and be amazed! Ta ta now.
globalobserver | 6 years ago | Reply @Ayesha: "As far as Pakistan’s intention to covert it as a 5th province, you sound quite stupid, as we already have couple of provinces we can not manage." As for being stupid, you should blame Zia ul Haq and not me. He was the one who openly stated that Afghanistan will be made into the fifth province of Pakistan. Ever since, Pakistan has pursued this policy by interfering in Afghan affairs and propping up its puppet regimes their. The still current idea of strategic depth in Afghanistan is euphemism for conquering Afghanistan as Pakistan's fifth province.
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