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.