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National electronic ID cards planned for Afghanistan

Posted By admin On December 13, 2010 @ 5:12 am In Featured Stories,Prison Planet | Comments Disabled

Reuters [1]
Dec 13, 2010

KABUL – War-torn Afghanistan lacks basic national infrastructure, yet on Sunday the government unveiled plans for a $100 million electronic identification system with cards to be issued to all Afghans within five years.

A chip in the wallet-size identification cards will hold a drivers’ license, vehicle registration, signature and voting registration and would aid fairer, more transparent and efficient future elections, the Ministry of Communications said.

After three decades of conflict, Afghanistan is struggling to rebuild its economy and crumbling infrastructure such as roads, electricity and water access.

A September parliamentary election was tainted by widespread allegations of fraud, including reports of fake voter identification cards and repeat voting.

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[5] Germany to roll out ID cards with embedded RFID: http://www.prisonplanet.com/germany-to-roll-out-id-cards-with-embedded-rfid.html

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[7] US ‘not winning Afghanistan war’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/us-not-winning-afghanistan-war.html

[8] Lucky Mancs could get ID cards first, Jacqui declares: http://www.prisonplanet.com/lucky-mancs-could-get-id-cards-first-jacqui-declares.html

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