Members of a political movement said the use of fake identity cards in elections will open way for fraud in the upcoming elections.
Political Movement Unveils Thousands Of Fake ID Cards
A political movement which is called the Grand National Coalition of Afghanistan by its members displayed thousands of fake national identity cards and voter stickers at an event on Saturday.
Members of coalition said such an attempt will provide the ground for a widespread fraud in the upcoming elections.
Photos of government officials, influential figures and MPs were used in the fake identity cards. The photo of Jabbar Qahraman, an MP and analyst, was used for five ID cards with stickers on them.
“The identity cards include photos of dead people, photos of government officials while all have stickers on them,” said Humayun Humayun, member of the coalition’s leadership.
Members of the coalition said some employees of the Independent Election Commission have helped them in collecting the fake identity cards.
“We will use all our resources to have a transparent election otherwise there will be a need for an alternative administration to pave the ground for election reforms,” said Ahmad Zia Massoud, member of the coalition’s leadership and former special envoy for President Ashraf Ghani.
TOLOnews could not get Afghanistan's Central Civil Registration Authority’s comment on the report despite repeated attempts.
The commission said it is security agencies’ task to arrest those who commit fraud by printing fake identity cards.
“This is not our task. This is security and intelligence agencies’ task to find out who has done fraud,” said Hafizullah Hashemi, a spokesman for Independent Election Commission.
“We will not let a fraudulent election to be held because the future of our country will be damaged by it,” said Humayun.
According to the election commission, more than nine million people have registered to vote in the upcoming parliamentary and presidential elections in the country.