ENTIKHABAT 97: Fake IDs And Stickers Discussed
Independent Election Commission (IEC) officials said on Sunday that about 60 voter register books have gone missing in six provinces.
This came a day after political parties displayed thousands of fake IDs and books of stickers for voter cards.
In response to the expose, the IEC held a press conference on Sunday and officials said that the registers, that have disappeared – each containing the names of 600 registered voters - have either been stolen by thieves or seized by armed opponents.
Officials said a number of registers had been burned in Ghazni, Paktia, Nangarhar and Takhar provinces. In addition, the IEC has reportedly removed 25 questionable registers from their data base.
On Saturday the Grand National Coalition of Afghanistan displayed thousands of fake national identity cards and voter stickers at an event in Kabul, saying issues such as this will pave the way for widespread fraud in the elections.
In this episode host Masoud Malik discusses the topic with the following guests:
Mohammad Yousof Rashid, Fair Election Forum of Afghanistan (FEFA) Chief Executive
Asif Ashna, political analyst
Kubra Rezaie, deputy spokesperson of IEC
Fazl Rahman Oria, spokesman for National Coalition party