The Jamiat Islami party led by Salahuddin Rabbani and Ata Mohammad Noor declared its final stance regarding the roll-out of the electronic National Identity Cards (e-NIC) by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani.

The party says the roll out of the electronic ID cards by the Presidential Palace is not appropriate due to the pending controversies in its contents.

According to a statement released by Jamiat Islami, the country is on the verge of holding the parliamentary and district councils elections and needs security and unity more than anything else.

The statement further adds that the roll out of the electronic ID cards with the pending controversies will distract people from voter registration and will harm the elections process.

The party believes that there is no need to specify the nationality of identity card holders since the title of the identity card “Identity Card of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan” is enough to specify the nationality of the ID holder and has been approved and passed in 1393 law.

Jamiat Islami also claims that the majority of the lawmakers in the Lower House of the Parliament emphasize that the contents of the electronic ID cards are illegal and oppose with its roll out.

The statement also adds that the recent move by ARG Palace is illegal, controversial, and only the enemies of Afghanistan will benefit from it, a move which is not acceptable to Jamiat Islami.