Pakistan ID cards remove ghost voters, target poor for aid




 
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Pakistan ID cards remove ghost voters, target poor for aid
 
November 23rd, 2012  
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Pakistan ID cards remove ghost voters, target poor for aid
ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Elderly men wait patiently, carefully combing their hennaed beards, while a guitar-playing student entertains the long queue of Pakistanis lined-up to be photographed, fingerprinted and questioned inside a crowded office in the capital Islamabad. This is the unlikely setting for possibly one of Pakistan's few success stories - a massive increase in citizens signing up for government identity cards. Such things rarely top the agenda of a deeply unpopular government, crippled by daily power cuts, a Taliban insurgency and massive corruption. ...




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