Afghan applicants expressed criticism over the rising of electronic ID cards, saying that they have been asked to pay 500 Afs per one ID.
They also urged the Islamic Emirate to reduce the price.
The price of one ID card has increased from 300 to 500 Afs.
“The people of Afghanistan cannot afford ID cards at this price. We call on the Islamic Emirate to bring the price of Tazkiras to 100 Afs, which it was during the Republic time,” said Subhanallah, an applicant.
“The Tazkira should be less because some of the families are between eight to nine people. They cannot afford this Tazkira,” said Rasul, an applicant.
This comes as the National Statistics and Information Authority said that the prices have increased due to a surge in operational expenses.
“Based on a new decision of the National Statistic and Information Authority, the price of the electronic ID increased from 300 to 500 Afs. The main reason for this is the rise in service costs and the expense of carbonite cards in the international markets,” said Mohammad Haleem Rafi, a spokesman for the NSIA.
Based on the NSIA, between 14,000 to 15,000 ID cards are distributed each day across the country and a total of 3.8 million ID cards were distributed after the Islamic Emirate swept into power.