Victory | Mother’s name to be printed on Afghanistan’s National ID cards

The bill still needs legislative consent and signing into law by the President of Afghanistan.

The Afghan government has announced that citizens will soon have their mothers’ names written along with their fathers’ on their national identity cards.

Women Empowerment

The South Asian country has made major amendments to empowering women during the two decades since the fall of the Taliban. Millions of girls attend educational institutes all over the country, and women hold high-level government jobs.

However, activists say misogyny supported by patriarchy still runs deep, due to the Taliban’s oppression of women during their rule.

Decades of war in Afghanistan have left the country with a large number of war-time widows. In a situation like this, women still struggle to declare themselves as legal custodians of their children in government offices or to make trade transactions in their own names without a man’s presence.

Legislative Consent

The Afghan cabinet’s legal committee directed by the Vice President, Sarwar Danish, said a proposal to change the registration law to include the mother’s name on the CNIC had been approved in a meeting on Tuesday. Besides, the bill still needs legislative consent and signing into law by the President of Afghanistan.

A government official, Mohamed Hedayat, said, “The amendment would change the definition of identity. The new identity would include the person’s name, last name, father’s name, mother’s name, and birth date. However, in the old system, the mother’s name was not part of the identity.”

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  • اگر بچوں کے نام کے ساتھ شناختی کارڈ پر ماں کا نام نہیں تو پھر وہ بچے کہاں سے پیدا ہوتے ہیں لہذا والدین دونوں ماں اور باپ سے شخصیتی پہچان ہوتی ہے کمال کی بات ہے کہ آج تک ایک ایسا قانون جس میں ماں کا نام استعمال نہیں ہوا وہ قانون کیسے چلتا رہا

    ہر انسان کا جہاں باپ ہوتا ہے وہاں ماں بھی ہوتی ہے اچھی بات ہے کہ ماں کا نام شامل کیا جائے

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