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Smart cards distribution begins tomorrow in Khulna

KHULNA, July 17, 2017(BSS) - The Election Commission will start the distribution of smart national identity cards in Khulna city tomorrow.

Election Commissioner Kabita Khanam is expected to inaugurate the distribution at a function as the chief guest at the conference room of Khulna deputy commissioner, said Ashiqur Rahman, communication officer of NID registration section, EC.

Election Commissioner Brg. General (Retd) Shahadat Hossain Chowdhury, parliament members Begum Monnuzan Sufian and Mizanur Rahman Mizan, Mayor of Khulna City Moniruzzaman Mony, additional secretary of EC Md Mokhlesur Rahman, Khulna divisional commissioner Md Abdus Samad, Khulna Metropolitan Police Commissioner(KMP) Humayun Kabir are expected to attend the function as special guests. Khulna deputy commissioner Md Amin ul Ahsan will preside the occasion.

The chief guest will distribute the smart card to some elite and leaders of civil society in the city at the occasion, the sources added.

Later, the EC will formally distribute smart card from July 20 at ward no-21. The card distribution will remain continue in the city and district till December, 2017.

According to Khulna EC, a total of 4, 57,344 voters of city area and around 10 lakh voters in the district will get smart cards. On October 2, 2016, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated smart card distribution at Osmani auditorium in Dhaka.