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Pakistan ID cards remove ghost voters, target poor for aid


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A citizen is photographed during registration for the government identity card at the National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) office in Islamabad November 14, 2012. 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 card. Picture taken on November 14, 2012. REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood