AMMAN — Prime Minister Fayez Tarawneh on Thursday tasked the Civil Status and Passports Department (CSPD) with providing all means of support to the Independent Elections Commission.
During a visit to the department and a meeting with its director general, Marwan Qteishat, Tarawneh noted that all public agencies are required to cooperate with the commission and facilitate its work under its law, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.
The premier cited the Cabinet’s decision last month to name the CSPD as the reference point for Jordanians who are not subject to the disengagement regulations instead of the Follow-up and Inspection Department.
Holders of yellow cards are allowed to reside in both Jordan and the West Bank.
The Cabinet also decided that any withdrawal or return of yellow cards must be in accordance with a decision from the Council of Ministers.
Tarawneh said the CSPD will witness a huge workload during the upcoming period because of the return of Jordanian expatriates and the issuance of the voter cards, voicing his confidence that the department’s cadres are capable of handling the pressure.
He was briefed on the department’s needs and challenges, particularly the shortage of cadres and the need for more computers.
Tarawneh also toured the CSPD and checked on the quality of services provided for citizens, Petra reported.