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136 NADRA officials suspended over fake CNICs issue: Tariq Malik

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ISLAMABAD: Chairman National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) Tariq Mlik on Monday said 136 employees have been suspended over issuing fake CNICs.

As many as 10 Iranians who illegally entered Pakistan obtained CNICs with connivance of National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) officials.

Chairman NADRA said that these people had illegally obtained ID cards between 2013 and June 2021.

The NADRA had implemented a revised registration policy a few weeks ago to curb such activities in the new policy. Strict measures have been taken to curb such practices.

Tariq Malik aid that some employees who helped in obtaining illegal identity cards have been sacked and further investigations are underway against those who helped Iranians obtain identity cards.

The process of accountability in NADRA has started from the leadership level.

Last month, Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) had registered a case against two officials of NADRA and a foreign national over illegal issuance of CNIC to a foreign national.

According to FIA Sindh spokesman, FIA Anti Human Trafficking Cell Karachi had registered a case against NADRA’s deputy superintendent Ghulam Ali Babar, deputy assistant director Ghulam Muhammad Shah and a foreign national Muhammad Moin.

Muhammad Moin, a foreign national, with the connivance of NADRA officials tempered the facts on NADRA registration form and succeeded in obtaining Computerized National Identity Card (CNIC).

Moin’s name was enlisted wrongfully in a family tree of a citizen who denied having such person in family. The case was registered on a written complaint of NADRA officers.