Indian national possessing Pakistani CNIC held in Islamabad

Rustam Sadhua is the brother-in-law of member National Assembly Asfandyar Bhandara


Our Correspondent February 18, 2016
Rustam Sadhua was arrested under Foreign Act after his application for pre-arrest bail was rejected by a court. DESIGN: SUNARA NIZAMI

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) arrested on Thursday an Indian citizen accused of using fraudulent means to acquire Pakistani nationality.

Rustam Sadhua was apprehended under the Foreign Act after his application for pre-arrest bail was rejected by a court, an FIA statement said.

Sadhua is the brother-in-law of MNA Asfandyar Bhandara, who arrived in the country in 1982, later obtaining the identity card, added the statement.

Nisar wants 'indiscriminate action' against NADRA officials issuing fake CNICs

Bhandara, when contacted, rather expressed satisfaction at Sadhua’s arrest, saying he had himself complained against the accused.

The MNA said he had publicly disassociated himself from Sadhua, warning about maintaining any sort of contact with him.

Bhandara hoped the arrest will help reveal more acts of fraud Sadhua may have been involved in.

An intelligence report in December last year suggested that at least two Indian families acquired Pakistani citizenship through corruption, and by outsmarting officials at the registration authority.

COMMENTS (5)

Nam Khan | 5 years ago | Reply Can you Sir Ch Nisar as home minister can get the law makers together, get the law changed to, any official of NDRA is found issuing Pakistani ID card to a none Pakistani, punishment will be 10 years in prison.we hear every day new story about ID cards being issued to Afghans , Indians. We you are not going to do it because you don't know your job, but do your best.
Sodomite | 5 years ago | Reply It proves that Passport Cell and NADRA are too corrupt to maintain sanctity of Pakistani documents. These 2 departments should be privatized and they will efficiently managed and remove corruption from the system. .
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