Four NADRA officials, three agents held for issuing CNICs to aliens in Karachi

FIA raids DHA mega centre, seizes fake CNICs, NADRA records, fake domiciles and local certificates


Faraz Khan November 27, 2017
FIA raids DHA mega centre, seizes fake CNICs, NADRA records, fake domiciles and local certificates. DESIGN: SUNARA NIZAM

KARACHI: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Monday conducted a raid at the National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) Mega Centre in Karachi after allegations of taking bribes and negligence.

Officials of the Anti-Human Trafficking Circle carried out the operation at the Nadra's branch located at the Defence Housing Society following claims of the office issuing CNICs to non-nationals against huge amounts and illegal gratification from others.

An FIA spokesperson said four officials of the authority were taken into custody. They have been identified as Supervisor and Approving Authority Nizammudin, Senior Executive an Data Entry Operator Qaiser Khan as well as Junior Executive Azhar Iqbal and Senior Executive Sarfaraz Ahmed.

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Three agents identified as Salim, Raees and Qamar were also arrested.

The spokesperson further said fake CNICs, freshly issued CNICs to non-nationals, Nadra records, fake domiciles and local certificates were recovered.

Moreover, a case under forgery and corruption has been registered against the accused persons.

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