Only a day prior to the 2018 general elections, police have confiscated a large number of Computerised National Identity Cards (CNICs) in Lahore.
According to Express News, the CNICs were recovered from a dried out drainage in Shafiqabad, Lahore’s NA-125 constituency. Police took the identification cards in their possession and initiated an investigation.
Spokesperson of the National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra), all of the CNICs were valid only before 2010, saying these can’t be used in the upcoming general elections.
The database authority further said that new cards have replaced the old ones, while the voter-lists also comprises photos which are in the updated CNICs.
Nadra further said that they are contacting the police to acquire further information into the discovery. The electoral body has also started a inquiry ino the matter.
On Saturday, Nadra, on ECP’s directives, enabled holders of expired CNICs to cast vote. There are at least 106 million registered voters eligible to cast their vote on July 25.