Illegal immigrants: NADRA issues hundreds of CNICs to Afghan nationals

50 employees suspended for preparing cards for Rs10,000 to Rs20,000.

Sarfaraz Memon October 27, 2011

SUKKUR: About 50 National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) employees were suspended after they were suspected of issuing hundreds of computerised national identity cards (CNIC) to Afghan nationals.

On Thursday, a six-member NADRA and Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) team launched an inquiry at NADRA’s office in Kandhkot.

The inquiry was ordered after the federal interior ministry and Sindh home ministry took notice of the matter. The NADRA and FIA team that reached Kandhkot on Thursday comprises NADRA’s Sukkur Deputy Manager HR Hassan Mehdi, Technical Manager Mustafa Panhwar, Shikarpur Verification Deputy Manager Asia Pathan, Sukkur System Engineer Owais Memon. The names of FIA officials were not disclosed.

Ashiq Soomro, Allah Bux Golo, Sultan Suhriyani, Farman Dahar, Shabbir Daudpoto, Akbar Mirani are among the employees suspended. They are from Kandhkot, Kashmore, Thull, Jacobabad, Shikarpur, Dadu, Qazi Ahmed, Sukkur, Sanghar, Daharki among others.

They were allegedly involved in preparing and issuing CNIC to hundreds of Afghan nationals and charging them Rs10,000 to Rs20,000. NADRA Sukkur General Manager Colonel Khalid Alizai was not available to comment.

Published in The Express Tribune, October 28th, 2011.


Padre Escabor | 9 years ago | Reply

Finally etribune mentions worth me commenting.

When a pakistan lives illegally anywhere outside pakistan and if he gets caught he gets deported . Pakistan is the only country in the world where anyone can come and get a passport or ID card all they need is money .

Nadra needs to locate and deport all those afghanis who are living in pakistan illegally. Zia-ul-haq screwed us so bad after Russia afghanistan war that pakistan now hold millions of afghanis who r now pakistan ..even they need to be deported they are the reasons we have so much fundamentalism growing in pakistan .. Afghan Pak border is not a border of international country ..anyone can come n go in and out of pakistan without any visa . I personally know afgahnis families who live in lahore and go back to kabul once every 6 months and all they have is Nadra ID's ..WTF is that do they enter afghanistan and how do they enter back into pakistan . where is the international is our immigration doing ...this is not a way to stop terrrorist entering pakistan.

All this shows that nobody wants pakistan to get better ...seal our borders ...and deport all afghanis.

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