After the National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) cleared itself of all allegations in the UK passport scam, the Passport and Immigration Department also presented its inquiry report on Wednesday.
The report claimed that the passport office had no role in the scam. It added that Mohammad Ali Asad – the man who claimed to have acquired a Pakistani passport on someone else’s particulars – had come to the office himself to get his passport.
Asad’s pictures and thumb prints are real and the data of the passport office and Nadra is also the same, the inquiry report claimed.
Mubashir Tirmizi, the assistant director at Garden Town, Lahore passport office, who was earlier arrested was also released.
Meanwhile, the interior ministry formulated a committee to send a legal notice to The Sun seeking Rs10 billion in damages for publishing a “fake story”. Sources said that the committee will comprise of legal experts and representatives from the interior ministry and the law ministry.
The notice is likely to be sent by next week.