Olympics scam: Passport department presents inquiry report, claims innocence

Report says passport office has no role in scam, Asad's pictures and thumb prints are real.


Web Desk July 26, 2012

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.

COMMENTS (13)

Hegdefunder | 8 years ago | Reply

@Cautious: Yes, that's exactly how it works here in UK ! But a million pound question is can they afford to come to court and under public scutiny? I guess not !

Cautious | 8 years ago | Reply

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”

Why not ask the Pakistani Ambassador to the UK to pick up the phone and retain UK based legal council - 15 minute phone call and some money should get your law suit filed within a day. Forming committees is done for public consumption and accomplishes nothing of substance.

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