ISLAMABAD: We trust Pakistan’s passport issuance system and the National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA), said British High Commissioner to Pakistan Adam Thomson on Thursday.
Commenting on the recent passport scam claim by the British tabloid The Sun at Islamabad Press Club, Thomson said that sneaking into an Olympics squad through illegal means is impossible.
“We are satisfied with the passport issuance system of Pakistan and Nadra,” he said, adding that no country is free of defects.
The Sun had earlier claimed to have broken into a crime ring which was issuing fake passports and visas, giving potential terrorists a chance to sneak into Britain along with Pakistan’s Olympic delegation.
Responding to those who wish to acquire a British passport, Thomson said interested Pakistanis should not seek help of unofficial agents. “The system in place at the British embassy is very simple and it can be contacted for assistance,” he said.
The British High Commissioner also mentioned that around 4,000 people tried to get the British passport through fake documents last year but were caught.