Nisar wants 'indiscriminate action' against NADRA officials issuing fake CNICs

Published: September 9, 2015
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Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar addresses a press conference at Punjab House in Islamabad on August 23, 2015. PHOTO: PID

Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar addresses a press conference at Punjab House in Islamabad on August 23, 2015. PHOTO: PID

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Wednesday directed ‘indiscriminate action’ against officials involved in providing fake identity cards to foreigners.

In a statement issued on Wednesday, the interior minister said the elements involved in jeopardising the country’s security should be brought to justice.

Nisar said that all elements involved in defaming NADRA do not deserve any concession.

According to NADRA spokesperson, an assistant director of the registration authority involved in issuance of fake identity card had already been arrested following directions from the interior minister.

Read: Nisar orders action against those involved in issuing fake CNICs, passports

Last month, Nisar had directed the authorities concerned to take action against those involved in issuing fake identity cards and passports.

A report shared by the Inter Services Intelligence had revealed that several top ranking officers of NADRA helped terrorists and other miscreants obtain fake national identity cards of Pakistan.

Reports suggested authorities are currently investigating officials for allegedly issuing ID cards to militants, including some linked to al Qaeda, in return for bribes as small as US$100.

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Reader Comments (5)

  • Azi
    Sep 10, 2015 - 2:04AM

    Military courts for them too I hope. How can one so actively hurt us while in an important and “trustable” position is mind boggling. Very harsh punishments please, so examples are set.Recommend

  • Yasir
    Sep 10, 2015 - 2:53AM

    All NADRA officials involved in providing fake IDs must be punished harshly and all fake ID holders must be traced and sent to prisons..Recommend

  • Sep 10, 2015 - 3:23AM

    why don’t interior minister accept his mistake of incompetence!! He is equally responsible for this corruption.Recommend

  • Tariq Nawaz
    Sep 10, 2015 - 4:08AM

    You are The Interior Minister and yourself responsible for the mess.This means your are an incapable person as everything was happening under your nose and you had no clue about it.If you have any dignity then resign.Recommend

  • S.R.H. Hashmi
    Sep 10, 2015 - 7:36AM

    Is taking legal action against corrupt NADRA officials who issue fake CNICs to terrorists and other miscreants a policy matter requiring a policy statement by the Federal Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan to set the process in motion?

    We know Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan is very fond of issuing strong statements. However, his unnecessary statements somehow create an impression that even in case of commission of serious crimes; the law enforcers are not free to initiate action unless given a go-ahead by the Federal Interior Minister.

    It is unfortunate that due to constant interference in the working of nearly all government departments, a situation has been created where those in authority hesitate in taking action against culprits fearing they might be the favourites of some higher ups.

    KarachiRecommend

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