On Friday, the National Database Registration Authority (Nadra) informed the Senate that 43 of its employees has been sacked for issuing foreigners national identity cards.
Bahramand Khan, senator of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) informed that over the period of three years, Afghan nationals have obtained Pakistani identity cards. In a senate session, Khan questioned the rapidity with which afghan nationals were acquiring identity cards.
The Interior Minister said that the cards were being to foreigners with the help of NADRA employees. Moreover, he said, that 18 ID cards are nullified, as well as 8152 people are going through the process of verification. With 43 employees being dismissed from NADRA.
Further, he said, that from 2013 to 2018 around one million cards were blocked. Adding more he said, that the national identity system in NADRA is being made reliable.
He said, that the government does not plan to propose or issue citizenship to Afghan nationals. Further, the Minister said, that the number of Afghan nationals in Karachi is uncertain.
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