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‘Nadra men helped TTP, al-Qaeda operatives to get Pakistani identity card’

'Nadra men helped TTP, al-Qaeda operatives to get Pakistani identity card'

Senator Faisal Sabzwari said that the banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), al-Qaeda operatives, Indian and Afghan nationals were found to have Pakistani identity cards.

PESHAWAR: Senator Faisal Sabzwari of Muttahida Qaumi Moment (MQM) Pakistan NADRA men has helped TTP, Al-Qaeda operatives to get Pakistani identity cards.

During the meeting of senate standing committee on Interior, Senator Faisal Sabzwari said that the banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), al-Qaeda operatives, Indian and Afghan nationals were found to have Pakistani identity cards.

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The report revealed that 50 to 60 per cent employees of the National Registration and Database Authority (NADRA) in Karachi are involved in corruption. According to the report, the arrested Afghan citizens had ID cards issued by NADRA in Karachi. He said that Al-Qaeda member Abdullah Baloch also obtained ID cards from NADRA more than once from NADRA office in Karachi.

According to the report, Imran Ali, an Indian citizen involved in the Safora Goth case, also had a Pakistani identity card. In the light of the report, the standing committee recommended action against those involved in the issuance of illegal and unauthorized identity cards. On this occasion, the Chairman NADRA said that the matter is being investigated, 12 officers of NADRA have been arrested and 29 have been suspended.

In July, Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui of MQM had submitted a notice in the national assembly on the issue of fake identity cards. Addressing the National Assembly, Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui had said that over 4 million people have made fake identity cards in Pakistan.  

Senator Faisal Sabzwari had said that DG FIA Sindh has revealed that 50% of NADRA officials and officers in Sindh have issued fake identity cards. In addition, Faisal Sabzwari alleged that Nadara men who made these cards should be fired, they should be exposed and the fake identity cards made should be blocked.

Ali Mohammad Khan, Parliamentary Affairs Minister, said that 4 million fake identity cards have been issued in Sindh. “According to our records, 500,000 identity cards have been issued in Karachi and more than 2.3 million in Sindh since 2018,” the minister had said.

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