Fake CNIC Holders to Be Jailed for 7 Years: Nisar

Following the death of Taliban chief Mullah Mansour in Balochistan last week, Pakistan has been in the news for wrong reasons. Particularly because of the fact that that the now-deceased Afghan Taliban supremo was traveling from Taftan, Iran to Balochistan on a Pakistani CNIC and travel documents.

A Senate-led inquiry was also ordered for the same a few days back, to ascertain the facts of the matter.

Seeing how Pakistan has admitted that the deceased was indeed Mullah Mansour, and that he possessed Pakistani documents to identify himself and travel, the Interior Ministry, under Federal Minister Chaudhary Nisar, has decided to embark on a process of re-verifying 180 million CNICs by NADRA, the national database authority.

7 Years Jail for Fake CNIC Holders

The Interior Minister Mr. Khan declared today that anyone found possessing a fake national identity card will be jailed for a period of 7 years. The warning comes in the face of revelations that many Afghan (and even locals) possess a fake CNIC in the country.

This development is particularly worrisome, as it reinforces perceptions that the National Database Authority’s system and standard operating procedures leave a lot to be desired and are open to abuse by third parties.

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The strides made in re-verification of SIMs by biometric verification systems to date has made NADRA’s task a bit easier, since fingerprint records are matched with ID cards by telcos as well.

It remains to be seen how the government can wake up to the threats posed by the compromised CNIC holders and how it can better manage the issue without inconveniencing law-abiding citizens.

For now, the issue of implementation and enforcement demands the attention of the government more than fighting money laundering charges.

Also Read: CNIC Verification of 180 Million Pakistanis in Six Months: Nisar


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  • Umar Farooq

    At least i don’t have a FAKE one! -_-

  • Ishtiaq

    And how many years fake hair holders to be jailed?

  • umer

    Mr CH Nisar Ali Khan is a true patriot a true hero of Pakistan.He have no personal agenda nor any benefit that he will get from this he is doing it because he want to see better Pakistan.He is best Interior Minister of Pakistan.

    • Lazy Sapper

      LoLL. This same d’ouche Nisar once said standing in Parliament, “whoever buys more than 10 naans at a time from a naan shop should be reported to Police”.

      • KMQ

        Na karo, waqeen aisa kaha tha Chaudry sahab ne? Kam se 15-20 Naan ki ijazat tu de dete yaar…

    • Muhammed Ovais Alam

      Paid poster/SM guy spotted.

  • waqar hussain

    Instead of arresting corrupt officials of NADRA they want public to pass through hell. Khuda ka khoof khao. Pta bhi hai k Nadra k baahir kitni lambi line hoti hai? Aam dinoon mein itni lambi line hoti hai. Aur Yakeen krein jitny nakmy nadra k ander kaam krny waaly hoty hain woh kahein bhi nahin milein gy apko. Aisa lgta hai jaisa k inka merit hi yeh rakha howa gya ho k jo jitna nakma usko utni achi post di jaye gi. Zindagy mein ab tk srf eik dafa ID card bnwaya tha aur yakeen krein k kisi azab se km nahin tha. Ab dobara usi azab se ghuzarna ho ga.

    • Timeless

      I’m sure there is some action taking place against those corrupt officials too.

  • Aon Bilal

    Fake Or Real Kia Ha Or Double I’d Card Bhi Fake Main Shamil Hon Gay
    Or Double Name I’d Card Bhi Fake Main Shamil Hain

  • Muhammed Ovais Alam

    ID card, ID card hota hai, chahay fake ho ya real ;)