FIA Arrests Officials and Agents for Issuing CNICs to Foreigners

Four NADRA employees and three commission agents have been arrested by Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on allegations of issuing Computerized National Identity Cards (CNICs) to foreigners and involvement in corruption.

Arrested Individuals

FIA conducted a raid on NADRA’s Mega Centre in DHA Karachi and arrested following individuals on the aforementioned allegations.

  • Senior executive Sarfaraz Ahmad
  • Senior executive Qaiser Khan
  • Junior executive Azhar Iqbal
  • Supervisor Nizamuddin
  • Saleem (Commission agent)
  • Qamar (Commission agent)
  • Raees (Commission agent)

FIA’s anti-human trafficking Circle received multiple complaints against Nadra’s staff members and officers after which they conducted their operation and arrested the accused.

As per the complaints, Nadra officials took bribes for issuing ID cards to foreign nationals. Applications for issuance of CNICs sent by foreign nationals, however, Nadra officials allegedly rejected even genuine applications by putting unnecessary objections on the applications in order to obtain bribes.

Nadra previously blocked 40,000 CNICs issued to foreign nationals of countries including citizens of Burma, China, India, Iran and Bangladesh among few others.

Read More: NADRA Has Blocked 40,000 CNICs Issued to Foreign Nationals Since 2005

This isn’t the first time that Nadra has been involved in controversy. Previously, Nadra received an intense backlash on social media for issuing CNIC to a Chinese national.

Via: Dawn

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    Nadra officials allegedly rejected even genuine applications by putting unnecessary objections on the applications in order to obtain bribes.

  • Sad on misleading reporting..the chines person belongs to family who obtained Pakistani citizenship way back in 1989 through proper channel and by law. That are chines origin Pakistani citizens who have surrendered chines nationality. We as a department condemn every kind of corruption and if any one found involved. Sturm actions are taken instead of closing eyes like other govt. Departments. Karachi event is sad and investigation is underway and action would be taken for anyone involved.

    • Sir Life Time Smart National Identity Card / SNIC kaisay banta hai ? mera pehla CNIC 2005 ma bana tha jab me 18 saal ka howa tha, 2017 ma 30 ka howa ore 30 November ko Expire ho gaya CNIC, phir me Nadra Office gaya to unho nay muje ko SNIC bana kar diya jo k 2 January 2018 say lay kar 2 January 2018 tak hai, lakin har 10 saal baad phir Renew karwana parta hai yeh to theek nahi, Sir kya ap muje ko bata saktay hain k LIFE Time matlab TA HAYAT Card kis tarah banta hai ? ab jab 2028 ma Expire hoga mera SNIC to kya me us waqt Lifetime karwa sakta hun isko ? takay Jaan choot jay baar baar Renew karwanay say…

    • me nay kuch logo k CNIC / SNIC daikhay hain jo k Life time hain jab k unki age abhi itni zaida nahi 40 say kam hai, unho nay pata nahi kaisay banwa liyay LIFE TIME CARD

    • ore waisay CNIC / SNIC har 10 saal baad Renew karwanay ka kya faida hota hai ? Sari Details to wohi Purani hoti hain, wohi DATA hota hai to phir kya faida Renew karwanay ka ? eik hi baar Life Time bana kar dain Nadra walay CNIC / SNIC takay Jaan choot jay Renew karwanay say

      • It is international practice regarding identity documents to get renewal because physical appearance and current details are obtained which was not done in old I’d card system

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