The National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) has identified thousands of Pakistanis who registered themselves as Afghan refugees for just 400 US dollars.
Chairman NADRA, Usman Yusuf Mubeen, has revealed that at least 10,000 Pakistanis turned Afghan to get the allowance of $400 as announced by the UN High Commission for refugees willing to repatriate voluntarily to their home country.
He made this revelation while briefing the Standing Committee on Interior on blocked National Identity Cards.
Senator Rehman Malik chaired the committee.
Usman Yusuf informed the Senate that these Pakistanis were identified by the system when they came to obtain CNICs, as their cards had been blocked, adding that the CNICs were blocked in five different categories of suspicious cases.
Chairman NADRA briefed the committee that till date, around one million refugees have returned to Afghanistan under the voluntary repatriation scheme
He added that each refugee received $400 as an assistance package as announced by the UN High Commission for Refugees – even for their newborns.