The chairman of Pakistan’s National Database Registration Authority (Nadra) has admitted that some of the organization’s staff are involved in the issuance of fake Computerized National Identity Cards (CNICs).
Lieutenant General Munir Afsar made the revelation while addressing the Senate Committee on Interior, which was taking up the issue of fake CNICs, the availability of citizens’ family data on the black market, and the issuance of multiple SIMs on a single CNIC, which are being used in illegal activities.
The Nadra chief told lawmakers that around 84 officials had been suspended so far. However, he admitted that employees often escape punishment because there is no law against privacy violations.
The Senate panel recommended modern measures to address these issues.
The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), in collaboration with the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), arrested five agents of a mobile phone company franchisee in Peshawar for issuing illegal SIMs against Afghan passports.PTA arrests five people for issuing illegal SIMs to Afghans