The Pakistani government has ordered NADRA, the country’s national identity database, to cancel the identity cards of 12,500 Afghans found to be in possession of fake Pakistani passports.
This decision comes after a recent discovery of 12,000 fake Pakistani passports among Afghans in Saudi Arabia. The government has formed a committee to investigate the matter, and the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has identified 5,500 Afghans as having received their identity cards from Quetta and Peshawar, while 593 received their cards from Islamabad.
The government has now taken decisive action, ordering the cancellation of identity cards for all 12,500 Afghans holding fake Pakistani passports. The FIA has also indicated that the passports and identity cards of these individuals will be confiscated. This move is aimed at addressing the issue of fraudulent documentation and maintaining the integrity of Pakistan’s identification processes.