How UK agency stole Pakistan's NADRA entire database

How UK agency stole Pakistan's NADRA entire database

Pakistan NADRA database was hacked and stolen by the United Kingdom and the United States, WikiLeaks revealed earlier and has again reiterated it's stance after the denial from the concerned agencies.

WikiLeaks, in connection with the recently leaked National Security Agency report leak, has shared its old revelation again that the United States and the United Kingdom had “stolen” Pakistani citizens’ identification records.

“We discovered a cable in 2009 from the US Embassy in Islamabad… Prime Minister [Yousaf Raza] Gilani and Interior Minister [Rehman] Malik offered to share National Database Registration Authority (NADRA) [records],” Julian Assange, the founder of the whistleblowing organisation, had informed Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan while interviewing the latter in 2013.

Assange claimed that a front company, the International Identity Services, was set up in the UK and hired as consultants for NADRA to “squirrel out data for all of Pakistan”. 

“It seems to me that that is a theft of some national treasure of Pakistan, the entire Pakistani database registry of its people,” he said.