Mullah Akhtar Mansoor was not issued Pakistani ID card and Passport
The Minister of Interior of Pakistan Ahsan Iqbal has said the Pakistani passport and National Identity Card were not issued to the ex-Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansoor.
The minister on Wednesday informed the Senate in this regard through a written reply to the lawmakers.
In his letter to the Senate, the minister has reportedly said that contrary to media reports that Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Mansoor had been carrying a Pakistan passport and National Identity Card (NIC) — it had emerged that the card had actually been issued to a man named Muhammad Wali, son of Shah Muhammad.
The minister has further added that three officials from National Database and Registration Authority have been handed a major punishment as a departmental inquiry against the officials of the department completed regarding the issuance of the fake cards.
However, a Pakistani Senator Farhatullah Babar was not satisfied that action had only been taken against lower-level Nadra employees.
Mullah Mansoor was killed in an airstrike on 21st May last year as he was travelling in a vehicle with a Pakistani passport.
He was believed to be more adept at managing money and was on his way back from a visit to Iran when he was targeted by the US forces in Afghanistan with an aerial strike.