ISLAMABAD (APP): National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) has detected 48,331 fake Computerized National Identity Cards (CNICs) during ongoing re-verification campaign.
The province-wise break showed that 9390 fake/suspicious CNICs were detected in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK), 2,820 in Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), 15,806 in Punjab, 10,238 in Sindh, 8,350 in Balochistan, 905 in Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT), 27 in Gilgit Baltistan (GB) and 795 such CNICs were detected in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).
A data issued by Interior Division on Friday revealed that 18 NADRA employees have been found involved in processing such CNICs and cases of NADRA employees have been referred to Federal Investigation Agency (FIA).
Till first week of December, NADRA verified 95.026 million CNICs under ongoing re-verification drive.
During the drive, 3,630 aliens have voluntarily returned their Pakistani identities. Over 66,000 intruders have been identified so far as a result of 14 million SMS sent by NADRA to family heads across Pakistan.
The six-month national security related CNIC re-verification drive is due to be completed within scheduled time.
Minister for Interior, Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan had expressed satisfaction over completion of herculean task and overwhelming response received from public and directed NADRA to put in place a permanent and ongoing mechanism for re-verification of CNICs that should continue throughout the year to block chances of any alien getting Pakistani identity through illegal means.