ISLAMABAD (APP): Wali Muhammad : Startling Facts about the mysterious character
Regarding the passport obtained from the area, the Interior Minister said the passport belonged to a person named Wali Muhammad . The very person had applied for manual identification card in 2001 and computerized one in 2002 whereas he applied for a passport for the first time in 2005 and got renewed in 2011-12.
Nisar said intelligence agencies gave him information about the identity of the card holder and his Afghan identity on basis of which it was cancelled along with 24,000 others. It was also directed to cancel passports of these fake card holders.
He said his name was not forwarded by National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) for cancellation of his passport as there might be some flaws in the system. However, improvement had been made in recent years in NADRA and Passport Department, he added.
The country, he added, suffered heavily if there was corruption in such vital institutions.
Answering a question, he asked, "Why does a man become a threat for the US when he is in Pakistan, why he was not regarded as a threat when he was in his own or other country?" If the US policy was to be followed, there would be a law of jungle in this world, he added.
Giving statistics related to Computerized National Identity Cards (CNICs) that were cancelled on account of security concerns ever since he assumed office as Interior Minister, Nisar said in 2011 only 26 CNICs were cancelled, 493 in 2012, 6062 in 2013, 22,361 in 2014, 96,689 in 2015 and 111,540 CNICs during first five months of this year.
He said 614 employees of NADRA had been sacked for their involvement in corruption while 65 were also arrested.
Similarly, he said during 2010-2012 only 361 passports were cancelled against 29,000 during last two and a half years.
Giving further details, he said Wali Muhammad had shown himself to be a resident of Qila Abdullah. His CNIC was attested by two persons, who had now denied.
He said his passport was verified by DCO Hafiz Tahir and Naib Tehsildar Rafiq Tareen. The FIA had been instructed to arrest them or question them on which ground they had verified the passport of Wali Muhammad .
Nisar disclosed that during previous round of talks in Murree it was under consideration that Kabul should be declared a conflict free zone but talks were sabotaged after the news about the death of Mullah Omar .
He said, "Dialogue is the only way forward for peace. No one has bigger stakes for peace than Pakistan and Afghanistan."
Replying to a question, Nisar said the US had not shared any anything about the strike with Pakistan rather the latter was informed after seven hours of the incident.