*ISLAMABAD: Two former employees of National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) have been identified and subsequently booked for stealing sensitive records and data.*
The authority has nominated a former deputy chairman and a deputy director in the First Information Reports (FIRs). The complaint was lodged by Nadra HQ Chief of Staff, retired Col Tahir Maqsood Khan
The former employees were booked after incidents of thefts from Nadra Headquarters were reported to the Secretariat police in Islamabad.
The FIR states that former deputy chairman stole sensitive information and he was dismissed from the service a few months back. He also carried along some belongings of the authority, the complaint says.
Police have booked both the ex-Nadra officials under Section 380 of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC).
On June 20, the Nadra had rejected reports claiming breach in voters data as alleged by some political quarters.
Nadra issued a clarification a day after the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) wrote a letter to the authority, in which it raised the issue of a leak of voters’ data by someone in the authority to the PML-N. The ECP letter said that the breach had occurred in the computerised electoral rolls system (CERS).
Addressing a press conference in Islamabad, four director generals of the Nadra rejected the allegations. They said, “There has never been a data breach in the history of Nadra . We have never shared any citizen’s data with anyone.”
They added that in the ECP letter there was no mention of the security breach.