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CNICs For Afghan Immigrants: Two NADRA Officials Receive 21 Year Imprisonment Sentences

Quetta – Special anti-corruption court in Quetta has sentenced two employees of National Database Registration Authority (NADRA) Kashmore office 21 years behind bars, on Wednesday.

Court headed by Judge Munir Ahmad Marri found deputy manager NADRA Manzoor Osto and Data entry operator Allah Baksh guilty of issuing illegal Computerized National Identity Cards (CNICs) to Afghan refugees in Quetta. Both culprits worked in NADRA Kashmore office.

Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) arrested these two NADRA officials along with two agents during a raid at a home in western bypass areas of Quetta where the CNICs were issued.

Two agents named Wail Muhammad and Muhammad Baqir were also found guilty in this crime and sentenced for 17 years each. Court also fined two NADRA official and two agents with amounts of 100,000 and 80,000 respectively.

Earlier this year, three other NADRA officials were awarded imprisonment sentences by accountability court in Quetta for issuing CNICs to afghan immigrants.

Arrested NADRA officials have confessed to have issued illegal CNICs to half a million Afghan refugee families in Pakistan.

Different political parties in Balochistan such as Balochistan National Party, Kakar Jamhoori Party and other small groups have demanded cancellation of CNICs to afghan refugees in Balochistan.

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Published in The Balochistan Point on March 26, 2015

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