CINIC’s obtained by Afghan nationals: Secy, Chairman directed to submit comments

Humayun Khan

PESHAWAR: Peshawar High Court (PHC) has directed Chairman National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA), Secretary Interior, Director General (DG) NADRA Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and other respondents to submit reply in case against obtaining of Computerized National Identity Card (CNIC’s) by Afghan nationals, on Tuesday.

The writ petition was moved by Hazart Khan Mohmand through his counsel Muhammad Isa Khan Advocate which heard by Justice Sahibzada Asadullah Khan of PHC.

The counsel for petitioner informed court that some those Afghan nationals had also been attesting documents including domiciles certificate by posing as Maliks in an illegal manner as Maliks were not allowed to do so after the merger of Federally Administrated Tribal Areas with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

The counsel informed PHC that Deputy Commissioner (DC) Mohmand had constituted Joint Investigation Team (JIT) on 9 June 2020 to inquire the issue and conclude within two months but the task had not completed so far.

The single member bench of PHC Justice Sahibzada Asadullah directed Secretary Interior, Chairman NADRA, DG Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, DC, AC’s upper and lower Mohmand to submit comments before court in the case before next hearing.