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Major reshuffle of senior officers in NADRA Sindh

F.P. Report

KARACHI: Dozens of high-level officials have been transferred in major reshuffle in the National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) Sindh chapter.

The latest action was carried out by the higher authorities over serious complaints against the officials for their alleged negligence.

Four deputy directors have been changed today, just a day after strict action has been taken against 12 officers yesterday (Thursday).

According to the reports, 28 assistant directors and 14 deputy assistant directors were also replaced.

Six officials have been asked to report NADRA headquarters over the issuance of national identity cards to foreigners while six others were transferred to far-off places, sources said.

On December 6 last year, an Afghan intelligence personnel had been issued a computerized national identity card (CNIC) by National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra).

The revelation had made by Senator Talha Mehmood when the awstrucking information was shared after a meeting of the cabinet secretariat committee of the Upper House.

Briefing the media, the Senator unveiled, “Hundreds of Tajik and Afghan citizens have been issued green identity cards in Pakistan and the passports of those foreigners have visas of India as well.”

The Senate committee has handed over a list of such foreigners possessing Pakistani identity cards to the Intelligence Bureau (IB) and a report has been sought on the matter, Talha said.

“Over 150 Pakistani CNICs of Tajik citizens were recovered from Lahore which has been blocked by Nadra,” nevertheless, any proper action has not been taken by the Nadra officials thus far.