NADRA reject allegations of leakage of voters data for general election


ISLAMABAD:  The National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) on Tuesday rejected the allegation of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) for leakage of voter’s data.

Talking to media here at Islamabad the entire four directors general rejected the allegation that they have no affiliation to any political party and they were no give any data of voters to anyone.

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) had alleged that NADRA officials had shared details of voters with “unrelated persons”.

According to DG NADRA Zulfiqar Ali, an internal email was shown on television by a private channel. “The email was not linked to data leakage,” he said.

Ali further said the press conference was not in response to a political statement by any party. “Ever since NADRA was established, data has not bee leaked,” he said.

He informed that the authority is audited every year and has been praised by the Supreme Court. Ali stated that false accusations have been levelled near the election time in the past and it is being done now.

A NADRA official had earlier today denied the data leakage accusation, reiterating the data of voters was ‘completely safe.’ They had stressed the possibility of sharing voters’ data with unrelated persons did not exist.

The official had further said NADRA had responded to the ECP about the accusation in an earlier meeting in the first week of June, adding that a verbal response had been given to ECP.

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