Using fake Pakistani cards, 2 Afghans win local polls
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): Two Afghan citizens, who have won local government elections on fake Pakistani identity cards, are facing investigations, a newspaper reported on Friday.
Identified as Ijaz Khan and Sohbat Khan, the Afghans contested union council polls in Pakistan’s garrison town of Rawalpindi, the Nation quoted intelligence sources as saying.
They were supported by the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf and Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz). The National Database Registration Authority (NADRA) has placed Sohbat’s name (CNIC number 37405-0821438-5) in the category of “suspect block”.
Sohbat, currently living in New Madina Town, originally belongs to Afghanistan’s southeastern Paktika province. Son of Sahib Jan, he obtained a fake CNIC by providing bogus information to NADRA.
If found guilty of feeding NADRA flawed information, the two men may be de-notified as general councilors and their CNICs blocked permanently under the relevant rules, one official indicated.
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