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Afghan citizens issued with Pakistani identity cards

Afghan citizens issued with Pakistani identity cards

Apr 18, 2018 - 12:54

PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): A large number of Afghans living in Sindh province have been issued with Pakistani identity cards, claims a legislator.

A resolution moved in the Sindh Assembly on Tuesday denounced the National Database Registration Authority (NADRA) for issuing the identity documents to aliens.

Opposition lawmaker Nusrat Seher Abbasi moved the resolution, which claimed theAfghans and other foreign immigrants had become registered voters/

Some of them had even become councilors and union council chairmen, she claimed, alleging that even a foreign militant commander had been granted a CNIC.

Afghan and Burmese citizens in Sindh were being issued CNICs without due verification of their citizenship status, she charged.

She claimed computerised national identity cards (CNICs)had been issued to 500,000 illegal immigrants living in the province.

The assembly unanimously passed the private resolution against the continuous and unchecked issuance of CNICs to illegal foreign immigrants.



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