After conducting the audit of over 2.5 million computerised national identity cards (CNICs) issued to aliens, the National Data Registration Authority (Nadra) Sindh discovered that 1,372 CNICs were downright suspicious, The Express Tribune reported while quoting department officials.

According to the reports, Nadra Sindh authorities have been conducting a thorough investigation on the issuance of CNICs to foreigners for some time now, during which the officials completed the audit of around 263,355 cases.

During the departmental inquiries and investigations, 1,372 CNICs were reportedly found to be completely suspicious. The investigations also revealed that 39 employees, which also included officers, have not only been sacked from Nadra but most of them were arrested and facing inquiries.

These officials and staff members from Nadra, during the course of their careers, have processed a total of 13.5 million identity cards from 2011 to 2021, some of these are considered to be suspicious.

Nadra Sindh has conducted an audit of 22.14 per cent of cards issued so far.

The media reports revealed that other domestic agencies of Pakistan, including FIA, are also investigating the alleged employees of Nadra for issuing identity cards to foreigners.

From : pk.mashable.com

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