PESHAWAR: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Tuesday arrested four National Data Base Registration Authority (NADRA) officials on charges of being involved in preparing fake Computerized Pakistani National Identity Cards (CNIC) for Afghan refugees, officials claimed.
The arrested employees include in-charge of NRC Hangu Irshad Ali, Systems Engineer Muhammad Imtiaz, DEO Sajidur Rehman and Irfan, FIA officials said.
According to the FIA’s anti-corruption officials, the captives were involved in preparing fake CNIC’s on payment of huge amount to the Afghan refugees and an inquiry was in progress against them since 2009.
After completion of the inquiry the FIA has now arrested the four on charges of preparing fake CNICs on receiving kickbacks.
FIA inspector Amjad Khan, who had made the arrest, said that the accused had been taken into custody form Hangu District and a case has been registered against them. More arrests are also expected in coming days, as the arrested accused have divulged important information, he added.