A total of 37 NADRA Registration Centres (NRCs)/Citizen Facilitation Centers (CFCs) are operational in newly merged districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa with a total of 268 employees including 224 males and 44 females.
Seven Mobile Registration Vans (MRVs) are attached with newly merged districts while one Mobile Registration Van (MRV) is allocated for each district.
The National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) issues CNICs to Pakistani Nationals only. However, due to presence of a large number of illegal immigrants throughout the Country, NADRA has to be extra vigilant to encounter the menace of non-nationals’ inclusion in database while ensuring that only genuine citizens should be registered. In the past, a few non-nationals succeeded in obtaining CNICs by providing fake documents of through connivance of NADRA employees.
However, CNICs of such non-nationals are digitally impounded/cancelled as and when reported.
It is pertinent to mention here that digitally impounding of CNICs is currently stopped on the directions of the Islamabad High Court (IHC).
During last three years, 181 CNICs/issued to non-nationals, have been cancelled by NADRA. However, cases of 8152 individuals are under process of national status verification.
Moreover, NADRA has initiated inquiries against employees involved in the illegal processing. During the period from July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022, 279 inquiries have been initiated as per E&D Rules 2020 and 43 employees have been terminated/dismissed/removed from service.
Note: The above information was shared with the Senate on August 18, 2022 by the Minister for Interior Rana Sana Ullah Khan.