NADRA has cancelled 9,000 Pakistani CNICs in last five years

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: In the last five year, the National Database & Registration Authority (NADRA) has cancelled approximately 9,000 Computerized National Identity Cards (NICs) which were obtained illegally by individuals posing themselves as Pakistanis, the National Assembly was informed on Friday (Pakistani CNICs).


In a written reply submitted in the House to a question raised by Pakistan People’s Party’s (PPP) Shahida Rehmani, the Minister of State for Interior Shehryar Afridi told that NADRA does not issue CNIC to any foreigner.

However, he added that if any foreigner is able to obtain the CNIC through fraudulent mean then same is cancelled after due process as given in NADRA Ordinance 2000.

It is pertinent to mention here that the former Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan used to claim that the NADRA cancelled 35,000 Pakistani CNICS, obtained legally by foreigners. However the figures submitted in the National Assembly today are much lower.

To another question by PPP’s Mussarat Rafiq Mahesar, Shehryar Afridi told that House that in the wake of recent major demolition operations conducted in Islamabad, the Capital Development Authority (CDA) has retrieved government land from adverse possession of illegal occupants/entities in following areas:

  • Green area behind Marriott Hotel.
  • Link Road occupied by Serene Hotel.
  • Commercial Plot, utilized for general car parking and labors portable by Centaurus Mall.
  • Car Show Rooms, Workshops, Service Stations etc. at Major Road, F-11/3 & 4 (Bhekha Syedan).
  • Right of Way (ROW) of Kashmir Highway, Sector G-12.
  • Nullah Korang flowing at Shahpur, Bani Gala and other catchment area.
  • Parking Area / Public Pathways in F-8 Markaz.
  • ROW of Kashmir Highway nearby Sai Mirchoo Shrine.
  • Illegal bus terminal established at loop leading from Murree Road towards IJP Road at Faizabad.
  • Farm No. 09, Orchard Scheme Murree Road.

The minister said that the retrieved commercial plots would be auctioned through competitive process in order to generate revenue for CDA. He said that an effective tree plantation will be launched in collaboration with public and private sector in line with the vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan at the land reserved for green areas and ROW.

In addition, the state minister informed that the parking areas would remain in access of all general public instead of particular employees of organization/entities.

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