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NADRA cancels 9097 fake NICs

30 May, 2007

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ISLAMABAD: National Database and Registration Authority has cancelled 9097 fake National Identity cards and has restricted travelling abroad of those carrying two ID cards.

According to information given by NADRA to the Interior Ministry several people have made two Identity Cards and such people have been located and they have been warned to return their other fake ID card otherwise their original NIC would also be cancelled.

It is merit mentioning that people having dual NIC will be severely punished and will be arrested, as it is a crime to keep two cards.

After the warning during the past two years 12958 people have returned their second NIC.

The statistics say that so far 1368 people in the year 2007 have submitted their cards that includes 1851 from NWFP, 207 from FATA, 7436 Punjab, Sindh 2453, Balochistan 203, 293 belong from Islamabad, 18 from Northern Areas and 497 from Azad Kashmir respectively.

On the other hand, persons having two NIC cannot travel abroad and their data has been given to Airport Officials so that such cardholders are barred to travel to foreign country with fake cards.

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