'NADRA officials issued Pakistani CNICs to Indian families after receiving bribes'

Ali Zain 10:14 AM | 18 Dec, 2015
'NADRA officials issued Pakistani CNICs to Indian families after receiving bribes'
ISLAMABAD (News Desk) - Just three days after Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan told National Assembly of Pakistan that National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) blocked as many as 136,981 illegal CNICs since 2011, a report of country's premier intelligence agency Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) has revealed that at least two Indian families acquired Pakistani identity cards after bribing the NADRA officials.

According to a report published in Express Tribune, the card were issued by NADRA, which claims to be world's largest and safest citizen data cloud, against bribes ranging from Rs10,000 to Rs20,000. The officials involved in the scam include middle level NADRA officials and some military personnel as well.

"Disciplinary proceedings against 256 NADRA officials were currently underway while more than 116 employees of the authority have already been fired from service," Federal Minister stated on December 14 while confirming that most of the fake CNICs were issued to Afghan nationals and citizens of middle eastern countries.


Disclosing details about two Indian families who got Pakistani CNICs, the joint findings of ISI and NADRA's Vigilance Cell said that fakes identity cards were issued in 2004 and both families continued living inside Pakistan till they were traced in 2014.

"Seven members of Khanu Khan's family had come to Pakistan on temporary visit visa on April 27, 1998, their stay permit expired on May 22,1998. After the expiry of visa the family silently disappeared from Rahimyar Khan city of Southern Punjab to Mirpur Khas city of SIndh where they were successful in getting fake CNICs in 2004 under new names."

"Khanu changed his name as Ali Muhammad and got CINC number 31302-9980252-9 while his wife Huran Mai 31302-9202224-4 and a son and four daughters Kamal Khan, Kamali Mai, Mahran Mai,  Chakmal Mai and Sardaran Mai gor citizenship on CNICs 31301-9107608-5, 31301-9756017-6, 31301-9755162-6, 31302-7484972-0, 31302-1898311-4 respectively."

Another Indian family of Kamal Khan also got fake CINCs through agent mafia that control majority of NADRA offices to run their shady business.

The NADRA officials initially marked Kamal's family as suspected however later they were granted identity cards. Their inquiry report confirmed them as Indian nationals however the case is still pending with NADRA.


Ali Zain
Ali Zain

Ali Zain is a member of the staff at Daily Pakistan Global. He earned BS Communication Studies degree from University of the Punjab. His thesis titled "Cultural Continuity and Mass Media: An analysis of leading online newspapers ...


Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal rates on March 20, 2023

KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on March 20, 2023 (Monday).

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 282.7 285.7
Euro EUR 299.5 302.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 341.5 345
U.A.E Dirham AED 77.25 78
Saudi Riyal SAR 75.2 76
Australian Dollar AUD 186 188.4
Bahrain Dinar BHD 753.69 761.69
Canadian Dollar CAD 204 206.2
China Yuan CNY 41.09 41.49
Danish Krone DKK 40.41 40.81
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.1 36.45
Indian Rupee INR 3.43 3.54
Japanese Yen JPY 2.6 2.11
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 922.9 931.9
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 62.99 63.59
New Zealand Dollar NZD 174.91 176.91
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.69 26.99
Omani Riyal OMR 735.95 743.95
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 77.37 78.08
Singapore Dollar SGD 206 208
Swedish Korona SEK 26.97 27.27
Swiss Franc CHF 304.79 307.29
Thai Bhat THB 8.24 8.39

Today's gold rates in Pakistan – 20 March 2023

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 208,200 on Monday.The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs178,500.  

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs163,624 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 190,849.  

Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 208200 PKR 2390
Karachi PKR 208200 PKR 2390
Islamabad PKR 208200 PKR 2390
Peshawar PKR 208200 PKR 2390
Quetta PKR 208200 PKR 2390
Sialkot PKR 208200 PKR 2390
Attock PKR 208200 PKR 2390
Gujranwala PKR 208200 PKR 2390
Jehlum PKR 208200 PKR 2390
Multan PKR 208200 PKR 2390
Bahawalpur PKR 208200 PKR 2390
Gujrat PKR 208200 PKR 2390
Nawabshah PKR 208200 PKR 2390
Chakwal PKR 208200 PKR 2390
Hyderabad PKR 208200 PKR 2390
Nowshehra PKR 208200 PKR 2390
Sargodha PKR 208200 PKR 2390
Faisalabad PKR 208200 PKR 2390
Mirpur PKR 208200 PKR 2390


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