According to a report published in a section of the press, a number of officials including at least six military personnel holding key positions at NADRA’s Karachi office have been involved in issuing false CNICs to terrorists and giving them a Pakistani identity. The picture painted in the report makes one wonder how it is possible to cheat the whole chain of command, including senior officers. It is not rocket science to make a small computer program to let a CNIC holder check through NADRA’s web page to know his/her family members. If something wrong found there, alert the authorities, then and there.


Islamabad, August 13.