PESHAWAR - Residents of Gulbahar area of Peshawar have complained that the National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra), Gulbahar centre, staffers are not properly paying heed to their miseries, as, according to them, illiterate people are being deceived by taking extra money for issuance of urgent identity cards to them.

Reliable sources told TheNation that some Nadra staffers in both Gulbahar and Hayatabad branches of Nadra were secretly engaged in providing illegal identity cards to Afghan refugees. They said the actual customers were being treated with delaying tactics. A man, desiring not to be named, told this scribe that he deposited money for getting issued urgent card, he did not receive his card despite passage of a month. He said despite the presence of birth certificate people are being sent to judicial complex for making stamp paper.  Several people have complained that they come there on 2nd and thirds day for completion of his work as the sluggish attitude of the staffers have tortured him severely. He maintained that most of the time the people waiting in long queues while the employees disappeared from their counters for long time, which impede the smooth working of the department.

A person Saddam Hussain said that several agents are working in the limits of NADRA building who demanding handsome amount for urgent Identity card, due to the delaying the process, the people are ultimately spending a lot of money to get their identity cards. 

The people having old age are also not safe with the atrocities of NADRA as they complained that they have no Nikah Nama as in early age there were no concept of written document during marriages.

They said that from where we search the name of those who had read out Nikah in 60 years back.

The resident of Peshawar and surrounding areas has appealed to Governor Barrister Masood Kausar and Chief Minister Ameer Haider Khan Hoti to take action against the corrupt employees in Nadra and increased NADRA registration centers in Peshawar for the early addressing of the problems facing to the masses.

They also demanded of the government to suspend the immoral staff of Gul Bahar NADRA Center and appoint new staff to speed up the process of registration.

It is worth mentioned here that few months’ back an employees of NADRA from Landi Kotal has been terminated from his post when he was proven guilty in provision of illegal Identity cards to Afghan refugees.