The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) detained three more suspects on Wednesday in connection with the issue of fraudulent identification cards to foreign people.

The FIA’s anti-human trafficking ring apprehended three suspects, including a National Database Registration Office official. “The detained NADRA worker is data entry operator Musa Abbasi,” according to FIA authorities.

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Mairaj, another convicted, works as an agent who helps foreigners get identification cards. According to FIA officers, the third culprit, Ameen, was reportedly involved in acquiring the CNIC in collusion with NADRA workers using forged papers.

As per authorities, the arrested agent wanted 30,000 rupees as incentive money from Ameen.

The FIA’s investigating officer previously stated that two additional NADRA workers had been detained on accusations of issuing fraudulent computerized national identity cards (CNICs) to national and international people.

In two instances linked to the phoney CNICs issue, the secret agency’s anti-human trafficking unit made ten convictions.

The FIA investigator has made two additional arrests, bringing the total number of men detained in similar situations to 13.

Two NADRA assistant directors and a superintendent were detained, as well as an agent and six Afghan residents who were reportedly involved in obtaining CNICs. Furthermore, the detained males comprised three members of the same family.

Afghans, Bengalis, Burmese, and other foreign nationalities are among those who obtained Pakistani CNICs illegally.

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It was revealed that certain nationals and foreigners were granted Pakistani CNICs by NADRA personnel in exchange for payments ranging from Rs8,000 to Rs200,000, whilst some nationals were able to get CNICs with false names besides their genuine national identity cards.

Furthermore, Al-Qaeda, Baloch, and Sindhi extremists have obtained forged Pakistani CNICs from NADRA employees.

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