The National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) has started a high-level investigation against its officers for issuing CNICs to registered Afghan citizens.
A preliminary investigation found 4 officials involved in issuing quite one CNIC to 11 Afghan nationals. The officials include an Assistant Director and three others.
In December 2019, NADRA served notices to the 11 Afghan nationals to tell the authority of their stance on the matter.
However, none of the Afghan citizens showed up to clarify the matter. As a result, NADRA revoked their CNICs.
During a gathering of a senate committee in 2018, Senator Talha Mehmood revealed that NADRA had issued CNIC to Afghan intelligence personnel.
The senator claimed:
Hundreds of Tajik and Afghan citizens are issued green identity cards in Pakistan and therefore the passports of these foreigners have visas of India also .
Intelligence agencies have recovered 150 Pakistani CNICs from Tajik citizens during an operation in Lahore last year.
PM Imran Khan had announced to grant Afghan refugees Pakistani citizenship at a time when Indian PM Modi signed controversial legislation into law to strip minorities of Indian citizenship.
The Pakistani Premier might consider shelving this widely-praised decision if foreign nationals still abuse Pakistani citizenship in collusion with officialdom .