ISLAMABAD: On Wednesday, the Ministry of Interior issued a directive aimed at commencing legal proceedings against Afghan nationals. These Afghan nationals had been apprehended in Saudi Arabia for their possession of fake Pakistani passports and identity cards.
The pertinent authorities decided to take action by issuing notices to a total of 12,500 Afghans. These notices were a crucial step in addressing the issue at hand.
Sources from within the FIA revealed that a considerable portion of the fake Pakistani identity cards, numbering 593 in total, had been illicitly issued from Islamabad.
Moreover, a substantial number, totaling 5,500, were discovered to have originated from Quetta and Peshawar. This information underscored the widespread nature of the problem and the urgent need for intervention.
NADRA authorities took swift and official action against Afghan nationals who were found in possession of these forged Pakistani passports and national identity cards.
NADRA issued explicit and special instructions to the relevant authorities across multiple centers, in major cities.
Simultaneously, the Afghan nationals who had been apprehended in Saudi Arabia with these counterfeit Pakistani passports and identity cards faced immediate consequences. Their fraudulent documents were subjected to cancellation and confiscation.