58,301 fake NICs in NADRA database, Interior Ministry apprises Senate

 
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ISLAMABAD, Jan 27 (TNS): An interior Ministry report presented to Senate on Saturday reveals that there are at least 58,301 fake National Identification Cards (NIC) in circulation in the country.

At least 17,438 people from Punjab, 13,870 from Sindh, 11,603 from Balochistan and 10,200 from Khyber Pukhtunkhawa hold fake identification cards, the report said.

According to the report, 816 people from Islamabad, 3,626 people from FATA, 702 people from Jammu and Khasmir and 46 people from Gilgit-Baltistan a;sp hold fake ID cards in the country.

The report also revealed that at least 3,640 foreign citizens also hold Pakistani NICs.

The Interior Ministry report said that once all fake IDs have been identified they will be cancelled.