NADRA blocks 10,000 CNICs of Pakistanis who registered as Afghan refugees


The National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) recently blocked the Computerised National Identity Cards (CNICs) of more than 10,000 Pakistanis who registered themselves as Afghan refugees.

It was reported that the refugees are entitled to $400 by the UN High Commission for Refugees for “returning to their homeland under a voluntary repatriation scheme”.

Furthermore, “NADRA has tracked cases of fake identities through its system when the people who had registered themselves as Afghan refugees came to obtain their CNICs and took action by blocking their national identity cards”.

Following this, some people have contacted different courts after their CNIC’s were blocked.