KP moves to ‘block’ around 60,000 suspected CNICs amid expulsion of illegal foreigners

As per the official document, complex cases should not be referred back till the recommendation of the relevant DLC/DICC

Afghan refugees arrive in trucks and cars to cross the Pakistan-Afghanistan border in Chaman on October 31, 2023.  - AFP
Afghan refugees arrive in trucks and cars to cross the Pakistan-Afghanistan border in Chaman on October 31, 2023. – AFP
  • KP Home Department asks Nadra to block fake Afghan cards.
  • Mapping of 9,720 illegal refugees completed in Peshawar.
  • The repatriation of illegal Afghan immigrants continues.

PESHAWAR: Amid the ongoing crackdown against illegal immigrants, the caretaker government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) has decided to block over 58,000 doubtful Computerized National Identity Cards (CNICs) by the National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra). It was revealed on Tuesday.

This decision was taken during the meeting of the Provincial Steering Committee on Repatriation of Illegal Foreigners held on November 17.

“The status of complex cases like intermarriage [inter country marriages]POR/ACC/Fake and Block CNICs discussed in detail,” read the minutes of the meeting, available here. geo news,

It was decided in the meeting that all the Deputy Commissioners would call a meeting on this matter within five days.

“Complicated cases should not be sent back until the recommendation of the concerned DLC [district liaison committee]“Nadra implementation took place after DICC.”

Sources further said that the KP Home Department wrote a letter to Nadra asking the department to block fake proof of registration and Afghan cards.

Moreover, the concerned authorities have completed the mapping process of 9,720 illegal refugees in Peshawar.

It would be appropriate to mention here that the repatriation of illegal foreign nationals including Afghans is ongoing.

Thousands of Afghans are returning to their homeland on a daily basis through the Chaman and Torkham borders, thanking Pakistan for its generosity.

Besides other measures for the dignified return of Afghans to their country, transit camps equipped with facilities have been set up in various districts for their temporary accommodation.

It would be relevant to mention here that 2,292 more illegal Afghan citizens returned to their country yesterday in 231 vehicles. So far 240,175 Afghans have been brought back to Afghanistan.

The federal interim government had announced in October that all illegal immigrants must leave Pakistan by November 1 or face forced expulsion.

After the deadline, authorities initiated action against illegal foreigners to deport them back to their respective countries. The rationale behind the expulsion was the increase in terrorism, with Afghans involved in most of the suicide bombings.

International human rights organizations have expressed concern over the forced evictions and have asked Pakistan to reverse its decision, however, the government stands by its decision.

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