Objectionable votes will be dispatched to Nadra for verification through thumbprints. – File photo
An image of Pakistani CNIC. – File Photo

PESHAWAR: Four National Data Base Registration Authority (NADRA) officials arrested Tuesday on charges of preparing fake Computerized Pakistani National Identity Cards (CNIC) for Afghan refugees, officials said.

Officials of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) said the arrested employees include in-charge of NRC Hangu Irshad Ali, Systems Engineer Muhammad Imtiaz, DEO Sajidur Rehman and Irfan.

The accused were involved in preparing fake CNIC’s on payment of huge amount to the Afghan refugees and an inquiry was in progress against them since 2009, said the FIA’s anti-corruption officials.

After completion of the inquiry the FIA has now arrested the four on charges of preparing fake CNICs on receiving kickbacks.

FIA inspector Amjad Khan, who had made the arrest, told Dawn.Com that the accused had been arrested form Hangu District and a case has been registered against them.

He added that more arrests are also expected in coming days, as the arrested accused have divulged important information.

Meanwhile in a major development, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has reshuffled some top police officers of the province.

According to the transfer orders, Dr Suleman has been made DIG Special Branch, DIG Tariq Javed posted as DIG (E&I), Muhammad Yamin Khan as DIG (Operations) while Muhammad Iqbal has been posted as DIG headquarters.