12,000 pakistani passports recovered from afghan nationals in saudi arabia passport scandal unveiled
Saudi authorities have found 12,000 Pakistani passports with Afghan people, and it’s a big problem. Some people are making fake papers for illegal migrants, especially Afghans.
The Saudi government told the Pakistani embassy in Riyadh about this discovery. The director-general of the Immigration and Passports Directorate, Mustafa Kazi, and the Federal Investigation Agency started an investigation.
They caught a person named Umar Javed in Lahore for making fake passports. They also arrested a former officer and a current grade-15 officer of the Passport Directorate. They found out that Afghan people got Pakistani passports with fake identity cards.
Mustafa Kazi, who is new in his job, is working with the FIA to catch the people making fake passports.
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The Pakistani envoy in Saudi Arabia didn’t want to talk about this issue. But an interior ministry official, who didn’t want to be named, said they are investigating everything carefully and checking the data from the National Database Registration Authority (Nadra).
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The head of Nadra, Lieutenant General Munir Afsar, told senators that some of their staff made fake Computerized National Identity Cards (CNICs). These fake IDs are a big problem because they are sold on the black market and used for illegal things. They have suspended around 84 officials because of this. The Senate committee said they need new rules to deal with these problems.