Balochistan: 45,000 Employees without Verified CNICs

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Adnan Aamir
Quetta: Verification of Computerized National Identity Cards (CNICs) of employees of Balochistan Government has revealed that 45,000 employees have unverified CNICs.
National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) verified profiles of all 295,000 employees of Balochistan Government with the help of Finance Department of the province.
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Results of the verification drive show that CNICs of 249,000 employees could be verified by NADRA.  CNIC numbers of 17,341 employees are wrongly entered in the system. More than 27,000 employees have fake CNICs in their employment records.
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It was also revealed that 1,600 minors, age less than 18, are also employed by Balochistan government who technically can’t have CNICs.
Report also highlighted the fact that more than 45,000 employees who don’t have verified CNICs are still receiving salary from the provincial exchequer.
A move which is speculated to be a reaction of this revelation, multiple officials of Finance department who were instrumental in this verification process have been transferred by Government of Balochistan.
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Adnan Aamir is founder and Editor of Balochistan Voices. He also contributes for The News, The News on Sunday and Newsline Magazine amongst others as a freelancer. He has completed Chevening South Asian Journalism fellowship from the University of Westminster.