PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police have registered 1,516 cases against those holding fake Computerized National Identity Cards (CNICs), said police.
Earlier, Inspector General of Police, Nasir Khan Durrani had directed police officers to register cases against those involved in the preparation of fake CNICs.
Citing a report, KP police spokesman Riaz Ahmad told reporters that both local and foreigners had obtained 76,000 fake CNICs.
According to police, 802 cases have been filed in the provincial capital of Peshwar against fake identity cards holders, 460 cases in Mardan, 49 in Kohat, 85 in Malakand, 27 in Bannu, 49 in Hazara and 44 cases have been filed in Dera Ismail Khan.
Furthermore, 960 cases were registered against those who had attested and verified documents of the fake CNICs holders, whereas 26 cases were filed against agents involved in fake identity cards scandals.
It is a very serious matter now a days especially in KPK where a large number of foreigners particularly from Afghanistan and other Russian states used to reside in Pakistan and they have become the legal citizens of the country by making fake national identity cards.