Rehman Malik Nadra helped in terrorists arrest

ISLAMABAD - Interior Minister Rehman Malik on Tuesday in the National Assembly said that Nadra has played a vital role in arresting 50 per cent of the criminals in the country and helped the government in facilitating IDPs. Responding to Opposition Leader Nisar Ali Khans speech he delivered a day earlier, the interior minister said that no institution has performed as Nadra performed. He said that 90,000 Afghan people were registered by Nadra but later all of their NICs were cancelled. He said that more than 200 employees of Nadra were suspended in this regard and cases were being registered against them. Talking about the comments of Nisar Ali Khan regarding chairman Nadra, he said that no one should point a finger towards a leadership of any party. The minister, however, commended the Nadra for its overall performance during the last three years. He said the authority was not only providing service to the people in the country but also to many friendly countries. Thus it is the only department which is contributing in strengthening the countrys economy, he said. He said Nadras work should be appreciated as it besides providing Computerised National Identity Cards (NICs) to the people was providing many service in law enforcement operations against terrorists and militants. The arrest of 50 per cent of the terrorists had become possible due to the information provided by the Nadra, he said. Earlier, speaking on a point of order, MNA Bahadur Khan Sehar and Khawaj Sheraz drew the attention of the House towards increasing robberies and kidnapping cases in Layyah and said that the culprits behind these incidents were taking refuge in Balochistan. MNA Ayub Shiekh pointed out that a tribal war was going on in Khanpur due to which 10 to 15 people have been killed while markets were also closed. In response, Rehman Malik assured the house that the issues related to law and order in Southern Punjab would be resolved. He said that he would discuss these issues with the Punjab Chief Minister and soon a high-level meeting would be held to chalk out a strategy for tackling these issues. Later, speaking on the point of order, Khawaja Saad Rafiq demanded of the Prime Minster to arrange a in-camera session on drone attacks as well as the governments strategy to counter them and on the release of Raymond Davis.

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