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Afghan Refuges CNICPolice in the four districts of Rawalpindi division have been directed to launch a campaign against Afghan nationals possessing Pakistani Computerized National Identity Cards (CNICs).

Talking to Dawn, Regional Police Officer (RPO) Umer Akhter Lalika said many Afghan nationals had made CNICs by including themselves as the family members of local people.

“I have asked the police to launch a campaign and retrieve all such CNICs and get them verified from Nadra.” The RPO said the police had received information that Afghan nationals made the CNICs with the help of the local people.

“After verification from Nadra, the police will also arrest those who verified the documents of the Afghan nationals or showed them as their family members.” He said the Afghan nationals mostly lived in Shakrial, Sadiqabad, Dhoke Kala Khan, Fauji Colony, Bangash Colony, R.A. Bazaar, Adiala Road and areas around Benazir Bhutto International Airport. “A year ago, we repatriated about 200 Afghan nationals after rounding them during a campaign,” he said.

The RPO also said a report had been sent to the interior ministry about the Afghan nationals who were staying in Pakistan even after the expiry of their refugee documents.

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