1800 CNICs and Entry Registers Stolen from NADRA Office – Research Snipers

1800 CNICs and Entry Registers Stolen from NADRA Office


1800 computerised national identity cards (CNICs) and entry registers were stolen from the National Database and Registration Authority’s (Nadra) Landhi office in Karachi. The men, yet unidentified sneaked in to the office, stole the CNICs and the security guard on duty remained unaware.

At  8.30am the police and rangers were alerted about the theft. They reached the Landhi number 3.5 Nadra office, gathered evidence and started investigation. Later on, the case was registered.

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An inquiry committee has been set up for the investigation of the case. As for the CNICs stolen have been annulled.

There are a few loopholes that need to be answered. Firstly, when the staff arrived at the office, they found things scattered on the counter, CNICs missing, cabinet door left open. Now with the presence of the security guard and CCTV cameras installed in the office, how was this burglary possible?

Landhi SHO Manzoor Arain said that there are two security guards at Landhi Nadra office. One has a night shift and the other has a day shift. Both of them sit outside the office.

But it seems that the burglars used roof of the building for access and entered by removing the slabs used in the office bathroom ceiling.  They did not came from outside the office, otherwise guard would have noticed. Also the CCTV cameras installed were out of order. Thus, now an investigation has begun regarding this matter.