Balochistan Government Initiates Action against Fake Domicile Holders


On Sunday, the provincial government took an action against fake domicile holders by suspending 400 local domicile certificates, said Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan.

The Chief Minister of Balochistan wrote in a tweet that the Mastung deputy Commissioner has annulled domiciles of 400 people who gained jobs on Balochistan’s Quota in the federal government department.

He further wrote that this is the first decision of its kind which has been taken in Balochistan for the first time.

Earlier Sindh government created a high-powered committee to investigate the issuance of supposedly fraudulent domiciles to the non-residents of the province. After this step, the Balochistan government initiated the decision of cancelling 400 domiciles.

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 In June, the committee after investigating into fake domicile scandal forwarded its report to the Chief Minister of Sindh Murad Ali Shah who declared deputy commissioners as responsible for the preparation and issuance of the fake domiciles.

The inquiry committee requires to introduce strict rules for the PRC (Permanent Residence Certificate).

It had been asked by the committee to hold an investigation over those domiciles which has been issued in the last ten years. On June 3rd, the federal government approached Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal Chairman National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to launch an investigation in the fake domiciles scandal in Sindh.

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