QUETTA: Caretaker Balochistan Information Minister Jan Achakzai disclosed on Sunday that NADRA has blocked 2,700 fake passports in Chagai, Quetta, and Taftan. He announced the formation of a special team to address fake Computerised National Identity Cards (CNICs) in Balochistan, with over 200,000 fake CNICs already blocked.
Achakzai mentioned that the total number of illegal immigrants in Pakistan stands at around 1.7 million, expressing optimism that the deportation of one million illegal foreigners would be completed by January of the next year.
During a news conference at the Deputy Commissioner’s Office, the minister expressed concern about the protection given to Tehreek-e–Taliban Pakistan in Afghanistan, considering it a troubling development globally.
Regarding the conviction of two former servicemen for inciting mutiny, Achakzai stated that the operation against anti-state elements has been initiated. Major (retd) Adil Farooq Raja received a 14-year imprisonment sentence with hard labor, while Captain (retd) Haider Raza Mehdi was sentenced to 12 years imprisonment.
The minister emphasized that, following their conviction under the Pakistan Army Act, they could no longer use the army’s name. He asserted that this action reflects a determination to hold accountable anyone cooperating with foreign agencies worldwide.
Achakzai also urged the governments of Canada and the UK to take strict action against the convicted individuals, alleging that they were agents of India who betrayed their motherland and the martyrs of the country.