ISLAMABAD – The irregularities in National Database Registration Authority (NADRA) has surpassed all levels of departmental errors as it was revealed that according to official records, former President Pervez Musharraf is still a serving four star general of Pakistan Army.
At least one higher official in NADRA confirmed on the promise of keeping his anonymity confirmed that NADRA records show Pervez Musharraf as ‘General Pervez Musharraf’.
Source further stated that adding the service title before the original name was in fact the violation of NADRA’s own rules. “We don’t allow anyone to include title such as Dr, Engineer, Major, Nazim, Governor etc. The only titled which could be included are Nawab, Sardar, Malik and Raees etc.”
“A renewed Computerized Identity Card (CNIC) was issued to Musharraf when he was still in uniform and resuming the office of president,” source added.
When asked, the source stated “Maybe Musharraf wanted to immortalise his lifetime ‘achievement’ otherwise I don not see any significance in the act.”
Pervez Musharaf had added his professional title ‘General’ to his official name. He is still a serving general according to the record of NADRA and the expiry date of his card is mentioned as ‘Taa Hayat’ (for life).
When one senior leader and lawyer from the political party of Musharraf, All Pakistan Muslim League (APML), was approached to get a brief comment on this news he said “Lets not create another controversy. Musharraf’s personal documents were being produced in court of law many times and no one has ever pointed out anything unusual.”
NADRA works under Ministry of Interior for keeping up to date records of all nationals. It was established in 2000 by then government.
Currently, NADRA is working under an interim chairman, Imtiaz Tajwar, who actually is an additional secretary with interior division. Tajwar resumed charge as NADRA’s chairman on January 13 after Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government sacked Tariq Malik from the post.