These elements had been identified during the campaign of verification of CNICs continuing for three months.
Cases have been registered against eighteen persons, eight officials have been arrested, and raids are being conducted to apprehend ten other accused.
The interior minister said no obstacle or reference will be tolerated during drive against corrupt elements.
He vowed that those selling fake CNICs will be brought to book
In the third phase, he said the elements behind making fake identity cards will be traced and punished.