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Nadra denies sharing voters’ data with PML-N

ISLAMABAD: The National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) has rejected reports claiming breach in voters data as alleged by some political quarters.

Nadra issued a clarification a day after the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) wrote a letter to the authority, in which it raised the issue of a leak of voters’ data by someone in the authority to the PML-N. The ECP letter said that the breach had occurred in the computerised electoral rolls system (CERS).

Addressing a press conference in Islamabad, four director generals of the Nadra rejected the allegations. They said, “There has never been a data breach in the history of Nadra. We have never shared any citizen’s data with anyone.”

Nadra chairman, however, was not present during the presser.

They added that in the ECP letter there was no mention of the security breach.

Earlier in the day, a Nadra official told a state-run radio service that some data had been shared with media persons under the Right to Information law. However, he stressed that the information was not related to electoral rolls, and did not contain any personal data.

Meanwhile, chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Imran Khan has decided to file a petition against the chairman National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) for allegedly leaking crucial information to the PML-N.

Imran had directed PTI leader and senior lawyer Babar Awan to prepare a petition in this regard with the ECP. The petition will demand removal of Chairman Nadra Usman Mobin.

This should be noted that the PTI has already written to Chief Election Commissioner Sardar Raza for removal of Mobin from his post.



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