People queue up in front of NADRA office in Sadda to get their identity cards. - Photo by Anwar Shah

SADDA, 14 July: The people of Sadda area of Kurram Agency are facing many difficulties in obtaining their identity cards due to mismanagement at the local NADRA office.

The local people told TNN that they had been visiting the Sadda NADRA office for the last many days and wait in queues for several hours to obtain their identity cards but the NADRA officials are using delaying tactics. They alleged that the NADRA officials only give identity cards to influential people and also seek bribes.

“They open the office at 9:00am and close it at 12:00 pm. People wait here for the whole day and return without getting their identity cards. They only facilitate the influential people and also demand bribes,” a local tribesman told TNN.

“We have been left with no option but to pay them bribes to get our identity cards,” another visitor said.

The NADRA officials have refused to offer any comment over the issue. However, Assistant Political Agent Fazal Qadir has said action will be taken against corrupt officials.

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