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NADRA Denies Data Leakage Claims, Says Voter Records Is Completely Safe

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NADRA Denies Data Leakage Claims, Says Voter Records Is Completely Safe
ISLAMABAD: Officials at National Database Regulatory Authority (NADRA) have rejected suggestions that the expert has released voters' information to a political party.

Tending to a public interview on Tuesday, four NADRA chiefs said that no information had ever been breached by the authority.
NADRA Denies Data Leakage Claims, Says Voter Records Is Completely Safe
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DG NADRA Zulfikar Ali said,
We have never shared the data of any citizen at any platform.
Our press conference has nothing to do with the statement of any political party.We are neither denying nor verifying any political statement about the data breach.

He said that an old email was run by a TV channel, which had nothing to do with the information leakage.

He said that a NADRA officer, Syed Muzaffir Ali, who was sacked on defilement accusations, has leveled claims of information leakage.

Ali said that the Supreme Court had recognized NADRA's work in double nationality case. He said that such charges had been leveled in the past moreover.
NADRA Denies Data Leakage Claims, Says Voter Records Is Completely Safe
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On Monday, Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) kept in touch with the National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) Chairman Usman Yousaf Mobin, over a claimed voters information hole to outcasts, dreading a potential risk to the electronic discretionary moves framework (CERS).

The ECP composed a letter to the Nadra administrator and looked for dire measures and activities before the demonstration impacts the validity of Nadra and the ECP everywhere as overseer of the constituent rolls.

The letter with subject "Secrecy and security of discretionary moves information", the ECP reminded the Nadra director that according to the agreement marked between the ECP and Nadra in June 2011, Nadra is going about as an unwavering specialist co-op to the ECP and is constantly expected to help and protect the ECP's honest to goodness interests.
 It said.
However, the competent authority has observed with great concern that there exists a potential threat to security of data relating to the computerized electoral rolls system. Apropos to the article/report published on May 25 and May 28 in a English daily, showing that there are insiders who have crept into the system and provided the information to outsiders.

The ECP composed that it may likewise be noticed that the report was wanted by this commission however actually, the report was imparted to non-beneficiaries before it achieved this commission, along these lines raising eyebrows. It likewise upheld the worry that other information identified with voters may likewise have been imparted to unapproved hands when such information reports are being shared. "This demonstration is an unmistakable infringement of the term 3.11 and 3.3 of the agreement and isn't satisfactory at any cost. It requires dire measures and moves be made before it impacts the believability of Nadra and the ECP everywhere as caretaker of the constituent rolls. It might be noticed that all such data and reports are planned for utilization of the ECP, though Nadra's part is to keep up and save the data/information," the letter says.

The ECP stressed that every single such individual, who had enjoyed this demonstration, should be reprimanded and fundamental unmistakable measures are required desperately to maintain a strategic distance from such episodes in future. "Your responsein this respect is acutely anticipated and should achieve this commission by May 31," positively.

In an announcement, the ECP likewise set aside the impression, made by a few media reports that the letter was composed after Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf had moved the ECP. A representative for the ECP said that nothing up to this point had been gotten from the PTI in this association, though the letter to Nadra executive was composed by the commission without anyone else.

It justifies a say here that PTI Chairman Imran Khan had called for removial of Nadra executive and furthermore alerted senior VP of the gathering Dr Babar Awan, A day before Eid,  to file a petition in the Election Commission.


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