ISLAMABAD: Officials of National Database Regulatory Authority (NADRA) overtly dismissed allegations of data leakage while terming them reckless in a presser here in the federal capital on Tuesday.
â€śData of even a single citizen had not been shared from any platform. We are not here to reject or verify statements [of political leaders] pertaining to leakage of data. The email [shared by the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf] has nothing to do with the issue. Not even a single official will voluntarily relinquishâ€ť, claimed NADRA officials.
NADRA director general Zulfiqar Ali apprised attendants that the former official Syed Muzaffarâ€”who was removed from his post over corruption chargesâ€”had hurled allegations whereas one-year-old video was aired on a news channel.
He further added that apex court had extolled NADRAâ€™s steps in dual nationality case and same was done again by the countryâ€™s top court over NADRAâ€™s actions in overseas voting issue. â€śWe have given explanation to Election Commission of Pakistan [ECP] over allegations of data leakageâ€ť, he asserted.
Earlier, the PTI alleged that NADRAâ€™s Chairman Usman Mobin had provided valuable data to the PML-N to help the party win elections.
The party said Mobin was appointed NADRAâ€™s chairman by the PML-N and fair and free elections could not be held in his presence.
The PTI has approached the ECP over alleged data leak and a petition against NADRA Chairman would be submitted to seek his removal. NNI