Equipments stolen from Nadra office in Miranshah
PESHAWAR: Theft of computers and other equipment from the main office of the National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) located in a high security zone in Miranshah has put under question the performance of the law–enforcement agencies. Senior government officials in Miranshah told The News by phone that unknown thieves broke the window of the Nadra building Sunday night and took away two computers, printer, scanner and other items. Pleading anonymity, an official said the Nadra office was located in the Miranshah Civil Colony where security is tight. He said the office was about 30 yards away from the security checkpoint manned by the paramilitary Frontier Corps (FC) and a Levies post. The official said that besides the paramilitary Tochi Scouts that is part of the FC in North Waziristan, around 30 Levies officials were also supposed to perform duty at night.
He said the political administration had taken two people, a peon and Levies official, into custody for their absence from duty on the night of the occurrence. “If someone can rob the Nadra office in the Civil Colony then anything can happen any time here,” the official remarked.
However, another official added the security situation was not satisfactory in the colony where outsiders have been living for quite a long time. “Outsiders have occupied 35 houses in the colony. Some of them were transferred years ago or retired from government jobs but they are yet to vacate official residences,” he said.
He claimed there was no proper check on these families and their guests visiting them in the sensitive area. When reached by phone, an official of the tribal administration confirmed the incident but said only the political agent was authorised to comment on it.
The government recently transferred Political Agent Yahya Akhunzada from North Waziristan and made him an officer on special duty (OSD) on the recommendation of an inquiry commission formed to probe the Bannu jailbreak organized by Taliban militants who had reportedly come from North Waziristan. The government had transferred Abdul Jabbar Shah as political agent to North Waziristan but cancelled his posting later and issued transfer order of another officer.