Islamabad High Court issues arrest warrant for Nadra chairman

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The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday issued bailable arrest warrants for National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) Chairman Usman Yusuf Mobeen for not abiding by the court’s orders.

The IHC had ordered Nadra in 2010 to provide police and Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) access to its biometric system and revenue record. The orders were issued while the court ruled on a petition filed by lawyer Waqas Malik.

In the petition, for the sake of the “state’s interest”, Malik had requested the court to bind Nadra to provide access to its biometric system and revenue record.

However, Nadra gad failed to comply with the court orders. Later, in 2016, the petitioner had filed a contempt of court plea against Nadra.

Justice Noor-ul-Haq Qureshi has ordered police to produce Mobeen before the court on March 3.

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