ISLAMABAD – Nationwide Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) Chairman Tariq Malik on Tuesday stop his place observeing an issue surrounding private knowledge leak of Chief of Military Employees (COAS) Normal Syed Asim Munir and his household.
Malik submitted his three-page resignation to Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif in a meeting on the latter’s workplace, which was additionally attended by Inside Minister Rana Sanaullah Khan and Principal Secretary to PM Syed Tauqir Hussain Shah. “I discover it increasingly troublesome to work in a charged and polarized political setting,” he mentioned in his resignation, a duplicate of which is offered with The Nation. “It’s troublesome for any skilled to take care of his integrity and independence in an setting that constantly pigeon-holes folks in an ‘us versus them’ logic and the place political loyalty is privileged over competence,” it further reads. Malik, in his resignation, additionally pleaded the prime minister to not appoint a serving or retired bureaucrat to this position. “The organization deserves an intensive professionalfessional with a background in know-how and administration,” he mentioned, including that Nadra cannot afford additional political experimentation. Malik was appointed as Nadra chairman for the second time in June 2021 by the then authorities of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI). He had been dealing with immense strain to resign from his boss Inside Minister Rana Sanaullah Khan, days after reports emerged that some officials of the authority had been discovered concerned in leaking personal knowledge of the Military chief and his household. The authority itself carried out an investigation and initiated felony professionalceedings towards six officers for his or her alleged involvement in unauthorized entry to the info of Gen Munir’s household. Following this, Malik discovered himself in scorching water. The Federal Investigation Company (FIA) initiated an investigation towards him in a case of procurement of chip-based playing cards which might be used for issuance of computerized nationwide identification playing cards. Equally, the Nationwide Accountability Bureau (NAB) additionally questioned him regarding complaints about recruitments made within the authority throughout his stint.