Pakistani CNIC (Computerized National Identity Card) of a Chinese man is being shared on social media on which different people have reacted in different ways. Tariq, a human right activist shared the picture claiming it as the after effects of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).
Pakistani Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal responded that his parents were naturalized in 1989 and he was born decades before CPEC.
If this is true. The after effects of CPEC pic.twitter.com/YB24WNzlKs
— Tariq Afghan (@afghan_tariq) November 1, 2017
On these remarks many social media users including Tariq responded by saying that there are thousands of Afghani & Rohingya who should have become the naturalized citizens but NADRA rejects their citizenship.
His parents were naturalised as Pakistani citizens in 1989, decades before CPEC was born.
— Ahsan Iqbal (@betterpakistan) November 1, 2017
Hamid Mir, a renowned journalist who survived a target killing, also said that Afghans are our brothers. He said that their Kalima should be enough and that they don’t need any visa or passport.
In recent years Pakistani government has forced thousands of Afghanis to go back to Afghanistan despite the fact that they were living here from many years and were even born in Pakistan.
Rohingya muslims living in Karachi are also facing the same problem. Thousands are living in poor conditions in Korangi and other parts of Karachi without any rights because they are not given citizenship of Pakistan.