Pakistan Recovers Mullah Mansour’s Domicile Certificate


Islamabad: Pakistani authorities have recovered the domicile certificate of slain Taliban chief Mullah Mansour which was illegally made under a fake name, officials said today.

The recovery of the domicile certificate comes after Mansour was found possessing not only Pakistan’s computerised national identity card (CNIC) but also a valid passport with him that left Pakistani authorities red-faced.

He had a fake name — Wali Muhmmad — on the documents. The domicile certificate, also known as certificate of residence in a district, was issued in 1999 under the same fake name of Wali Muhammad, according to a Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) official.

The certificate, which allows the bearer to get state jobs and other government facilities, showed him that Wali Mohammad belonged to local Kakar tribe of Pushtun and is a permanent resident of Qila Abdullah district of Balochistan.

The document is signed by the then deputy commissioner of the district, Hafiz Mohammad Tahir, who was already facing probe for showing laxity while issuing the identity card.

He is now being investigated by the FIA.

Pakistan has arrested at least four officials who had signed or approved issuance of identity card and passport for Mansour. The probe was launched after he was killed in a US drone attack on May 21 in Noshki area of Balochistan.