According to a media report which has surfaced on internet, a Sharjah-based former Indian citizen, who had changed her name, religion and nationality only to marry a Pakistani man around 19 years ago, is currently facing identity crisis owing to delay in renewing her Pakistani national ID card.
The woman identified Kajal Rasheed Khan had applied to renew her Pakistani ID Card on July 31, but she is still waiting for her fresh card as Pakistani national authorities add that her documents are now being checked for verification purpose, as reported by the Gulf News.
The report went on to add saying that usually, it takes 7-10 days to get an identity card renewed but in the woman’s case, it is still taking time.
Normally, it takes seven to 10 days to get an ID card renewed, the report said.
“I have been exchanging e-mails with NADRA (National Database and Registration Authority) for the last three months and have already provided them all the extra documents they asked me to submit, but there has been no progress,” Kajal’s husband Mohammad Rasheed Khan was quoted as saying by the newspaper.
Now her bank accounts are now frozen in Karachi. Kajal, whose current Pakistani ID card is valid until the year 2023, had to apply freshly for smart ID card so that she could operate her bank accounts in Pakistan.
“I fail to understand why my wife’s application is on hold as it is just a renewal of the ID card. She already holds valid Pakistani passport and Pakistani citizenship certificate,” Mohammad Rasheed Khan was quoted as saying by the daily.
Now the woman has a letter issued from the Pakistan Consulate General in Dubai confirming that she surrendered her Indian passport and was issued with a Pakistani passport in the year 2001.
Digging a bit deep about Rasheed Khan, he is 60 years old and an architect by profession. He flew to UAE from Karachi in the year 1989 and thought of doing business there. So, he had opened a supermarket in Dubai.
He had married Kalpana, a Hindu girl, in 1996 in Mumbai and it was then she changed her name to Kajal and was converted to Islam. It should be noted that Rasheed has relatives in India too. He has 4 wives including 2 each from India and Pakistan and 10 children.
One of his Indian wives resides in India with two daughters.
His first Pakistani wife has 2 sons and a daughter while the other Pakistani wife has 2 daughters and a son. The report went on to add that Rasheed and Kajal have 2 children- a son and a daughter.