KARACHI: Personal information including national identity cards and phone numbers of thousands of volunteers enrolled in the Corona Relief Tiger Force (CRTF) is being shared online.
The Tiger Force is scheduled to begin operations across the country today (Monday)
Reports of data sharing on social media surfaced on Sunday.
Cyber analyst Zaki Khalid wrote in a message on Twitter that the national identity cards of Corona Relief Tiger Force volunteers
And PDF files and photos of personal information, including mobile numbers, are easily shared illegally in the unofficial WhatsApp group.
The document contained information of volunteers who allegedly registered from Kasur, Khushab, Pasrur, Chunian, and Pattoki districts of Punjab.
There is also a signed order in the personal information files of Tiger Force members shared in the WhatsApp group, allegedly issued by Pasrur's assistant commissioner.
The order, issued on April 28, said the "Tiger Force members would be present at the utility stores listed next to their names."
This document includes not only the National Identity Card of the volunteers, contact information but also the status of Tehsil, Union Council, age, profession, qualifications, skills, and registration.
The Qasoor list contained details of 8,000 people, 4,029 from Pasrur, 2,000 from Khushab, 123 from Pattoki's document, and 172 from Chunian's.
So far, the government has not confirmed whether the documents are genuine.
Such information is provided to the Deputy Commissioner who has now been warned against forwarding private information.
When the document provider was asked how they accessed these lists, he replied that he had received them from another WhatsApp group, indicating that these lists were readily available.
Earlier, addressing a press conference, Usman Dar, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister for Youth Affairs, said that about one million people have registered for the Corona Relief Tiger Force, including doctors, engineers, lawyers, retired soldiers, and others. ۔
According to the Special Assistant, those who volunteered in the country due to the coronavirus include 300,000 volunteer students, 133,000 social workers, 50,000 doctors, 40,000 teachers, and 17,000 medical workers.