KHYBER: Guards at the Torkham border seized foreign currency from an Afghan national during checking of pedestrians here on Friday.

Officials said $20,400 was recovered from secret pockets of an Afghan man, namely Faheem, when he was undergoing screening at the electronic scanner while returning to his country.

They said the foreign currency was sent to the Customs House in Peshawar, and the Afghan was also taken into custody.

Meanwhile, the Landi Kotal tehsil municipal authority has initiated development schemes worth Rs20 million.

Tehsil municipal officer Shehbaz Khan said on Friday that the schemes were handed over to the respective contractors after completion of the tendering process and arranging the required funds.

He said the funds would be utilised on beautification of Hamza Baba Children Park, the Khyber Market, Rangarh Bazaar, Zakriya Masjid Market and Papoos Supermarket in Peerokhel.

Published in Dawn, November 27th, 2021

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