DERA ISMAIL KHAN: The police on Monday arrested 240 Afghan nationals for entering Pakistan without valid travel documents.

Officials said the Gomal Bazaar police arrested them in Tank city after they entered South Waziristan illegally. The arrested persons also included 26 women and as many children.

A police official said the Afghan families were trying to travel from Wana area of South Waziristan to different parts of the country in 37 vehicles. They were held at the Gardawi checkpost.

The official said the police had registered a case against Afghans on the complaint of Gomal police station SHO Fahim Mumtaz. Later, they were sent to Dera Ismail Khan central jail.

Published in Dawn, March 1st, 2022

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