QUETTA: Security forces arrested 85 Afghan nationals in the border district of Chagai district for allegedly crossing into Pakistan illegally, officials said on Monday.

The Afghan nationals were found on the Pakistani side near the border without legal travelling documents.

According to sources, the Afghan nationals entered Pakistan illegally to cross into Iran for further journeys.

A senior security official said the Afghan nationals were arrested and handed over to the Levies force for further investigation.

Levies Force officials said that after completing legal formalities and procedure, the Afghan nationals would be deported through the Baracha crossing gate on the Pak-Afghan border.

Published in Dawn, June 11th, 2024

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