Peshawar: Authorities in Pakistan`s restive Mohmand tribal region today arrested two Afghan clerics as part of a crackdown against illegal migrants.
Pesh Imam Abdul Hai was arrested from Yakkagund
sub-division while Maulvi Niaz Muhammad, who is also a teacher
at a state-run primary school, was detained in Haleemzai.
The crackdown was launched to improve law and order
in Mohmand Agency, where pro-Taliban militants are active.
Roshan Khan, the Assistant Political Agent of the
semi-autonomous region, told journalists that illegal Afghan
migrants had been warned they would be put behind bars if they
failed to leave the area.
A majority of imams or prayer leaders in mosques in
Mohmand Agency are Afghan nationals.