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Two Afghan clerics arrested in Pakistan

Last Updated: Saturday, December 19, 2009 - 20:26

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.


First Published: Saturday, December 19, 2009 - 20:26
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