Five foreigners were detained briefly on Friday by the Qila Gujjar Singh police after they failed to produce proof of identity when demanded by the police.
The five foreigners, one from Britain and four from Germany, were stopped at the Police Lines check post. They failed to provide their passports when the police asked them.
The four men were then taken to Qila Gujjar Singh police station.
They were later let go when the papers were produced.
Police said the men included Masud Yaris from Britain and Peter Waruni, Oliver Humerman, Uve Brian and Wolfing Spring from Germany.
They said the men were on their way to the hotel they were staying at, after visiting Uzbek Carpets on Nicholson Road.
Yaris told The Express Tribune that he was a carpet exporter and had been living in Pakistan for 15 years.
The German men, he said, were his guests.
Published in The Express Tribune, March 5th, 2011.