PESHAWAR: The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa government has ordered the provincial police to nab all foreigners who fail to produce valid documents permitting them to stay in Pakistan.
District Coordination Officer (DCO) Siraj Ahmad Khan had earlier, on April 25, given a one month deadline to all foreigners who lacked valid visas and were staying in Pakistan. He had issued a warning, stating that all those who failed to produce valid documentation or refugee cards would be arrested.
When the deadline expired on May 25, the police started hunting down all those people who were living in and outside the provincial capital without proper approval.
Feroz Shah, Public Relations Officer to the DCO, told The Express Tribune that the deadline had expired and a number of foreigners who lacked proper documents to stay in Pakistan had been arrested, adding that the crackdown was still underway and the police had been ordered not to favour anyone.
He said that the arrests were being made under the Foreingers Act, and that most of the arrested were Afghan refugees.