2 detained for collecting Ushr in Balkh
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (PAN): Two men have been arrested with weapons for allegedly collecting Ushr (Zakat) from farmers in the Chamtal district of northern Balkh province, security officials said on Tuesday.
The pair was apprehended in the Ali Baba area during a two-day search operation that concluded on Tuesday, deputy police chief Col. Abdul Razzaq Qadiri told Pajhwok Afghan News.
He said the two individuals were caught red-handed while collecting Ushr from wheat growers. Two guns and two motorcycles were recovered from their possession.
Qadiri said the area had been cleared completely of insurgents as a result of the operation, which was jointly conducted by army and intelligence personnel.
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