8 Afghans being deported after serving jail terms in Pindi
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): Eight Afghan citizens, after serving prison terms in the garrison town of Rawalpindi, are set to be deported to their country, a Pakistani newspaper reported on Tuesday.
The eight men have already been shifted to the central prison in Peshawar, the capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province,for deportation via the Torkham border crossing.
Dawn said 31-year-old Mohammad Javed was arrested by the Islamabad police on March 19 under Section 14 of the Foreign Act for illegally entering Pakistani territory. A court later ordered his deportation.
Momand Khan was detained on May 4 by Sadiqabad Police for the same offence. The 25-year-old was later sentenced to one month in prison by a judicial magistrate.
According to the daily, Habib Shah, 32, and Hazrat Noor, 24 were held under the same law and were sentenced to three months in prison.
Jabbar Khan (23) and Sardar Khan (32) were arrested by police on March 8 before being sentenced to three months in jail for illegally entering Pakistan.
Noor Mohammad (27) and Hashmatullah (28)had been arrested on June 4. Both were ordered to be deported by a local judicial magistrate, the newspaper said.
Download “Pajhwok” mobile App, on your smartphone to read and access latest news, features, interviews, videos and photos about Afghanistan.