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KP govt plans to expel Afghan prayer leaders

KP govt plans to expel Afghan prayer leaders

Feb 26, 2015 - 12:33

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): In a fresh development, the government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in Pakistaninfo-icon has planned to expel all Afghan prayer leaders who are living illegally in the province.

The quoting unnamed official as saying that the decision had been taken following reports about involvement of Afghan nationals in terrorist acts, especially in the provincial metropolis.

Talking to Dawn, he said that there were over 1,000 Afghan prayer leaders or assistants (moazin) in different mosques, but many of them had got valid documents while the rest were without official identity cards.

The government would expel around 294 prayer leaders, the official said, adding that the decision had been taken on the basis of a survey which was discussed in the meetings of high-ranking officials.

He said that security agencies had collected the bio-data of all the illegal Afghans and they would be deported at all costs under 14 Foreign Act. He said Afghan nationals, who had valid documents and running various businesses, would continue to stay.

He said that the police had also detained 65 Afghan nationals and cases against them were registered at different police stations.


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