RAHIM YAR KHAN: Police arrested four Afghan nationals working as labourers in the Rajanpur Kalan area, some 34km from here, on Friday.
These Afghan nationals’ identity was disclosed when they went to a mobile phone shop to buy new SIM cards for their mobile phones as Pakistani citizens.
The shop owner demanded the computerised national identity cards from them and he informed the police when they refused to provide him with copies of CNICs.
According to the first information report (FIR), Muhammad Nazir Kakar and Shaista Khan Kakar, residents of Qudus Colony, Kabul, Umar Doulatzai of Mazar-i-Sharif and Khaiyal Muhammad of Ghazni were working at a brick kiln on Ronda Pul Khaido Road near Rajanpur Kalan as labourers.
During interrogation by the Abadpur police, the suspects could not produce any visa or permission letter to stay in the country.
The police arrested them and registered an FIR against them under Section 14 of the Foreigners Act of 1946.
Police spokesperson Zeeshan Randhawa told Dawn that on Saturday all the four Afghan nationals were produced before the area magistrate who sent them to jail.