Karachi: Rangers detain 123 Afghan nationals
KARACHI: Sindh Rangers on Friday detained around 123 Afghan nationals and handed over them to Mochko police. Later, the detainees were given into the custody of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA).
“The detainees entered Pakistan from Chaman border without legal travel documents,” an official of the FIA said, adding that they had been booked under the Foreigners Act.
FIA officials said that a four-member committee, comprising Hassan Askari, Maula Bux, Munir Shah and Zubair Ghumar, had been constituted to initiate a probe into the case.
Primary investigation revealed that the FIA had directed Excise Department, Balochistan and a transport company to confirm the routes and registration number of the vehicles.
FIA was reluctant to show the identity of the detainees. According to an FIA official, Rangers personnel had been deployed at Mochko area beside Hub River road for checking, where they stopped four coaches destined for Quetta from Karachi.
The Rangers sought the identity and nationality of the commuters, but they could not provide sufficient documents for travelling.