2 Afghan prayer leaders held in Takht Bhai
MARDAN: The police Tuesday arrested two Afghan prayer leaders from mosques in the limits of Lundkhwar Police Station in Takht Bhai tehsil of Mardan district, police sources said. The sources said the police arrested two Afghan peshimams, Juma Khan and Shamsul Islam from the mosques under the Foreigners Act for staying in Pakistan without legal documents. The police registered the case against them under Section 16 of the Foreigners Act. Some years ago when the militancy was at its peak in the province, the government directed all the district police officers including Mardan district to launch crackdown against the Afghan prayer leaders and remove them from the mosques.