Peshawar: Pakistani female doctor arrested in Afghanistan on suspicion
PESHAWAR: A Pakistani female doctor was among 11 persons arrested on the basis of suspicion in Afghanistan’s Takhar province following yet another incident in which around 50 school girls fainted and were rushed to hospital. Mustafa Rasuli, the press office incharge in the northern Takhar province, told the Afghan Islamic Press (AIP) that the security forces arrested the 11 suspects, including the Pakistani doctor, over the last two days in Taloqan and Rustaq districts on suspicion of involvement in the poisoning of the school girls. He said pieces of evidence recovered from them showed they were involved in incidents of poisoning at the schools. He didn’t identify the Pakistani doctor or the organization for which she was working.
The Takhar education and training director, Jan Muhammad Nabizada said their arrest would help cope with the incidents of poisoning of students.
The latest incident of school girls fainting at the school happened in a government institution in Rustaq district. The Takhar district administrator, Haji Hussain told AIP that 50 school girls fainted and became unconscious when they entered the school.
It’s pertinent to mention here that schoolgirls have been poisoned in the Takhar province several times in the recent few days. The Taliban recently said they were not involved in these incidents.