16 Afghan nationals arrested in Hafizabad
HAFIZABAD: The city police along with railway police have arrested 16 Afghan nationals including 15 children from bus stand here on Wednesday.
According to police, Hayatullah, an Afghan National resident of Mansehra was taking 15 Afghan children aged between 12 to 15 years from Rohri to Rawalpindi by Pakistan Express when they got off from the train at Hafizabad railway station and ran towards the bus stand.
On suspicion, the railway police along with city police chased them and took them into custody near general bus stand. The Afghan nationals were identified as Hayatullah, Javed, Gul Khan, Abdullah, Islam Khan, Usman Khan, Hadayatullah, Ismatullah, Zabtay Khan and others. During interrogation, Hayatullah told the police that he had brought these children from Haripur and he wanted to smuggle these children to European countries. A case has been registered against them accordingly and further investigation is in progress.