81 foreigners booked for illegal stay in capital


ISLAMABAD: Cases were registered against 81 foreigners for their illegal stay in the Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) during the last five years, while 154 others were arrested and sent to judicial custody, said a police official on Friday. 
He said the Islamabad police had asked all refugee camps to restrict the movement of Afghan refugees and not to allow anyone to move outside the camp without permission.
The district administration had been requested to approach the UNHCR for repatriation of Afghan refugees residing in the jurisdiction of the ICT, he added. 
A source said that a survey was being conducted through the beat officers/officials in slums situated in the jurisdiction of various police stations for taking action against illegal foreigners.
He said the Interior Ministry had directed the force to depute policemen at all inlets/outlets of the city to check the activities of foreigners residing in the jurisdiction of the ICT and take strict action against illegal immigrants. 
It had also directed the ICT Police to complete the registration of Afghan refugees as soon as possible; otherwise, the officials concerned would be held responsible, he added.
Meanwhile, the police claimed to have arrested 14 outlaws from various areas of the city and recovered 53 wine bottles and weapons from their possession, a police spokesman said.
According to details, Industrial Area police arrested six alleged thieves – Saleem Khan, Hussain, Sardar, Ehsan, Rafiq and Arif – and recovered stolen items from them.
Sabzi Mandi police nabbed Qamar Mehmud and Gohar Ali for having a .222 Remington rifle, an 8mm rifle and ammunition from them.
Koral police arrested a bootlegger, Shahid Mehmud, for possessing 30 wine bottles, while Nilore police apprehended Tariq Mehmud for having a 30-bore pistol.
Bani Gala police arrested Aftab and Tanveer for having a 30-bore pistol and a 12-bore gun, respectively, while Qadeer and Jehangir were apprehended for having 23 wine bottles.
Cases have been registered against these nabbed persons and further investigation is underway. Meanwhile, 22 professional beggars were also arrested by the Islamabad police.

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