QUETTA: Security forces on Sunday sealed a seminary in Quetta’s Eastern Bypass area and arrested 100 Afghan students, staying in seminary without any valid documents.
According to security officials, a search operation was conducted at Madrassa Abdullah bin Zubair located at Bhoosa Mandi area and 100 Afghan students were arrested under Foreigners Act.
The detained Afghan nationals did not have any travel documents to study and stay in Pakistan, added security officials.
The Afghan students were later handed over to various police stations for further questioning.
Security forces also recovered suspicious literature and other material from the seminary.
The Afghan nationals who were illegally staying at the seminary would be repatriated to Afghanistan, added the security official.
Security forces have intensified the operation in the aftermath of Quetta carnage, which left more than 70 people most of them lawyers dead.
Police and Frontier Corps, a para-military force, arrested a large number of Afghan refugees residing in Pakistan without any valid documents.
Action has been taken after the security forces apprehended six militants including a key commander of Al Qaeda in Balochistan’s Noshki district close to the Afghan border on Saturday.