Alleged spy arrested at Pakistan-Afghanistan border


Nasir Aijaz
AsiaN Correspondent

Islamabad: Pakistan’s Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has arrested an alleged spy, identified as Umar Daud, from Torkham border that was opened on Monday for round-the-clock operation to facilitate the movement of people to and from Afghanistan.

In an official press release, the FIA said it arrested a passenger from Torkham checkpost and handed him over to Peshawar officials for further interrogation.

During questioning, the suspect said that he belongs to district Karak and has an Afghani passport too.

As per record of International Border Management System, it was found that he was placed on Exit Control List (ECL) by the law enforcing agencies, the press release said.

The suspect went to Afghanistan in 2013 and obtained its nationality. He also travelled to India five times.

“In the year 2014 he raised the Pashtun Liberation Army (PLA) which was aimed to discredit Pakistani institutions at the behest of hostile agencies,” read the FIA statement.

The FIA registered a case against the suspect and further investigation is underway.

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