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March 30, 2020

81 Mohmand, Bajaur returnees held, quarantined

Peshawar

March 30, 2020

GHALLANAI: At least 81 persons, who were returning from Karachi, were arrested by the district administration for violating Section 144 and entering the tribal district on Sunday.

Taking action on a tip-off, Assistant Commissioner Lower Mohmand, Qaisar Khan, arrested 81 individuals belonging to Mohmand and Bajaur districts for violating Section 144 and entering the district at Bab-e-Mohmand.The returning residents of the two districts were being brought from Karachi in two dumper trucks and entering the Mohmand district.

The arrested persons were then taken to the nearby quarantine centre for the Covid-19 screening.After the initial screening, 54 returnees hailing from Mohmand were sent for quarantining for 14 days into their homes after presenting a written guarantee to the authorities.However, 27 persons belong to Bajaur were handed over to the respective district administration for quarantining and conducting further tests for coronavirus.