PESHAWAR: The police have intensified the operation against illegal Afghan nationals and arrested 340 illegal Afghan immigrants during search operations here during last three days.

SSP Operations Peshawar, Abbas Majeed told the media persons that following the directives of provincial government and authorities concerned, the police continued operation against illegal Afghan nationals in Peshawar cantonment and other localities of the city.

He said that during three-day operations 143 illegal Afghan immigrants were arrested from cantt circle, 135 from city circle while 62 from rural circle.

The apprehended Afghanis were illegally residing in the provincial capital without required documents. 

SSP Abbas Majeed has vowed to continue operation till clearing entire Peshawar city of the illegal Afghan citizens who pose serious security threat besides also affected the public by sharing resources allocated for them.