CHITRAL: A large number of Afghan SIMs and mobile cards along with medicines of Indian pharmaceutical companies have been recovered from different shops in Arandu village situated on the Pak-Afghan border in the south of Chitral.
Deputy Commissioner Chitral Osama Ahmed Warraich told Dawn on Saturday that many traders had been arrested for selling Afghan SIMs and Indian made medicines.
He said keeping in view the volatile situation in the neighboring area of Afghanistan surveillance had been augmented in the areas of Chitral which bordered Afghanistan.
He said on a tip-off he ordered the Chitral Levies to conduct raids in Arandu town under the supervision of Assistant Commissioner, Drosh, Mohammad Yousuf.
Mr Warraich said the shopkeepers had been asked to surrender the Afghan SIMs and mobile cards as well as the Indian medicines on their own, failing which action would be taken against them.
He said the other border villages were also being kept under strict surveillance to check the use of Afghan mobiles which can be used in subversive activities.
Published in Dawn October 2nd, 2016