Two Indian citizens detained in Pakistan

Indo Asian News Service

Karachi, March 30 (IANS) During a census exercise, Pakistan provincial authorities detained on Thursday two Indian nationals who were living in Karachi "illegally".

Addressing a news conference after winding up the first phase of census in eight districts of Sindh, Provincial Census Commissioner Abdul Aleem Memon said both the detainees did not have any legal document.

"One has been arrested from Gulberg Town, Karachi and we have recovered a diary from his possession," he said, adding that they have been handed over to law enforcement agencies for further investigation, the Express News reported.

About the ongoing census, which began on March 15, Memon said in the first phase around 50 per cent census blocks were covered and the second phase will begin from March 31 to April 12.

--IANS

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