PESHAWAR, 28 May: Office bearers of traders’ associations of Cantonment Board Peshawar (CBP) have expressed inability to share information about Afghan nationals with the administration.
Mujeeb ur Rahman, president of the coordination committee of different traders’ associations, rather suggested the Cantt administration should consult with the property owners for identifying Afghan nationals.
“The cantonment board has asked us to get register and provide information about Afghan traders and shop owners. It is almost impossible for us as we do not have proper information about each and every trader. The cantonment board administration should directly contact with the landlords and owners of plazas as they have proper information about the tenants,” Mujeeb ur Rahman said.
It merits a mention here that the CBP administration had served notices on owners of shops and plazas and traders’ association office bearers to immediately relieve Afghan nationals whether working with them as salesmen or occupying shops in markets and plazas and provide information to the police about them.
It was further said in the notices that the CBP administration is mulling to ban entry of all Afghan nationals into cantt limits due to security concerns. The CBP administration had warned that those who defy the instructions would be deemed as facilitators of militants and they would be proceeded against.