KARACHI: An Indian citizen residing in Karachi for the last 27 years was arrested on Saturday during the process of ongoing census in the megapolis, ARY News reported.
“Riaz Islam Ansari has been illegally living in Karachi for 27 years. A case has been lodged against the suspect and owner of the house who accommodated him,” said Superintendent Police Baldia Town.
During the ongoing census process, the suspect was asked to show his documents which he could not provide. Then, he was interrogated which revealed that he was an Indian citizen.
House listing has already been completed under the first phase of 6th census across Pakistan. While, head-count began on Saturday in 63 districts countrywide.
These include 16 districts in Punjab, eight in Sindh, 14 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 15 in Balochistan and five each in Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan.
The exercise will continue for ten days. Counting of homeless people will begin on 28th of this month.