Zahedan, May 21, IRNA - Deputy Head of IRI Disciplinary Force said in Zahedan on Monday residence of foreign nationals at entire cities on eastern border of country is forbidden.
General Hossein Zolfaqari made the comment during his visit of Zahedan at a press conference, adding, "A project aimed at rounding up and deporting the illegal foreign nationals is being seriously pursued and the foreigners that have residence permits, too, must leave Sistan-o-Baluchestan Province and seek residence at non-boarder provinces."
He added, "No excuses, such as involvement in economic and business activities along with Iranians, and the like is acceptable from the foreign nationals and the remaining ones should be rounded up and deported."
General Zolfaqari elaborating on a plan for controlling the boarders said, "The plan in Sistan-o-Baluchestan Province is inclusive of building cement walls, digging canals, etc. and it is being pursued perfectly well."
He reiterated, "In certain boarder regions of Sistan, in the vicinity of Hamoun Lake, we would construct watch post castles, so that if the water level would rise controlling the boarder would still be possible."
The Deputy Disciplinary Force Chief reiterated, "In order to control our boarders better and more effectively we have installed radar terminals at our boarder posts and taken advantage of electronic equipment, whose usage would be at broader scale later on." He added, "Using kites to identify the polluted regions is among the other measures adopted in Sistan-o-Baluchestan."
On confiscation of narcotics by the disciplinary forces in the region, he said, "Last year our officers found some 329 tons of various types of narcotics, that was noticeably higher than the previous years."
Focusing on Disciplinary forces' campaign against hooligans and disturbers of security in eastern parts of the country, he said, "The process of that campaign is proceeding perfectly."
He also referred to the ongoing cooperation between the Iranian and Pak police forces in campaign against hooligans and armed smugglers, adding, "Keeping in mind that a large number of disturbers of Iranian boarder regions' security have taken refuge in our neighboring country, we have presented the Police of Pakistan detailed reports in that respect and they have promised to cooperate."
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