Pakistan arrests Russian seeking bride in remote north

3 April, 2016 12:00 AM printer

CHITRAL: A Russian national who went to Pakistan in search of a wife has been arrested and is being questioned by intelligence agencies, officials said Saturday, reports AFP.
Apelgans Viacheslov, a 28-year-old from Moscow, had put up posters in the northern district of Chitral advertising his dream of marrying a local woman and offering a one million rupees ($9,550) reward to anybody who could help him achieve it, district police chief Asif Iqbal said.
“The Russian national had embraced Islam for his dream and his new name is Turud Ali,” he told AFP, saying the poster featured a picture of the Russian and the address of the hotel he was staying at.
The Russian was arrested for failing to register with Chitral police station, as foreigners are required to do for security reasons when visiting the area, Iqbal said.