Pakistani officials say they have arrested a foreigner suspected of links with the al-Qaida terrorist network.

Officials say the suspect was arrested Monday night in a village, Charsadda, northeast of Peshawar, about 50 kilometers from the Afghan border.

Pakistani security forces have rounded up dozens of suspected al-Qaida members following the arrest of the network's reputed third-in-command, Abu Farraj al-Libbi, earlier this month.

Some information for this report provided by Reuters and AFP.