42 Pakistanis deported from UK arrive in Islamabad

Published: March 2, 2016
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A migrant from Pakistan holds a placard while waiting to cross the border from Greece into Macedonia, near Gevgelija, Macedonia November 26, 2015. PHOTO: REUTERS

A migrant from Pakistan holds a placard while waiting to cross the border from Greece into Macedonia, near Gevgelija, Macedonia November 26, 2015. PHOTO: REUTERS

ISLAMABAD: A special flight carrying 42 Pakistanis deported from the United Kingdom arrived at Islamabad’s Benazir International Airport on Wednesday.

Sources say 30 of the 42 people left the country on exit permits, while the remaining 12 had regular Pakistani passports.

“Three of them had no previous travel recording, thus implying they must have left the country before Integrated Border Management System (IBMS) was imposed or through land routes.”

Pakistan suspends deportation accords

The deportees have been handed over to the Anti-Human Trafficking Cell (AHTC) department of the FIA for further investigation.

The FIA on Tuesday imposed a fine of Rs7.5 million on different foreign airlines for violating visa rules.

On the directives of Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar, all foreign airlines have been told not to carry any person into Pakistan who does not have a visa. To effectively pursue the case, heavy fines have also been imposed on airlines which have violated the rules in this regard.

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Reader Comments (6)

  • Saad
    Mar 2, 2016 - 6:58PM

    The nation should spend its money on providing employment to the youth instead of other stuff.Recommend

  • brar
    Mar 2, 2016 - 7:27PM

    In stead of imposing such fines our leaders must ponder over why their citizen want to migrate at any cost?Recommend

  • Aziz Bhatti
    Mar 3, 2016 - 1:25AM

    shamelessly thrown out of countries like US, UK, Saudia and still go begging and grovelling to them for money! No wonder the green passport is 2nd worst in the world.Recommend

  • Observer
    Mar 3, 2016 - 1:37AM

    If Pakistanis are deported this easily then why isn’t Pakistan deporting millions of illegal aliens from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka, Iran, Nepal and Burma etc.?Recommend

  • Mar 3, 2016 - 2:19AM

    Coming home sweet home is not an offence by any mean or a way. They must be welcome. The government must find the desperation of these individual and help them out. Its not the fault of the people its the government inability to provide some lively hood for them. Recommend

  • Azi
    Mar 3, 2016 - 4:42AM

    Its simple, everyone wants a better life. Be it through right or wrong means. When’s the last time you saw a westerner do the same thing and try to migrate to an under-developed country? Our problem has always been incompetent leaders, who keep coming back for more after their loot filled terms and people dont realize it. The ones that do are either shut up forcefully or they themselves give up and migrate or if unfortunate stick around in country for collective punishment.

    Leaders are not to blame but the people, asleep by the sweet fake promises made yet again to them, the ones who keep bringing them back.Recommend

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