Seven Pakistanis deported from Turkey

Published: January 23, 2019
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PHOTO: FILE

PHOTO: FILE

ISLAMABAD: Turkey deported seven Pakistanis on Wednesday for illegally trying to enter the country. They were sent back on flight TK-710 and the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) received them at the New Islamabad International Airport.

Out of the seven men, the FIA cleared five and arrested two, namely Gujranwala’s Manawar Hussain and Asad Abbas.

Last year, the Anti-Human Trafficking Cell of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) arrested eight passengers who were deported by Turkey.

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The deportees were identified as Syed Hassan Raza, Zulfiqar Ali, Toheed Ahmad, Nadeem Faisal, Ghulam Hussain, Muhammad Riaz, Bilal, and Yasir Masih.

In 2016, 25 would-be immigrants from Pakistan were deported by Turkish authorities.

The deportees possessed valid emergency passports, FIA officials said.

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They had illegally crossed the Turkish border and were deported after the interior ministry’s completed its verification process.

The deportees were shifted to the Anti-Human Trafficking Cell (AHTC) of the FIA for legal formalities.

On May 5, 2016, 27 Pakistanis were deported by Greece via Turkey on similar grounds. They are still lodged at the AHTC.

 

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  • Humza
    Jan 24, 2019 - 4:27AM

    If millions of Arabs, Afghans, Somalis and Iranians are illegally entering Europe to claim asylum as refugees, why deport these few Pakistanis. We all know the majority of asylum seekers are just poor economic migrants who saved up money, smuggled to Europe illegally and made up stories of persecution to play the refugee game. It is not fair to deport some but not others.Recommend

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