QUETTA : Iranian authorities handed over 70 illegal Pakistani immigrants to Levies Force at the Taftan border in Chagai district on Sunday.
According to official sources, the detained people were arrested from different cities of Iran for living without valid traveling documents.
The Levies Force, after completion of formal procedure, handed over the immigrants to the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) for further interrogation.
Pak-Iran border gate reopened
Iranian authorities have reopened the Pakistan-Iran border gate on the Taftan border in Chagai district after a month-long closure.
According to official sources, the border gate was closed in connection with Nauroz holidays last month.
People from the border districts on both sides can get a 15-day special permit, known as Raahdari, from the district administration, after which they can cross the border to meet their relatives on the other side.