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61 Pakistanis deported by US and Greece arrive in Islamabad

Press Trust of India  |  Islamabad 

Fifty-two Pakistani immigrants deported by the US have arrived here by a special flight amid tight security, a media report said Thursday.

informed the National Assembly Standing on Tuesday that US authorities detained and prosecuted the Pakistani nationals for immigration violations, criminal conduct and other serious charges.

Dawn newspaper, quoting immigration sources, reported that 53 Pakistanis were scheduled to be deported, but only 52 people arrived on Wednesday as one person fell sick at the US airport and was not sent back.

US security officials were guarding the Pakistani deportees when they arrived at the on a special flight. Soon after landing, they asked the Pakistani authorities to take custody of the deportees who had been arrested by the

The recently launched a crackdown on the foreigners who stayed in the US even after the expiry of their visas. The 52 Pakistanis were among those who overstayed in the US, the report said.

A senior of the said the deportees were allowed to go after verification of their The parried a question about the fate of those involved in petty crimes and deported by the US, the report said.

Qureshi had also confirmed that the US denied visas to three senior Pakistani officials following a row between the two countries over of dozens of Pakistanis in for their visa overstay and other allegations.

The Pakistani officials who faced US visa restrictions are an additional secretary, a joint ministry and the general passports, the said on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, nine Pakistani illegal immigrants deported from were taken into custody after their arrival at by a separate flight and shifted to the FIA's Anti-Human Trafficking Cell.

The FIA said the deportees were kept at the cell's jail for further legal proceeding as they had gone to through land route and were later caught by the Greek authorities.

He said that since the nine deportees belonged to district in province, they would be shifted to FIA Gujranwala for further legal proceeding.

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First Published: Thu, May 16 2019. 19:46 IST
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