172 Pakistani nationals who reportedly entered the country illegally from nearby nations will be deported, according to Turkiye. On October 10, 2022, the deportees will return to Pakistan.
In this context, the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Pakistan have received letters from the Deputy Counsel General of Istanbul.
Around 100 citizens of Pakistan were also deported by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) at the end of the previous month. They have engaged in visa and Iqama law violations. At Karachi’s Jinnah International Airport, they made their landing.
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Twenty of them had been handed over to the FIA’s Immigration Wing for investigation, while the rest of them were allowed to return home.
Saudi Arabia also deported Pakistanis
KSA deported 200 Pakistani citizens earlier this year as well. They had also arrived at the Jinnah Airport on two separate flights. They were also allowed to return to their houses after the necessary medical tests.
Earlier, as many as 100 Pakistanis landed at Jinnah International Airport after being deported by Saudi Arabia for multiple reasons. According to details, most of the passengers were deported for violating visa and iqama laws. “20 of them have been shifted to passport cell for further investigation,” sources privy to the development said.
The 20 prisoners were jailed in Saudi prisons under separate charges and therefore had to complete their sentences in Pakistan while the others were allowed to go to their homes, they said.
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In a similar action previously, two flights carrying 200 Pakistanis deported from Saudi Arabia reached Jinnah International Airport Karachi.
The flights from Jeddah and Riyadh airports carrying the deportees reached the Karachi airport where they would undergo medical tests including rapid antigen test for COVID-19.