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43 deportees from Saudi Arabia arrive in Islamabad

PIA's plane

ISLAMABAD, 13 MAY (DNA) – As many as forty three Pakistanis have reached the federal capital on Friday after they were deported by Saudi Arabia. The deportees lost their passports while residing in Saudi.

Separately, three passengers were offloaded from a Brazil-bound flight after they were found possessing insufficient funds for travelling and other expenses there. Bilal Ahmed, Muhammad Imran and Arsalan Yaqub did not have hotel bookings either.

Another passenger travelling to Malaysia, Abdul Rauf was offloaded as well. On the other hand, at least 500 Pakistani illegal immigrants are stuck in Turkey while on way to Greece. On Thursday, it was reported that they neither have travelling expenses nor food.

They had demanded the government to take notice of the issue and bring them back to Pakistan. Meanwhile, Greece had deported three illegal immigrants yesterday who were handed over to Federal Investigation Agency’s (FIA) anti-human trafficking cell after they landed at Benazir International Airport.

In 2014, about 21,000 Pakistanis who were in Europe without permission were ordered to return home. An estimated 50,000 Pakistanis travel legally to Europe for work each year. DNA

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