Rawalpindi: 345 Pakistanis deported by Turkey arrive
RAWALPINDI: Three hundred and forty-five Pakistanis deported by Turkish immigration authorities landed at Benazir Bhutto International Airport (Islamabad) on Saturday. Sources in the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Immigration Cell told Daily Times that the deportees had entered Turkey illegally to slip into the European countries. They were brought back from Istanbul by two separate flights of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA). Most of them belong to Gujranwala and Mandi Bahauddin. Around seven belong to Rawalpindi and one to Abbottabad. They were handed over to the FIA Passport Cell after initial investigations.
The Passport Cell will thoroughly grill them to identify the travel agents who had sent them to Turkey on fake documents. A teenage deportee told Daily Times that he was kept in subhuman conditions soon after arrest. He said he wished to go abroad to earn money for his family. An agent charged Rs 0.4 million to send him to Greece. Assistant Director Immigration, FIA, Khalid Khattak said that the deportees would be sent to the anti–human trafficking cells of their respective regions for further interrogation.