258 deportees from Turkey flee Islamabad airport
RAWALPINDI/ISLAMABAD: Around 300 Pakistanis deported escaped the custody of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Immigration Cell from the Islamabad airport on Wednesday. FIA sources told Daily Times Turkish authorities deported 408 Pakistanis who went to Turkey on fake documents. The sources said the deportees were shifted from the international arrivals lounge to the domestic arrivals lounge upon arrival in Islamabad to facilitate pilgrims arriving after haj. They said one of the deportees shouted a slogan and all the deportees started running out of the lounge.
They said the Civil Aviation Authority and airport security were placed on high alert. Only about 150 deportees were arrested, while 258 managed to escape. Adviser on Interior Rehman Malik suspended the shift in-charge and other airport staff and ordered a joint enquiry of the incident.