Rawalpindi: 144 deported by Greece, UK held
RAWALPINDI: As many as 147 Pakistanis deported from Greece and the UK arrived at the Benazir Bhutto International Airport (BBIA) by three flights on Thursday morning, sources in the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) said. All deported persons were shifted to the Anti–Human Trafficking Cell (AHTC). The first flight of Gulf Air landed at BBIA with 65 Pakistanis who sneaked into Greece illegally and arrested by its border force. While 32 Pakistanis were sent back to Islamabad by a special plane chartered by the Greek government which landed at 9:15 a.m. The third flight from the UK arrived at BBIA carrying 50 Pakistanis on board, FIA sources said adding that they were arrested by the UK police for living in different cities of Britain illegally.
The FIA authorities released three persons out of 65 deported from Greece, the airport sources said, adding that remaining 62 deportees staged a protest over what they called illegal action and chanted slogan against the FIA. Sources said that the FIA staff thrashed the protesters to control the situation. The remaining 144 have been shifted to the AHTC for further investigation to ascertain about human traffickers who sent them to Greece and Britain.