119 Pakistanis arrive after being deported from Spain
29 March, 2007
RAWALPINDI: Atleast 119 Pakistanis have disembarked at Islamabad International Airport following the deporting from Spain through special Charter Flight.
These illegal immigrants had entered Spain through Dubai, Kenya, Mauritius and by using different sea routes. They were working illegally.
Visa term of most of them had been expired. At least seven persons are from Rawalpindi and rest of then from Gujranwala, Gujrat, Mandi Bahauddin and different areas of Punjab. These persons had to pay Rs 5 to 10 Lac to human traffickers for reaching Spain.
It is pertinent to note that a boat of Pakistanis trying to enter Spain had been seized some days ago. The Spain government had kept the Pakistanis illegal for two month in custody and after completion of all documents they were handed over to Pakistan embassy for deporting.
Most of the persons had no passport and embassy of Pakistan had issued passports on urgent basis.
FIA personnel after getting information during investigations handed them over to regional offices for further investigations. However, at least eight persons have been kept for special investigation in Rawalpindi.
The deportees tried to conceal their faces and avoid media while coming out of terminal.