91 Pakistani nationals deported from US arrive Islamabad
08 March, 2007
RAWALPINDI: 91 Pakistani nationals deported from US have arrived in Islamabad by a special chartered plane on Wednesday.
Moazzam Khan, a Pakistani consulate official in US and US immigration officials also accompanied them.
US immigration officials handed over these Pakistanis to FIA at airport. Immigration team led by deputy director FIA immigration Syed Kaleem Imam set them free after conducting investigation.
Special chartered plane reached Pakistan on Wednesday via Jordan. 6 Palestinians were dropped in Jordan. These people were settled in US for the last five to ten years. One Gul Maula was living there since the last 32 years.
Gul Maula told his wife and daughter were still in US and he possessed assets worth million of dollars in US. " I had divorced my wife but my daughter is still there. I was doing business there", he added.
Gul Maula was kept in jail for 11 months and US authorities had banned his entry to US for five years.
One of the deported families belongs to Lahore. Head of the family Tariq Shamim told his 17 years old daughter was studying in a college in US. "My two sons Waqas and Wahab were students of medical college and third son was doing business there. My five years old son has been retained in US alongwith my wife.
Recording their impression these deportees told Muslim community particularly Pakistanis are not being meted out better treatment in US. Pakistanis have to face insulting attitude. These deported Pakistanis remained in different jails for the period from 3 to 11 months before their deportation.
Pakistan consulate Moazzam Khan told Online most of these people have been deported due to overstay. However some of these deportees are green card holders. But they were found involved in activities related to violation of American laws. Entry of most of these deportees has been banned for a specified period.