Iran hands over Pakistanis who illegally crossed over border

Updated Jun 02 2020

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These Pakistanis entered Iran through illegal crossings two months ago without valid documents. — AFP/File
These Pakistanis entered Iran through illegal crossings two months ago without valid documents. — AFP/File

CHAGAI: Iran on Monday handed over 92 Pakistanis to Levies Force at Taftan border in Chagai district.

According to official sources, these Pakistanis had entered Iran through illegal crossings two months ago without valid documents which led to their detention.

A Levies’ official told Dawn that the majority of Pakistanis had travelled to Iran for pilgrimage despite restrictions imposed in the wake of coronavirus.

“The deportees have been shifted to quarantine centres after proper screening by health teams deputed at the border crossing in Taftan.

Excluding eight residents of Balochistan, the remaining people would be sent to their respective provinces for keeping them in quarantine before allowing them to go home to avoid the spread of coronavirus,” the official added.

Published in Dawn, June 2nd, 2020