Iran hands over 113 illegal migrants to Pakistan

Published March 29, 2021
The Iranian authorities on Sunday handed over 113 Pakistani nationals to the Levies Force at Raahdari Gate of the Taftan border in Chagai district. — File
The Iranian authorities on Sunday handed over 113 Pakistani nationals to the Levies Force at Raahdari Gate of the Taftan border in Chagai district. — File

CHAGAI: The Iranian authorities on Sunday handed over 113 Pakistani nationals to the Levies Force at Raahdari Gate of the Taftan border in Chagai district.

According to official sources, these people were arrested in different parts of Iran for not having valid travelling documents.

The Pakistanis wanted to proceed towards Turkey and Europe via Iran for better jobs, the sources said, adding that the detained people were later handed over to Federal Investigation Authority (FIA) after completion of formal procedure and screening against coronavirus.

The FIA will further investigate and prosecute the illegal migrants.

A Levies Force official said that 32 people, excluding the above mentioned migrants, who did not have national identity cards were handed back to Iranian authorities.

Published in Dawn, March 29th, 2021

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