Govt asked to bring back 400 Pakistanis arrested in Libya – Pakistan

BAJAUR: Pakistan Peoples Party native leaders on Monday demanded of the federal caretaker authorities to bring back the 400 Pakistani migrants, together with 60 from Bajaur tribal district, who’ve been detained in Libya for final 4 months

Addressing a information convention on the Bajaur Press Club right here, PPP former district president Aurangzeb Khan, Haji Khan Bahadar and Eng Hifzoor Khan identified that these Pakistanis have been arrested by the Libyan authorities on July 31 once they have been attempting to enter Europe.

Flanked by the relations of the a number of detainees, the PPP leaders mentioned the Pakistanis have been arrested from the warehouses of human smugglers, the place they have been saved for getting into Europe.

The PPP leaders mentioned in accordance to media experiences and relations, all of the migrants have been later shifted to prisons to be deported to their nation after completion of formalities. They claimed all of the formalities had been accomplished in September and the Libyan authorities was prepared to return them back to the houses immediately.

However, they alleged the Pakistani authorities weren’t prepared to permit them back as they have been suspicious about their nationalities.

The PPP leaders mentioned the Pakistani authorities, particularly the inside ministry and the Foreign Office officers, didn’t allow their return as they believed migrants weren’t Pakistani residents.

They asserted that the migrants have been Pakistani residents as they possessed Pakistani passports and different paperwork.

They mentioned it was the job of Pakistani mission in Libya and the Foreign Office officers to examine the detainees’ nationalities once they have been arrested.

They mentioned no official of the Pakistani embassy in Libya had even met the migrants to confirm their identities.

The PPP leaders demanded the caretaker prime minister and international and inside ministers to guarantee early and protected return of the immigrants to their homeland.

They additionally demanded the military chief and PPP chairman Bilwal Bhutto Zardari to play their due position in early return of Pakistani residents to their nation.

Published in Dawn, November twenty first, 2023

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